On Tuesday 25 April Bishop Kevin Dowling gave a talk to just over 50 people about the Catholic Nonviolence Initiative and the lessons in nonviolence from the life of Oscar Romero.
It was a very powerful presentation. Bishop Kevin spoke from his personal involvement in situations of unrest in both South Africa and other part of Africa. He stressed the importance of trying to get across that there is an alternative narrative to how conflicts can be solved; that the many techniques of nonviolence (he cited 198!) are proving to be more effective at attaining goals than armed conflict is. There was much to think about arising out of what he said.
Bishop Dowling has provided the full text of his talk and we make this available as a PDF download here.