“It is a recognition for the Cuban laity”: Communicator of Peace Award In memoriam to Gustavo Andujar, former SIGNIS President
Blagovest Media International calls SIGNIS Members to Pray and Work together for Peace
“Media for a culture of peace,” is the cause to which we in SIGNIS commit ourselves. So, it is only fitting that we share the pages of this final issue of 2020 with our sister organization, Pax Christi International, the Catholic peace movement. We are bound together by a common vision of peace rooted in the Church’s social teaching: peace is the fruit of justice, reconciliation, and respect for human rights. So it is that in our world in these times, perhaps more than ever, peace can only be achieved through action. A culture of peace is built through efforts to halt extractive industries from destroying the planet and indigenous peoples. It is created by offering alternatives to militias as a remedy to unemployment. It is brought about by tedious negotiations in favor of disarmament. In our relationships, our society, and our world, it means choosing nonviolent ways to resolve conflicts. In all of this work there is a place for stories, both to encourage those so engaged and to invite others to join in. Those narratives communicate the Good News.