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Pax Christi Icon of Peace


Pax Christi ICON of Peace at St. Stephens in Lewisham, 2016


The Icon, made in the Monastery of St John in the Desert, near Jerusalem, was gifted to Pax Christi International in 1999.  The people and stories depicted on the ICON, from Eastern and Western Christian traditions and from scripture, open our eyes to forgiveness and reconciliation as part of making peace.

Available for use in schools, parishes and Cathedrals

The  ICON is available  for Pax Christi members and supporters in England and Wales to host.  Download  Icon booking form with more practical information, costs.  Here are resources that support the ICON.

Up and coming events with the Icon of Peace and Reconciliation

  • Lent/Easter 2017: The Icon is on its way to the Diocese of Leeds!  The Icon will make a tour of the Diocese startin on Monday 20th February. The Justice and Peace Commission in Leeds will keep us up to date with all the key dates and venues – The next stop for the Icon will be Bl. John Henry Newman Parish!


  • April/May 2017: We are looking forward to taking part in the Birmingham Taize event next year!  The Taize weekend ‘Hidden Treasure Inner life and Solidarity’ will run from Friday 28 April – Monday 1 May, 2017. This weekend is set to be a vibrant and joyful celebration open to all!
  • Summer 2017: In June the Icon will make its way to Thamesmead School in Surrey where students will join in a week of study and reflection based around the Icon.

Please be sure to get in touch with us soon if you are interested in booking the Icon for your parish, community or school. Contact: orders@paxchristi.org.uk


jacob_esau_smallMore ICON resources 

Here are some images of the ICON  in venues around the country.

What people have said about  the ICON and Using the Pax Christi ICON of Peace

Reconciliation: the Heart of Peace – Study- guide based on the ICON of Peace

Contents include: full colour Icon poster and prayer card, information on the Icon and the people pictured, activities for children,bible drama on reconciliation,ready-to-use peace service and 5 meditation outlines,reconciliation stories for group discussion,quotes and questions about forgiveness and reconciliation. £6.00

Also available as an A2 size poster and as a prayer card.

Poster: £6.00

Card Size 9 cm x 15 cm  in sets of 50 –  £2.50


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