Category Archives for Go Forth 2020

Creating safe spaces with family.

Engage Your Family

Share0 Tweet0 Share +10 CREATE a weekly time for members of your family to gather in order to be intentional about listening to one another.  Create a “safe place” where all can share and feel heard.  DISCUSS: What was one blessing this week? What was one challenge?  Where did you or where did you not […]

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Go Forth Educator’s Guide 2020

Access your Middle School or K-5 Educator’s Guide for your classroom by filling out the form below. You will then be directed to a page where you can download a high quality PDF file to print out or share digitally.  GO FORTHEDUCATOR’S GUIDEDownload the COMPLETE 2020 Go Forth Educator’s Guide.

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Support the efforts to expand the Mutamaiyo Peace School in Kenya.

Be a Global Neighbor

Share0 Tweet0 Share +10 Fr. Lance and the community hope to expand the Mutamaiyo Peace School to grades nursery through seven. Local people will volunteer for the construction work. The expansion will make the school eligible for government teaching staff and free primary education. Find out how your school or church can support Fr. Lance’s […]

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Peace poles promote solidarity.

Raise Your Voice

Share0 Tweet0 Share +10 Create a Peace Pole in your community.  A Peace Pole unites groups in solidarity to promote peace.  Create a pole together and include on it the words “May Peace Prevail on Earth” in many languages.  Invite others to a ceremony that encourages all those gathered to work toward peace. INSTAGRAM @DiscoverYourNeighbor […]

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Communities in Chicago and Kenya create spaces of peace in times of violence.

Step 4: Take Action

Share0 Tweet0 Share +10 In both stories from Kenya and Chicago the community has come together to create peace in times of violence and uncertainty. Take action by inspiring peace in your group/class by reaching out to the wider community.RESEARCH active listening skills, peace circles, restorative justice, building trust, and conflict resolution techniques.  DEVELOP ground rules […]

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Pope Francis states that violence is not the cure for our broken world

What Does The Church Say?

Share0 Tweet0 Share +10 “Violence is not the cure for our broken world. Countering violence with violence leads at best to forced migrations and enormous suffering, because vast amounts of resources are diverted to military ends and away from the everyday needs of young people, families experiencing hardship, the elderly, the infirm and the great […]

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Scripture is God inviting us to be instruments of peace.

Step 3: Explore Scripture and Tradition

Share0 Tweet0 Share +10 READ ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:Old Testament: Isaiah 2: 3-5Life of Jesus:  Matthew 5:38-41Christian Living: 1 Cor 12:3B-7, 12-13REFLECT:  These Scriptures tell the story of how God invites missionary disciples to be instruments of peace.  How do you think this message is relevant in today’s world?  What gifts, talents or abilities do […]

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Mutamaiyo Peace School in Kenya is safe space for children amidst internal conflict.

Neighbor Focus

Share0 Tweet0 Share +10 Kenya Kenya, a small country in eastern Africa, has suffered years of conflict and war, but the Mutamaiyo Peace School in the town of Molo has become a place of hope. Fr. Lance Nadeau and other Maryknoll priests and brothers working in the country have witnessed people from different ethnic groups fighting […]

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Warriors of peace ministry provides a safe space in Chicago.

Faith Perspective

Share0 Tweet0 Share +10 ChicagoEvery Friday night, a group of teens called, “Warriors of Peace” gather at St. Gall parish in Chicago. They live in a neighborhood on the South Side, called Gage Park. It’s a neighborhood where teens see gun violence, gangs, drugs and alcohol abuse. One of the young adults leaders explains that […]

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Teens develop safe spaces to promote peace in Chicago.

Step 2: Make Personal Connections

Share0 Share +10 Tweet0 READ the FAITH and NEIGHBOR PERSPECTIVE articles to see how groups in Chicago and Kenya created safe spaces. DISCUSS: The youth in Chicago describe their group as a “SAFE SPACE” where they can be heard and accepted.  How would you define the expression “safe space”? What are ways that a group can […]

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