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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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Apr
18
Mon
Global Day of Action on Military Speding @ National
Apr 18 all-day

Great range of GDAMS events around England and Scotland…. see more here

Pax Christi hold ballot for Global Campaign on Military Spending @ Kings Square
Apr 18 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
What are YOU doing for GDAMS 18 April 2016

What are YOU doing for GDAMS 18 April 2016

We will have a simple stall to engage the public  and ask them to Vote for a Safer World and will hand out the GDAMS postcard which is illustrated.

Why not do something similar where you are?? Many more ideas here 

Apr
21
Thu
An ethical briefing on nuclear weapons: House of Commons @ House of Commons, Committee room 5
Apr 21 @ 1:30 pm – 2:45 pm

This meeting Ethics Meeting is  being organised by Pax Christi UK, Christian Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament  and the Heston Justice & Peace Group.  Speakers include Ruth Cadbury MP and Rev Dr Sam Wells.

(please arrive by 1.15 p.m. to allow time to come through security)

 

 

Apr
28
Thu
Pat Gaffney in discussion: is military spending an issue of faith? organised by Conscience/Peace Tax Campaign @ Friends House
Apr 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Speakers include Chris Venables, MEDACT and Quaker, Michael Nimz, working with the Anabaptist Network, UK and Pat Gaffney, General Secretary  of Pax Christi.

Register via eventbrite:

May
3
Tue
Pax Christi Liverpool meeting @ Sacred Heart Church
May 3 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Pax Christi Liverpool meet on the first Tuesday of each month.  Among other things they plan to  looki at the life of Dorothy Day in relation to the Year of Mercy- also showing the WILPF film on women pecemakers at  the  May meeting

May
14
Sat
Getting Our Peace Message into Mainstream Media @ Methodist Central Hall,
May 14 @ 10:30 am – 5:00 pm

A one-day workshop for peace campaigners, hosted by Christian CND, Quaker Peace & Social Witness, Fellowship of Reconciliation and Pax Christi

Mainstream Media workshop poster
In the past it was the Church, but today the media informs and educates, influences public opinion and standards, suggests a moral code and reflects modern society. Learn how to engage with press, broadcasters and news-websites and get your message across.
Are you disappointed when journalists do not cover your event? Are you nervous when asked to do an interview on the telephone? Do you use and give information to the news-websites?
Journalist, Ellen Teague will lead us through a series of 3 workshops run by campaigning journalist, Paul Donovan, experienced radio interviewee Marigold Bentley, and Henrietta Cullinan from the Christian website, Ekklesia, where you will be able to build confidence by learning and practising skills such as writing targeted press-releases, taking part in radio interviews and getting your event on to the news- websites, among others.

 

May
15
Sun
International Conscientious Objectors’ Day @ Tavistock Square
May 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

The annual gathering at the Conscientious Objectors stone in honour of COs past and present.

First World War Peace Forum: APF, Conscience, FoR, MAW, NfP, Pax Christi, Peace News, PPU, QPSW ,the Right to Refuse to Kill group, WILPF

There are also events taking place in Oxford, Edinburgh, Bradford, more here 

Flyer here

Edinburgh event for International CO Day @ The Mound
May 15 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Reading the names of COs from the First World War. Remembering all conscientious objectors including contemporary COs from Eritrea, Sudan, Turkey, Israel, South Korea and elsewhere. Descendants of First World War COs accounts of their grandparents resistance to war. At least one Second World War Conscientious Objector will speak. with Protest in Harmony.

All welcome to bring a poem, reflection or story to share.  Pax Christi member Arianna Andreangel will read something from Franz Jaegerstatter

Cambridge International CO event @ St Laurence Church
May 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

As part of the celebrations for International CO Day Pax Christi members in Cambridge with Stop the War are organising  an evening  meeting with  speaker,  Dr.Guido Gruenewald  from Germany. Bookstalls from Pax Christi and Stop the War.

May
19
Thu
Vigil outside Coventry Cathedral @ Coventry Cathedral
May 19 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am

The annual gathering of the new City Council will take place on Thursday, May 19. As we have done for the last three years, we will be in the space between the old Cathedral and the new, from 10.30am until 11 am, to protest silently to the Councillors and the Lord Mayor, as they file past, about the continuation of the city’s involvement in the funding of the arms trade in general, but Cluster Bombs in particular. Please join us if you can, and spread the message.

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