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Keep up-to-date with Pax Christi and other peace-related events.  If you are organising a Pax Christi event in your own area send us details and we will post them here.

Mar
1
Wed
Liverpool Ash Wednesday- Public Act of Repentance @ St Lukes Church
Mar 1 @ 12:45 pm – 2:00 pm

Public act of repentance for preparations for Nuclear war (replacement of the Trident weapons system).  Gather on the steps of St Luke’s, the bombed church and then process through city centre. Setting off from St Luke’s at 1.00pm

Glasgow Ash Wednesday Witness @ South Gate, Faslane Naval Base
Mar 1 @ 2:45 pm – 3:45 pm

Join us for our annual Ash Wednesday Service of Repentance and Resistance at the home of the UK’s weapons of mass destruction.
We will start at the car park next to the South Gate where we will mark each other with ashes and then process with the cross to the South Gate accompanied by readings, prayers and hymns. All are welcome. There may be transport available from Glasgow. Please get in touch for further information: glw@catholicworker.org.uk

London Ash Wednesday Witness against nuclear weapons @ Embankment Gardens Whitehall Section
Mar 1 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Read about our Ash Wednesday Witness 2016

Read about our Ash Wednesday Witness 2016

Our Annual act of prayer, witness and resistance to nuclear war preparations.

Meet at 3.00pm, Victoria Embankment Gardens, Whitehall Section (nearest tube Embankment ).  Between Northumberland Avenue and Horseguards Avenue.

Preparation for London gathering on 23 February, LCW, 49 Mattison Road, Harringay, London N4 between 7 – 8.30 pm

We encourage members to organise their own events around the country.  Here you can download the Liturgy Booklet used in 2016 to give you ideas for prayers/symbolic actions.

Mar
8
Wed
International Women’s Day
Mar 8 all-day
Celebrate peace women on  International Women's Day 8 March

Celebrate peace women on International Women’s Day 8 March

On this International Women’s Day celebrate Women Peacemakers!  Use the Pax Christi postcard to write to a woman/women you know who inspire you as peacemakers.  Order from the office.  Pack of 20 cards £1.50

Mar
28
Tue
Voices of Peace – North Sheilds @ St Cuthbert's Church
Mar 28 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

A series  organised with the Departments for Justice and Peace and Interreligious Relations

Mar
30
Thu
Experiences of an Ecumenical Accompanier,Liverpool @ Quaker Meeting House
Mar 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Speaker John Hobson will speak on his role within the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme where he served for 3-months in the West Bank/Occupied Territories.

Apr
20
Thu
Global Campaign on Military Spending 2017 @ National
Apr 20 @ 12:00 am – Apr 23 @ 11:45 pm

 GDAMS card17GCOMS 2017 will run from 20 April  to 23 April – we hope this may give an opportunity to spread actions and events into the week-end.

A great opportunity to raise the issue of military spending – asking the question, “does it make us safer”.  Help others to think about this with a stall in your town centre or church.  Highlight the opportunities that are lost when governments spend money on the military rather than on health, education, development, climate change and more…

Ideas on how to run stalls here 

 

Apr
25
Tue
Nonviolence: the witness of Oscar Romero and the Catholic Nonviolence Iitiative @ Oxford Place Methodist Church
Apr 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Romero-300x180Bishop Kevin Dowling was elected to the Pax Christi International board in 2004 and became Co-President in 2010, bringing with him a wealth of experience in working for human rights and social justice.

Bishop Kevin will  speak on the nonviolent witness of Archbishop Oscar Romero and its message for us today. Bishop Kevin has  been present at various Romero commemorations in El Salvador and supports the work of the  Romero Trust.

Pat Gaffney has been General Secretary of Pax Christi UK since 1990. She is a member of the international working group that initiated the Catholic Nonviolence Initiative and helped facilitate the Rome Conference. She has spoken at innumerable conferences and been an outstanding contributor to peace work both here in the UK and internationally.

This event has been organised with the support of both Pax Christi and the Archbishop Romero Trust.

May
6
Sat
Revitalising the tools of active nonviolence,Liverpool @ Cenacle Retreat House
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

A  one day event led by Pat Gaffney of Pax Christi  introducing the work of the newly formed Catholic
Nonviolence Initiative of which Pax Christi is a founder member.  This new initiative helped to shape the 2017 World Peace Day message, Nonviolence, a style of politics for peace.

Booking essential.  Contact janharper1@yahoo.co.uk

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