More Catholic Social Teaching: Peace
Promotion of Peace and Disarmament
Catholic teaching promotes peace as a positive, action-oriented concept. In the words of JPII, “Peace is not just the absence of war. It involves mutual respect and confidence between peoples and nations. It involves collaboration and binding agreements.” There is a close relationship in Catholic teaching between peace and justice. Peace is the fruit of justice and is dependent upon right order among human beings. Pope Paul VI: “If you want peace, work for justice.”
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