Pope Francis’ World Day of Peace Message for 2017, Nonviolence: a Style of Politics for Peace celebrates the 50th anniversary of this series of Papal Statements This call is one that challenges deep seated attitudes and values among people of good will.
"I hope people of faith in Australia will speak out with renewed vigour against the US military and pursue the Christmas vision of peace. I hope they will organise and build a nonviolent movement to turn away the US military presence and herald the coming of a new nonviolent Australia."
In his 2012 New Year's Day reflection Dear offers one way into this nonviolent movement. He invites people of Christian Faith to Vow of Non Violence as a religious act.