Notable Quotes

The Patriarch Abraham, who today brings us together in unity, was a prophet of the Most High. An ancient prophecy says that the peoples “shall beat their swords into ploughshares, and their spears into pruning hooks.”


This prophecy has not been fulfilled; on the contrary, swords and spears have turned into missiles and bombs. From where, then, can the journey of peace begin? From the decision not to have enemies.


Anyone with the courage to look at the stars, anyone who believes in God, has no enemies to fight. He or she has only one enemy to face, an enemy that stands at the door of the heart and knocks to enter. That enemy is hatred.

Pope Francis, with religious leaders in Iraq

Notable Quotes


Looking for something to give up this Lent? Disappointment, resentment, frustration, and anger must all be given over to Christ or they will consume us–and our world.

Richard Rohr, OFM

Notable Quotes

It is not just partisan politics for a party to deliberately and systematically seek to suppress minority votes, it is also a heretical denial of the biblical assertion of the image of God in every one of us that entitles us to equal dignity, equal rights, equal citizenship, and equal opportunity.

Rev. Jim Wallis, in Christ in Crisis