Pax Christi is calling on members and others to celebrate nonviolence this October. 2 October is Internationa Day of Nonviolence and also marks the 150th birthday of Gandhi. 4 October is the feast of St Francis of Assisi, all models and witnesses to nonviolent change.
In London Pax Christi members and others will gather to reflect on the Catholic Nonviolence Initiative and celebrate the creativity of nonviolence. A service will be held on Wednesday 2 October at Bloomsbury Baptist Church , 235 Shaftesbury Ave London WC2H 8EP, at 6.30pm.
The evening will include readings from Gandhi, listening to speeches of Martin Luther King and words from Pope Francis. Testimonies from contemporary peacemakers – those who are conscientious objectors, climate activists, those working to challenge knife crime and accompaniers in Palestine and Israel – will also be shared.
- Ideas and activites to help share and celebrate the message of nonviolence
- Service outline– as a model for what you might create
- Readings that could be used in a service/discussion