One of the most notable highlights of this past year took place in the undercroft of St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church in Baltimore on the evening of Tuesday, November 17, 2015. On that night the Alliance Catholic Worker hosted its 3rd Annual Peace Dinner at St. Vincent DePaul Parish in Baltimore, MD. This year the event was co-sponsored by the Community of Sant’Egidio, Pax Christi Metro DC-Baltimore, and the Catholic Peace Fellowship.

The Community of Sant’Egidio began the evening by leading those gathered in a beautiful prayer for peace which was followed by a simple supper provided by Pax Christi Metro DC-Baltimore and St. Vincent DePaul Parish. Those present for the prayer included Archbishop Joseph Tobin, Bishops John Michael Botean, Anthony Taylor, Frank Dewane, Mark Seitz, John Stowe, Richard Pates, Michael Warfel, Peter Baldacchino, Abbot Nicholas Zachariadis and around thirty Christian peacemakers.

The Catholic Peace Fellowship was invited to orchestrate a panel on War, Peace and Christian Conscience Formation. The CPF panel, framed and introduced by director Shawn T. Storer, included elaborate presentations by Raquel Falk, Daniel Baker, Kristi Casteel with invited responses by Bishop Anthony Taylor of Little Rock and Martha Hennessy of Maryhouse Catholic Worker in New York. A rich roundtable discussion moderated by Tomas Murray of the Alliance Catholic Worker followed the panel. We are grateful for all who co-hosted and participated in this remarkable evening.

We invite you to view a recording of the CPF panel from that evening here: