Blog Template Theology of the Body: Blessed are the Peacemakers

Monday, November 06, 2006

Blessed are the Peacemakers

Matthew 5

"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God."

... in that vein, I have really been enjoying the Evangelicals & Catholics Together: The Christian Mission in the Third Millennium document of the early 1990's. Let me just say that I really admire the signatories to this exciting piece of unity; it had to be hard for the individuals on both sides. I particularly admire the Evangelical signatories, since they had more to lose in the face of disapproval, given the absence of institutional covering/funding for their work. Here they are:

Notable Evangelical signatories:

Mr. Charles Colson (Prison Fellowship)
Dr. William Abraham (Perkins School of Theology) (hooray for Professor Abraham!)
Dr. Bill Bright (Campus Crusade for Christ)
Dr. Os Guinness (Trinity Forum)
Dr. James I. Packer (Regent College, British Columbia)
The Rev. Pat Robertson (The Seven Hundred Club, Regent University)
Dr. Mark Noll (Wheaton College)

Notable Catholic signatories:

Fr. Richard John Neuhaus (Institute on Religion and Public Life, First Things)
Mr. George Weigel (Ethics and Public Policy Center)
Professor Mary Ann Glendon (Harvard Law School)
Professor Peter Kreeft (Boston College)