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.
Our annual memorial service to mark the execution of Blessed Franz Jagerstatter in Germany in 1943. The service of prayers and readings will be held in the Crypt Chapel, Westminster Cathedral ( entrance via the car-park in Ambrosden Avenue).
This will be followed by an interfaith peace walk to London Peace Pagoda. Details here
DSEI (Defence & Security Equipment International) is one of the world’s largest arms fairs. It takes place in London’s Docklands every two years. It is due to return in September 2019.
Pax Christi and other faith based organisations will be present on the No Faith in War day – Tuesday 3rd September
Note that Pax Christi is leading the procession from St Anne’s Church at 10am to the East Gate. We will stop briefly several times en route for an adapted Stations of the Cross liturgy.
Briefing and Making Day with London Catholic Worker on 18th August here
Join Pax Christi, Quaker Peace and Social Witness group, Campaign Against the Arms Trade, and friends, for a candle-lit silent vigil on the eve of the Arms Fair. Be a witness for a world without weapons. More information: here
Here are a range of events for 2019
15 September (Sun) St Columba’s, RC Parish in Chester marked the beginning of The World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel with a shared tea, after Mass, to support Palestine. Two more teas have been organised for October, and appeal by Friends of the Holy Land at all masses on first Sunday of Advent.
18 September (Wed) 3.30- 5.30. Vigil for World Week of Peace in Palestine and Israel: Humanity and equality in God’s creation. Piazza, Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King., Liverpool. Organised by Pax Christi Liverpool
18 September (Wed) 2019 doors open at 7.00pm. Talk: Monitoring Human Rights in Palestine: an eye-witness account with Paul Clark who has served as a volunteer with both the Christian Peacemaker Teams and with the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel. St George’s Catholic Church Parish Hall on Sansome Place, Worcester, WR1 1UG
18 September (Wed) Mass offered for Peace in Palestine and Israel. St Gabriel’s Parish, Church In Wales Bryn Rd, Brynmill, Swansea SA2 0AP. All Welcome
20 September (Fri) Eye Witness Accounts of life in Palestine . Speakers Alison Milne & Michael Kenny. 7.30 Reading International Solidarity Centre, 35-39 London STreet, Reading RG 1 4PS. All welcome
22 September (Sun) Prayers for Israel and Palestine, 2 – 5 pm. Old St Paul’s Church, 63 Jeffrey Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1DN
4 October (Fri) at 3.30. A reflective celebration of Water, Earth , Fire and the olive tree. Held in the Walled Garden, Minsteracres, Durham, DH8 9RU. Will include the planting of an olive tree in memory of Susannah Crump
Extinction Rebellion have a rebellion action planned in London beginning on 7th October. A space on Victoria Embankment will be held by XRPeace and friends, a coalition of organisations for peace and justice, including Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. CND explain that ‘there will be workshops, teach-ins and exhibitions, choirs, musicians, comedians, academics, story tellers and speakers making the links between nuclear weapons, militarism and the climate emergency’.
Tuesday 8 October A joint event with York Justice and Peace, supported by the Newman Association
Theresa Alessandro, Director of Pax Christi will speak about: Pax Christi and our struggle together to be
peacemakers. Event begins at 7.30 with refreshments from 7pm.
At the Extinction Rebellion Peace space, David Collins, an Executive member of MAW and a member of Veterans for Peace will give a short talk then lead a discussion focussing on the links between militarism and climate change.