The next Skillshare workshop from the Peace Education Network will be on Thursday 23 March, 2 – 4pm at Friends House, Euston Road, London.
Category: Youth News
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Pax Christi International is looking for Young Peace Journalists to give a voice to people seeking refuge.
Pax Christi International is building up a young peace journalist team from all over the world to report about the lives of refugees, migrants, asylum seekers, and displaced persons. As part of the team you will organise an interview with a person from these groups in your hometown or area. Full [online] training will be given.
The international team of peace journalists will use their work for awareness raising, influencing policy makers, as you seek to make a positive difference for one of the most vulnerable groups in society.
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Peace Sunday will be celebrated in parishes across England and Wales on Sunday 15 January 2017 where we will reflect on the theme, Nonviolence: A Style of Politics for Peace.
We have produced two prayer resources for celebrating peace in schools around that time.
Classroom Prayers for Peace
This reflective prayer invites students to consider what it means to be a peacemaker and how they can work for peace in their day-to-day lives.
Classroom Prayers: Slideshow (pptx)
Prayers for Staff Briefing
A prayer for peace to start the day at a staff meeting
Staff Briefing Prayer (pdf)
Our other Peace Sunday liturgy resources can be found here
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Trinity Catholic School in Leamington Spa are acknowledging the Year of Mercy in a very productive and prayerful way. The school’s Pax Christi group, will be undertaking an overnight pilgrimage, from school, along 28 miles of the Grand Union Canal, to the Door of Mercy at St Chad’s. The idea of pilgrimage is especially powerful in the light of the current migration crisis as we see thousands of people forced to leave their homes.
The group are very excited to be raising money for Friends of the Holy Land and Iraqi refugees in Jordan but also are very much looking forward to the experience of pilgrimage. Principal Chris Gabbett, who completed the Camino de Santiago last year, has stressed the importance of this. He said, ‘Pilgrimage offers people of all faiths or none the chance to leave their everyday and embrace something special. I’m really excited to have the chance to support these students in this personal journey’.
If you would like to make a donation to the Trinity School refugee fund please visit www.friendsoftheholyland.org.uk
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On his 2016 visit to the United States Pope Francis, addressing Congress, praised an American lay-woman, Dorothy Day, for her social activism and her passion for justice. This sparked a huge spike in Google searches as people who had never before heard of her tried to find out who Dorothy Day was and why the Pope thought so highly of her.
They will have learned of a prayerful woman, a faithful Catholic, and a woman devoted to the poorest in society. They would have also found a woman who was unafraid to court controversy; who was an outspoken critic of governments and their wars, and who spent time in prison for her activism.
In this assembly we will meet Dorothy Day: Saint and Troublemaker.
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