Rachel Sweetman

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Peace Sunday reflection zoom

Permanent link to this article: https://paxchristi.org.uk/2021/01/05/peace-sunday-reflection-zoom/

Peace Sunday 2021

Permanent link to this article: https://paxchristi.org.uk/2020/12/14/peace-sunday-2021/

Advent Blog

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Latest Justpeace out now- December 2019

Our new Justpeace  is out now!

You will find ideas for marking Peace Sunday on the front. On the reverse there is a poster for Peace Sunday to display in your parish  – or another location!

In the mailing, there is also a blank Christmas card and ideas for who you might send it to in order to spread the message of peace a little further.

 

Meanwhile, don’t forget to consult the Christmas 2019 Resource Flyer

 

Permanent link to this article: https://paxchristi.org.uk/2019/12/04/latest-justpeace-out-now-october-2019/

Court of Appeal rules UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia are UNLAWFUL

Image courtesy of CAAT

Today the Court of Appeal has ruled that UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia for use in Yemen are unlawful. The Court found that the government has failed to properly assess whether there have been breaches of International Humanitarian Law.

This historic judgment means that the government must now stop issuing new arms exports licences and suspend existing licences to export arms to Saudi for use in Yemen, and retake all decisions in accordance with the law.

Pax Christi is delighted with this news but the battle is not over! We know it should not have taken a court case and us campaigning for government to listen – Write to your MP now and tell them about this ruling, keeping the pressure on! These sales should never have happened in the first place. How many lives have been lost through the sale of BILLIONS of pounds worth of weapons from the UK? How long will this country refuse to acknowledge the blood on its hands…

If you  would like to write to your MP please do so through the CAAT website

Sincere gratitude and thanks to all those who have taken part in this work.

Permanent link to this article: https://paxchristi.org.uk/2019/06/20/court-of-appeal-rules-uk-arms-sales-to-saudi-arabia-are-unlawful/

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