Peace Education Newsletter – Easter 2014

Dear friends,

Plenty going on in the coming weeks and months so this is a busier that usual newsletter.

Pax Christi Annual General Meeting, Liverpool
The Pax Christi AGM is taking place in Liverpool on Saturday 24 May. The guest speaker in the afternoon is writer and activist Symon Hill who will speak on Campaigning for peace in a digital age: different tools, same principles. Details on our website

I heard Symon speak on this at Greenbelt last year and it was brilliant – it is well worth coming along to hear him.

Inspiring a New Generation of Activists – Tuesday 24 June at Friends House, Euston
There’s lots of great stuff going on to try to engage people with big issues: war & peace, ecology, poverty, but also lots of debate about how to inspire a new generation. So what actually gets people to take action and stay with it?
This Peace Education Network workshop, led by James Trewby the Columban Justice and Peace Education Worker, explores this question from a fresh perspective.

More details and to book a place see

Pax Christi at Greenbelt
We are beginning our preparations for the Greenbelt Festival, this year taking place near Kettering on the August Bank holiday weekend, and are looking for volunteers to be part of our team.  This is a great opportunity for people aged 18-30(ish) to get more involved in the work of Pax Christi. Contact Matt for more information

Find out more about Greenbelt on their website

International Conscientious Objectors’ Day, 15 May
Descendants of 50 First World War conscientious objectors will take part in this year’s International Conscientious Objectors’ Day commemoration in Tavistock Square, London at 12 noon. More details

Young People’s Congress for World Citizenship, 10-12 July
To celebrate their 30th anniversary, CARJ – the Catholic Association for Racial Justice, are hosting a Youth Congress at Liverpool Hope University 10-12th July. The congress aims to empower young people to make a difference in their schools, parishes and local communities. More details at

Sarajevo Youth Peace Camp, June 6-9
There is a Youth Camp as part of the Sarajevo Peace Festival in June. See website for details

Schools Workshops
We are currently taking bookings for June and July. The autumn term is gradually filling up too – book early to avoid disappointment

In peace,


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