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World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel 2019

Peace in Palestine and Israel is an important, longstanding campaign issue for Pax Christi both here and internationally. We hear from our partners in the region distressing accounts of deep and worsening injustice, violence and suffering with no end in sight. The World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel is from 15th-22nd September. We have created a range of useful resources here  Please use them to support the struggle for a just peace out of this unbearable conflict.

Pax Christi International calls for a Just Peace

The World Council of Churches’ theme is Humanity and Equality in God’s Creation. Pax Christi International have issued a statement  drawing attention to the inequalities in law: ‘For Palestinians living in the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip, the assault on their humanity and human rights is constant and pernicious.’

Permanent link to this article: https://paxchristi.org.uk/2019/08/28/wwppi-2019/

Inter-generational conversations

Pax Christi, along with other organisations, has been involved in organizing a series of fascinating inter- generational conversations. The conversations have taken place around the country and brought together people from different generations to discuss their faith and its role in their engagement in justice and peace. As well as feedback being given to the Bishops of England and Wales at the current Synod on youth in Rome, Pat Jones has written an insightful article, ‘Bursting the Bubble’, for The Tablet on the conversations and what we can learn from them. You can visit the website at www.peoplefaithjustice.org.uk for more information on the conversations, including some interesting videos and resources to hold your own inter-generational conversation.

 

Permanent link to this article: https://paxchristi.org.uk/2018/10/08/inter-generational-conversations/

Welcome to our new peace education worker

Hello! I’m Aisling, the new schools and youth education worker. I’m looking forward to getting started working with young people, teachers and schools to promote peace, nonviolence and reconciliation. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch at education@paxchristi.org.uk if you have any queries, or have a look at the peace education pages for some great resources and ideas.

Permanent link to this article: https://paxchristi.org.uk/2018/09/25/welcome-to-our-new-peace-education-worker/

New A-level RE Lesson

The third in our joint Pax Christi/Quakers in Britain Religious Studies A-Level series of lessons has been published.

The new lesson, The Peace Movement, examines a variety of peace organisations inviting students to critically assess their motivation and inspiration, their work and its effectiveness, and what opposition or barriers they face.

Sitting alongside existing lessons The Christian Contribution to Issues of War and Peace and Pacifism – Practice and Practicality this new lesson completes a high quality set of lessons for students studying war and peace as part of their A-Level Religious Studies curriculum.

All of our A-level RE lessons can be found here.

 

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These A-Level lessons are a joint project of Pax Christi with Quakers in Britain

 

Permanent link to this article: https://paxchristi.org.uk/2018/08/03/new-a-level-re-lesson/

Trinity Catholic School students host Pax Christi Conference

As a Pax Christi school, Trinity has been involved in a number of social justice initiatives over the past five years. Students drew on these experiences to deliver a conference to fellow Key Stage Three pupils from Cardinal Wiseman (Coventry), Bishop Milner (Dudley), St Thomas More (Nuneaton) and St Benedict’s (Alcester). They were supported by Matt Jeziorski, Education and Youth Officer from Pax Christi UK.

Cerys, in year eight, said, ‘It was our goal to teach people how much they could get for themselves out of doing things like Pax Christi’. The visitors to the school were inspired, attending workshops showing how the Trinity Design Technology department recycles plastic to be remodelled in school and how the students have raised money for refugees and the homeless.

Pax Christi is an ecumenical organisation founded in France in the final year of World War Two. It is a lobbying presence against violence of all types.

Trinity Principal Chris Gabbett said, ‘I am so proud of our students. The calibre of the workshops they delivered was so incredibly impressive. It fills me with real pleasure to lead a school like this, with young people so independent and focussed on improving the world around them’.

All of the invited schools have been tasked with establishing their own Pax Christi groups. Trinity will look to host a ‘Faith in Action’ day in summer 2019, inviting clergy, Pax Christi and more schools to further spread the peace message.

TRINITY CATHOLIC SCHOOL IS A VOLUNTARY-AIDED CATHOLIC SCHOOL IN THE RC DIOCESE OF BIRMINGHAM

Photo: (From Left) Joe, Tobias, Cerys, Hannah, Amber and Honor with resources for the day.

Permanent link to this article: https://paxchristi.org.uk/2018/07/12/trinity-catholic-school-students-host-pax-christi-conference/

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