The Word Among Us

Easter 2019 Issue

Forging Peace through Fellowship

Blessed Pierre Claverie’s path of respect amidst violence.

By: Kathryn Elliott

Forging Peace through Fellowship: Blessed Pierre Claverie’s path of respect amidst violence. by Kathryn Elliott

“There is an increasingly deep divide among people just an hour away from us by plane. It is at a fever pitch now; it is terrifying. . . . And this is the Church’s rightful place because it is Jesus’ place. The cross is the rack of the one who does not choose one side or another, because by joining humanity one does not reject part of humanity. . . . The mission at hand is that of holding both sides together.” —Bishop Claverie

Pierre Claverie was born in 1938 to a French family residing in Algeria, an Arab nation conquered by France a hundred years earlier. For...


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