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A month by month Pax Christi press stories



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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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York Stall

April 2014

Global Day of Action on Military Spending: London 14 April  See video of Stuart Parkinsons contribution here See more pictures of event here Read more about other events here  Report from Columbans here  Pax Christi joined with other peace and environment groups today in Central London to symbolically redistribute the £38 billion military budget to government departments …

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Pat and Rachel in talk on First World War peacemakers

August 2014

23-25 August: Pax Christi at Greenbelt Festival 2014 An enthusiastic  team from Pax Christi camped out near Kettering to take part in the annual Greenbelt Christian arts and justice festival. The theme for their stall  explored the links between the First World War and today – with the challenge to ‘honour the dead by ending …

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Patricia Stoat, Anne Dodd and Pat Gaffney setting off in Auxerre

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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Read about our  Ash Wednesday Witness 2016

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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Pax Christi's Chair, Anne Dodd

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 2014

21 July – Pax Christi at NJPN Conference, Swanwick Pax Christi and Kairos Britain offered workshops, Time for Action, on  Palestine & Israel at the National Justice and Peace Conference last weekend.  They also organised a prayer vigil for Gaza on the Saturday evening attended by around 80 participants who gathered around images of Palestine …

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Fr Joe Ryan at Edith Cavell Statue

June 2014

29 June 2014, Peace Walk through London Undeterred by the odd shower, more than sixty people gathered in Tavistock Square on the morning of 28 June as they began their Peace Walk through London to commemorate peacemaking between 1914 -2014.  Why 28 June?  The day marks the 100 anniversary of the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand …

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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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Bruce Kent with Pat Gaffney, Pax Christi. 
Photographer : Sophie Stanes

March 2014

Pax Christi National President Bishop Malcolm McMahon  appointed Archbishop of Liverpool Pax Christi, the international Catholic movement for peace offers it congratulations to its President, Bishop Malcolm McMahon on the news of his appointment to Archbishop of Liverpool. We greatly appreciate the engagement that Bishop Malcolm has with us and our work at both national and international levels. …

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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 2014

25 May Pax Christi AGM in Liverpool ” To be as wise as serpents and gentle as doves”  in our communication  and campaigning for peace and nonviolence was the challenge set out by Symon Hill, guest speaker at Pax Christi’s Annual General Meeting in Liverpool on 24 May. Symon, an activist and writer (Digital Revolutions …

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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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October – November 2014

NOVEMBER Sharing experiences of work in Israel & Palestine Pax Chrsiti Executive Committee member Ann Farr has been busy taking part in talks and seminars on Israel Palestine.  At the end of October Ann helped to facilitate a KAIROS Britain training day in Newcastle . The picture shows Ann at a meeting of the Ecumenical …

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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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Pope Francis prays for peace at separation wall, Bethlehem 2014

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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Pat Gaffney at launch of Rethink Trident

September 2014

20 September 2014  Church leaders add their voice to growing call to cancel Trident and work for abolition of nuclear weapons. In a letter to The Times today seven Christian leaders stated that it is unacceptable that British citizens should be persuaded that their security depends on the credible threat to kill millions of innocent …

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