Peace Sunday 2015 will be celebrated on 18 January, the theme is Slaves no more, but brothers and sisters. Pax Christi will have resource materials for Peace Sunday available from November 2014
The Press Notice from the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace states:
Many people think that slavery is a thing of the past. In fact, this social plague remains all too real in today’s world. Last year’s Message for 1 January 2014 was dedicated to brotherhood: “Fraternity, the Foundation and Pathway to Peace”. Being children of God gives all human beings equal dignity as brothers and sisters….
Shamefully, individuals and groups around the world profit from this slavery. They take advantage of the world’s many conflicts, of the economic crisis and of corruption in order to carry out their evil. Slavery is a terrible open wound on the contemporary social body, a fatal running sore on the flesh of Christ!
Peace Sunday 2014 was celebrated on 19 January. The theme that Pope
Francis chose was Living as one family is the foundation and pathway to peace. Pax Christi produced resources that were sent to every parish in England and Wales and were available on line.
- Put the date in your diary now for 2015. Contact your parish priest and those involved in liturgy/children’s activity in the parish.
- Peace Sunday is the main opportunity that Pax Christ has to raise income for its on-going work. Invite your parish to have a second collection for Pax Christi or to make a donation to Pax Christi. Without this income our work cannot continue.
- Full text of 2014 World Peace Day Message
- You can find all previous World Peace Day messages here