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April – May 2016

21 May, Pax Christi Annual General Meeting in Leeds The Leeds Pax Christi group offered warm hospitality to those who gathered from around the country to take part in our Annual General Meeting.  The overall message was that Pax Christi’s work in schools, parishes and internationally is thriving. Anne Dodd, outgoing Chair, opened the meeting …

August-September 2016

  30 August  Peace Pilgrims return from Vezelay   See full set of photographs here  Pat Gaffney, General Secretary of Pax Christi and former chair Anne Dodd were among the fourteen pilgrims from around England who have have just returned from a walking pilgrimage to Vezelay in France. Organised by Student Cross and supported by …

February 2016

Pax Christi joins Stop Trident rally 27 February 2016 Pax Christi has encouraged faith groups  to  join with thousands of others at the Stop Trident  demonstration in London on Saturday 27 February, challenging the  Governments plans to renew or replace Trident, Britain’s nuclear weapons system. They will gather for a short time of prayer at Hinde Street  Methodist Church, …

January 2016

Peace Sunday 2016 celebrated around the country – 18 January Reports are coming of vigils, prayer services, information stalls, exhibitions and more organised by our members for Peace Sunday 2016, celebrated in England and Wales on 17 January. In Liverpool, the Pax Christi group held a stall at the Metropolitan Cathedral, speaking with people after …

July – December

November 2018: Peace groups gather to say ‘No more war: let’s make peace happen.’ Several hundred people gathered in London on 11 November, members and supporters of the First World War Peace Forum, to reflect on the impact of war on the world and re-commit to building peace in the years ahead. Meeting in Tavistock …

June-July 2016

18 July: Pax Christi joins vigil in Parliament Square on night of Trident vote Pictures  of the event  Members of Pax Christi joined hundreds of others for a two-hour vigil in Pariament Square while MPs in the House of Commons were engaged in a debate on Trident.  Catholics, Quakers, Anglicans, Methodists and Buddhists stood in …

March-April 2017

Pax Christi marks Global Campaign on Military Spending 20 – 23 April  A week ago the Ministry of Defence proudly announced that the UK is “stepping up across the globe: the 5th largest defence budget in the world and largest in Europe, rising by around £1Bn a year” How will this promote sustainable security with …

October – November 2016

27 October – Pax Christi sign open letter to Boris Johnson urging the UK to support nuclear ban treaty Nineteen UK based NGOs, including Pax Christi,  have signed an open letter to Boris Johnson on the day when discussion opens at the UN General Assembly on setting in place negotiations for  a nuclear weapon ban …

September – December 2019

9th September Silent Vigil against the Arms Fair: The silent vigil took place inside the grounds of the Excel centre on the green outside. This took place on the eve of the opening of the arms fair. Members and other organisations (Quakers, Christian CND) gathered around in a circle and took part in silent prayer. A beautiful …

May-August 2019

8th August: In advance of the No Faith in War protest against the Arms Trade on 3rd September: Report in The Universe here 24th July: As we hear the news of the appointment of Boris Johnson as Prime Minister, Pax Christi worked with ecumenical partners in the Network of Christian Peace Organisations, to release a press …

January – April 2019

Easter Sunday 2019: Theresa Alessandro introduced herself to readers of  The Universe: NJPN comment April 2019: Valerie Flessati and Pat Gaffney from Pax Christi British Section were among more than 60 people who met at the Vatican on 4 & 5 April for a joint gathering, “Path of Nonviolence: Towards a Culture of Peace.”  organised by the Vatican’s Dicastery …

May – August 2018

21 August 2018: Justpeace: August – September edition As Pax Christi looks forward to taking part in a creative parallel programme at the Eucharistic Congress in        Liverpool, this Justpeace reminds us that the Eucharist is food for the real life and needs of this world. David McLoughlin tells us that accepting the Eucharist is accepting …

January – June 2018

15 May 2018 – Conscientious objector day in Tavistock Square, London Today well over a hundred people came together in Central London for the annual commemoration of International Conscientious Objector Day.  Pax Christi members as well as some of the office team gathered together with various groups from the peace movement to celebrate and remember …

November-December 2017

11 December  Faiths’ Leader  Statement in support of Nobel Peace Prize 2017 Twenty-two faith leaders, among them Most Revd Malcolm McMahon, Archbishop of Liverpool and Bishop William Nolan, Bishop of Galloway and President of Justice & Peace Commission Scotland, have issued a statement to congratulate the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), recipients of the 2017 Nobel Peace …

May – June 2017

19 June 2017 : Pax Christi joins Christian peace organisations in urging UK participation in UN Nuclear Weapon Ban meetings.  Pax Christi made direct representation to the FCO in the run-up to these meetings. Over 130 countries are continuing negotiations to outlaw nuclear weapons entirely. A second round of meetings began in New York on …