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July 2018:  In the Shelter of Each Other People Live: Pax Christi at NJPN 40th Annual Conference 

David McLoughlin and Pat Gaffney

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 the issue of knife and gun violence from London to Mexico, from Kenya to Chicago, looking at the similarities of this reality and examining those things in society and culture that allow and sustain this violence.

Pat Gaffney of Pax Christi chaired the session of David McLoughlin and Pax Christi’s Peter Hickey managed the Pax Christi resource stall.  Pax Christi’s Ann Farr ran a stall on behalf of the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel.  Pax Christi also invited participants to take action on behalf of the Khan al-Ahmar Bedouin community whose homes and livelihood are under threat of demolition.

Speakers were: (all talks available here

  • Al Barrett Vicar in Birmingham working on building community
  • John Grogan MP Catholic MP committed to social justice
  • Sarah Teather Director of Jesuit Refugee Service
  • David McLoughlin Theologian offering radical readings of the Bible for Christian activists

Fuller report of the Conference

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