Advent Guide 2020: Building a Culture of Peace
December 4th, 2020
(Prepared by Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns)
The Season of Advent offers us a time to prepare our hearts for the coming of Christ, the Prince of Peace. This Advent, we invite you to reflect on what it would look like to build a culture of peace – a journey that begins with peace in our hearts and leads to peace in our local communities, nation, and world.
In our work we understand peace as not merely the absence of war or violence, but the presence of just social systems and right relationships between different members of society.
This guide includes reflection on the weekly Scripture readings during Advent, as well as prayers and examples of Maryknoll missioner experiences and suggested steps for “faith in action.” We hope this guide helps individuals and communities reflect on how they can welcome the Prince of Peace this Advent.