London:A buzzing room of around80 Pax Christi UK members andsupporters gathered in London last Saturday for the Annual GeneralMeeting of the Catholic peace move-ment in Britain. They included peo-ple from the dioceses of Birming-ham, Liverpool, Leeds, Nottingham,Portsmouth, Salford, Shrewsbury,Southampton and Westminster, and two from Pax Christi in Scotland. They heard Chair Holly Ball wel-come the new Director Theresa Alessandro, who said she was “really enjoying” her new job. Theresa high-lighted that Pax Christi’s networksare Catholic, ecumenical and inter-faith, and in the near future she willbe taking forward the issue ofmorally responsible investment inIsrael and Palestine, and on nucleardisarmament.
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The future relationship between the UK and Europe remains frustratingly unclear. In time for the European Parliamentary elections this month, Pax Christi International have launched a European Manifesto, subtitled ‘The Europe We Want’. The document encourages citizens of Europe to choose members of the European parliament based on values of solidarity, fraternity and peace.
In contrast to the recent rhetoric suggesting that the British Trident nuclear deterrent is responsible for maintaining peace in Europe for the last 50 years (recently “celebrated” at Westminster Abbey), this document highlights the achievements of Europe as a ‘project for peace’ since 1945. A central ‘pillar’ of that achievement has been ‘the promotion and protection of human rights’.
Read the document for yourself here.
Pax Christi UK intends to continue our productive working relationship with our European partners and other sections in Pax Christi International, regardless of the outcome of Brexit negotiations. We affirm the European Manifesto’s view that “Europe” is still very necessary for achieving the goals of peace, prosperity and sustainability in a world shaken by inequalities, conflicts, cataclysmic climate change and geopolitical imbalances.’
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The 15th May 2019 is the 71st anniversary of the Nakba (Arabic for catastrophe). We commemorate the expulsion of more than 750,000 Palestinians from their homes and the destruction of over 400 Palestinian towns and villages to make way for the State of Israel. Around the world there will be activities in support of the Palestinian people, especially those who, after more than seven decades, remain refugees. There will be a press release from Pax Christi International on 15th May and here in the office, we plan to have a ‘silent circle’ at 11 o’clock.
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There are plenty of Actions and Ideas for Palestine to try – Let us know about your actions, and send a photo. It’s good to be able to report on our support for Palestinian people.
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