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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

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Promoting peace in the world by creating “safe spaces” for dialogue.

Objective

Share0 Share +10 Tweet0 Theme:  Missionary Disciples of PeaceOBJECTIVE:  Students will be able to: DEFINE “safe spaces” and begin to CREATE them in their community.  RESEARCH,

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Saint Francis prays for us to be instruments of peace for God in the world.

Step 1: Pray

Share0 Tweet0 Share +10 As a missionary disciple Lord, make me an instrument of your peace;where there is hatred, let me bring love;where there is hurt and suffering, let me offer forgiveness;where

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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