When: Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at 1:00 PM — Wednesday, December 28 at Noon
Where: St. Stephen and the Incarnation Church, 1525 Newton St. NW, Washington, DC 20010
What: Please join members of the Atlantic and Southern Life communities and other peacemaking friends in a time of retreat and nonviolent witness to commemorate the Massacre of the Holy Innocents – past and present. We will meet on December 27 at 1:00 PM and end on December 28 at Noon. Please bring sleeping bags and bedding. This year we are honoring in a special way our friend and mentor, Dan Berrigan, SJ, who died on April 30, 2016.
On Tuesday, we will reflect on Dan’s exemplary commitment to Gospel nonviolence, prepare for nonviolent witness the next day and have liturgy together. In our public witness at the Pentagon we will convey our hope for a world of nonviolence, peace and justice.
Regarding the election outcome, the advice of Dan and Phil Berrigan is instructive with respect to our attitude toward the political powers: “Pray for Them and Resist Them.”
During these difficult times, let us pray for each other as seek to make the Word flesh in building, ever wider and stronger, the Beloved Community. Let us recommit ourselves to ending the slaughter of innocents everywhere.