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April – March 2015

13 April 2015 Spending on Health and Education at home and overseas came out ‘top of the list’ in the street  survey conducted by Pax Christi today as part of the Global Day of Action on Military Spending.  On the day when the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute announced that in 2014 Global Military Spending …

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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 …

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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 …

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December 2016

Pope calls for nonviolence in 2017 World Day of Peace message.   12 December 2016 Today in his message “Nonviolence: A style of politics for peace,” for the 50th World Day of Peace, celebrated each year on 1 January, Pope Francis urges people everywhere to practice active nonviolence and notes that the “decisive and consistent …

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February 2015

    27 February : Pax Christi to take part in blockade and prayer vigils at AWE Burghfield Members of Pax Christi will be among hundreds of others taking part in a nonviolent blockade of Atomic Weapons  Establishment Burghfield in Reading from 7.00am on Monday 2 March. AWE Burghfield is one of two factories involved in …

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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, …

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January – June 2018

15 May 2018 – Conscientious objector day in Tavistock Square, London Today over 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 …

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January 2015

Pax Christi ‘Wraps up Trident’ with thousands of others in London More photographs here  Thousands of peacemakers gathered today in London to join a major campaign to put Trident on the agenda for the General Election in a creative action to ‘wrap up ‘ the Ministry of Defence and other government buildings with giant pink scarf. …

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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 …

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July – August 2015

21 August 2015 Pax Christi join 31 organisations to challenge demolition of Palestinian homes.  Full statement here Thirty-one aid, faith, human rights, and development organizations are calling on world leaders to take urgent action to halt ongoing demolitions and hold the government of Israel accountable for the wanton destruction of Palestinian property and of projects funded …

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July – December

July 2018:  In the Shelter of Each Other People Live: Pax Christi at NJPN 40th Annual Conference  Pax Christi staff and members were part of the 40th National Justice and Peace Annual Conference at the Swanwich Conference Centre last weekend. Pax Christi offered a workshop on the theme ” Same Struggle – Different Place” exploring …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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May-June 2015

30 June Peace Vigil outside Church House Conference Centre More than twenty people gathered this morning outside Church House Conference Centre to protest at the sponsorship of some of the largest arms manufacturers, Lockeed Martin and MBA Missile Systems, of the RUSI Land Warfare Conference. As they stood in silence they were watched by military personnel, journalists and representatives …

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November-December 2015

Pax Christi pilgrimage of pardon, reconciliation and peace, November 2015. How different is the remembrance of war in a land and among a people destroyed by war!   This is one of the strongest feelings I took away from our Pax Christi Peace Pilgrimage to Flanders between 29 October  and 1 November. Twenty members of Pax …

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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 …

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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 …

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September – October 2015

19 October – Pax Christi calls for end to escalating violence in Palestine & Israel Pax Christi International has worked for many years with Palestinian and Israeli human rights and peace organizations to support their work for a just peace in the Middle East based on human rights. Around the world our members and partners …

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