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Welcome Back! Peace is September's Theme

building blocks for peaceNotre Dame Virtual School's Theme for September is Peace. In the video below, Jeremy Gilley, founder of Peace One Day describes the impact one person -- each of us -- could make learning and living peace in our world today in his video: "Introduction to Peace One Day (view below)."

Teacher resources and suggested methods/approaches are listed after the movie. This suggested list is one of many essays following the violence in Charlottesville, VA. Use your favorite search engine to find the latest items of interest!

Mark your calendars.
Peace Day, September 21

Introduction to Peace One Day
(Aug 30, 2016) Jeremy Gilley, founder of Peace One Day, talks about his journey to create a day of global ceasefire and non-violence on a fixed calendar date, Peace Day, 21 September.

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Teacher Resources

Analysis | The first thing teachers should do when school starts is talk about hatred in America. Here's help from The Washington Post
by Valerie Strauss (Washington Post, August 13, 2017)

An AntiRacism Theme has been surfacing before Charlottesville and death of Heather Heyer, a civil rights activist.

From Sojourners Magazine August 16, 2017
The violence in Charlottesville, VA, this weekend once again put America’s racism on full display. We, not just as Americans but as followers of Jesus, must pluck up hate by the roots and never let it take hold under any guise—neither “defending southern heritage” nor “making America great again.”
White Supremacy Versus Gospel in Charlottesville

From Pax Christi USA August 16, 2017
The Quest for Peace with Justice Has Consequences
by Sr. Anne-Louise Nadeau, SNDdeN (August 16, 2017)

From Pax Christi USA August 14, 2017
Charlottesville Statement: Silence is the Softer Voice of Racism
"The silence is insidious. It speaks racism softly, deceptively, and effectively. What are those of us across the United States, committed to peace with justice, doing about the perpetuation of violence all around us?"

From United States Catholic Conference of Bishops (August 2017)
Bishops Address The Sin of Racism
Bishop Murry, of Youngstown, talks with the media following this morning's announcement that he will Chair the new Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism. For more information, see the News Release

CNS Story: Bishop at forefront of initiative says racism demands church's attention