ERIC Number: ED142469
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Human Rights--A Priority for Peace. Celebration of Pope Paul VI's 9th Annual Period of Peace.
Jennings, James R., Ed.; Rengel, Patricia L., Ed.
The 1976 World Day of Peace booklet focuses on the arms race, as contrary to peace and human rights, as a positive weapon for peace. The booklet includes a five-week study outline and resources. Pope Paul VI selected "The Real Weapons of Peace" as the theme for the 1976 World Day of Peace. His emphasis on "real" weapons suggests that there exist in our world today "false" conceptions of what truly leads to peace. The three sections of this booklet relate to these false conceptions and their sources. The first section, "Liturgy," emphasizes the need for prayerful preparation and reflection on the issue of war and peace. The second section, "Focus," examines the tension between the weapons of peace and the weapons of war, human rights, and national security. The final section,"Process," attempts to countermand ignorance by serious study. The real weapons include a knowledgeable and politically astute public, willing to effect changes in national policies toward the genuine pursuit of justice and peace. Separate lists of organizations concerned with human rights and of Conference publications are included. (Author/KC)
Descriptors: Catholics, Christianity, Civil Liberties, Conferences, Disarmament, Human Dignity, Human Relations Programs, Humanism, International Organizations, International Relations, Justice, Peace, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Study Guides
Office of International Justice and Peace, United States Catholic Conference, 1312 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20005 ($0.50 paperbound)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United States Catholic Conference, Washington, DC.
Note: This booklet is supported by the Office of International Justice and Peace of the U.S. Catholic Conference