Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta


Peace practitioner Father McCarthy to lead workshop on ‘Gospel Nonviolence’

Published April 16, 2015

ATLANTA—Pax Christi will sponsor a one-day conference, “Gospel Nonviolence” on Saturday, May 2, at St. Jude the Apostle Church, 7171 Glenridge Drive, Atlanta, in the ministry hall.

The conference will be from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. with coffee and refreshments offered at 8 a.m. Lunch is provided.

Father Emmanuel Charles McCarthy, a priest of the Eastern rite of the Catholic Church, will be the speaker. He is a co-founder of Pax Christi USA and has devoted decades of his life to the pursuit of nonviolence based on the Gospel.

Father McCarthy received his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from the University of Notre Dame and a doctorate of jurisprudence from Boston College. He taught at Notre Dame, where he founded the Program for the Study and Practice of Nonviolent Conflict Resolution.

For 25 years, Father McCarthy served as spiritual director or rector of St. Gregory the Theologian Byzantine-Melkite Catholic Seminary in Newton, Massachusetts. He has directed retreats and spoken at conferences worldwide for more than 40 years regarding the relationship of faith and violence.

Author of several books, Father McCarthy was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize for his life’s work for peace within and among people. He will discuss Jesus’ way of nonviolent love of enemies and friends.

The requested donation for the conference is $25 for adults and $15 for high school and college students. Seating is limited and the registration deadline is April 25.

To register online, go to

For additional information, contact Pax Christi St. Jude team members Ellen Finnigan at 404-398-7600, Ashley Petty at 770-324-0684 or Joe Goode at 770-396-5902.