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Keep up-to-date with Pax Christi and other peace-related events.  If you are organising a Pax Christi event in your own area send us details and we will post them here.

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Feb
26
Fri
Pax Christi ICON at St John’s Cathedral, Norwich @ Cathedral of St John the Baptist
Feb 26 – Mar 6 all-day

jacob_esau_smallThe ICON will be on display in the Cathedral from 26 February.

Tuesday 1st March at 7.30pm in the St Joseph’s Chapel the Daytime Prayer Group will lead a time of prayer. This will be based on a theme associated with The Icon of Peace and include scripture, a reflection and the rosary.

Wednesday 2nd March at 7pm . Pat Gaffney general secretary of Pax Christi will give her talk-How symbols and images can open the door to the process of peacemaking. This will take place at 7.00pm in St Joseph’s Chapel in the Cathedral.  Download flyer

Thursday 3rd March The Justice and Peace Group at St John’s Cathedral will lead a reflection and discussion on Forgiveness and Reconciliation again based on The Icon. This will also take place at 7.30pm in The Saint Joseph’s Chapel in the cathedral.

All three events are free and open to anyone.

The cathedral is open all day and so people are invited to come and spend time before The Icon in reflection and prayer. There will be the opportunity to light a candle. Explanation cards about The Icon will be available.

Feb
29
Mon
Oh what a lovely war-resistance! A musical evening of historic opposition to war. @ St Augustine's Church
Feb 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Subversive PeacemakersDiscover the stories of people courageous enough to resist the First World War’s recruitment campaigns and conscription. 100 years ago who opposed the war and why did they do it?  What kind of politics, what kind of patriotism, what kinds of faith did they have?  Clive Barrett, Chair of the Peace Museum, Bradford, gives an illustrated presentation on the conscientious objectors of the First World War, some local stories, interspersed with examples of the music that inspired them.  Come and sing along to songs of courage and conscience, with the help of a choir led by Sue Gilmurray. Download poster

Supported by Haringey First World War Peace Forum, Anglican Pacifist Fellowship, London Catholic Worker, Pax Christi

 

 

Mar
1
Tue
Oh what a lovely war-resistance! A musical evening of historic opposition to war. @ Hinde Street Methodist Church
Mar 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Subversive PeacemakersDiscover the stories of people courageous enough to resist the First World War’s recruitment campaigns and conscription. 100 years ago who opposed the war and why did they do it?  What kind of politics, what kind of patriotism, what kinds of faith did they have?  Clive Barrett, Chair of the Peace Museum, Bradford, gives an illustrated presentation on the conscientious objectors of the First World War, some local stories, interspersed with examples of the music that inspired them.  Come and sing along to songs of courage and conscience, with the help of a choir led by Sue Gilmurray. Download poster

Supported by:  Anglican Pacifist Fellowship, Hinde Street Methodist Church, Methodist Peace Fellowship,  Pax Christi

Mar
2
Wed
Remembering Liverpool’s FWW Conscientious Objectors @ Walton Prison
Mar 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
On March 2 1916 the Military Conscription Act came into force.  This event, to mark the day, will include the reading of the names of COs who were from the local area, including some who were imprisoned in Walton Prison.
Talk: Symbols, images and peacemaking with the Pax Christi ICON of peace @ Cathedral of St John the Baptist
Mar 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

 Pat Gaffney general secretary of Pax Christi will give her talk-How symbols and images can open the door to the process of peacemaking. This will take place at 7.00pm in St Joseph’s Chapel in the Cathedral.  Download flyer

Mar
8
Tue
International Women’s Day – Celebrate Women Peacemakers @ Internatonal Day
Mar 8 all-day

Final womenPax Christi is promoting the Celebration of Women Peacemakers on International Women’s Day.  We have produced a special postcard for the day for you to send to women you know, and those you may not know,  to acknowledge their contribution to peace.

You can download the postcard and order sets from the office at £2.00 for a set of 10 cards.  In our latest newsletter you can find addresses / email contacts to send cards or messages to women around the world.

Mar
9
Wed
Overcoming indifference: Pope Francis calls us to be peacemakers in this Year of Mercy @ Church of Our Lady
Mar 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

 A reflection and discussion let by Pat Gaffney of Pax Christi drawing on the experiences of Pax Christi’s peacemaking work.

Mar
15
Tue
Romero Week March 2016
Mar 15 @ 8:55 pm – Mar 19 @ 9:55 pm

Romero Week Ad JPG all 100x122mm 2016Events in Edinburgh, Leeds, Manchester and London   Speaker Fr Francisco de  Roux sj on the theme The Violence of Peacemaking: Archbishop Romero and the Search for Peace.

Pax Christi is a sponsor of the week.

Mar
19
Sat
The Violence of Peacemaking: Archbishop Romero annual service @ St Martin in the Fields
Mar 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Romero-MarchAn ecumenical service to mark the 36 anniversary  of the martyrdom of Archbishop Oscar Romero.  Preacher Francisco de Roux sj, Peace Advocate in Colombia.

Organised by the Romero Trust, supported by Pax Christi, CAFOD, Missio and others…

Fly Kites Not Drones Weekend @ RAF WAddington
Mar 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us to Fly Kites at RAF Waddington, Lincoln Saturday 19th March, 1-3pm

RAF Waddington is Britain’s drone centre from where armed drones were operated over Afghanistan and are currently flying over Iraq and Syria.( travel details below)

Make a kite.

Instruction can be downloaded here 

Run a workshop with young people from the many resources here on  www.flykitesnotdrones.org

Fly Kites Not Drones is a campaign which came from young people in Afghanistan who told us that the threat of armed drones were now making the beautiful blue skies a fearful sight for Afghan children.  Drones work best on clear days where clouds do not obscure the cameras fitted on them, clear days are also considered perfect for kite flying.

*Travel : The no. 1 bus from Lincoln to Grantham leaves Lincoln bus station, which is opposite the train station at  05 and 35 past every hour.  They arrive at the bus top near the base 20 minutes later. The base is after Bracebridge Heath and before the village of Waddington on a straight stretch of road, the A607. The base is off to the left down a short track. The buses return on the hour and half hour.

 

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