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.
We thought it important to have a peace & justice presence at the Women’s March on 21 January ( in support of similar in Washington and around the world). Join us, as an individual or group….. we have been in contact with WILPF, Women in Black, CND, Pax Christi members and others who all hope to join us.
Meet in the NE corner of Grosvenor Square junction of Duke Street & Brook Street... bring suitable banners/messages. We will be there with our large Pax Christi Feather Banner so hope you can find us! Meet at 11.45…. process from Grosvenor Square to Trafalgar Square
More about the March here The message is: The politics of fear and division have no place in 2017.
Public act of repentance for preparations for Nuclear war (replacement of the Trident weapons system). Gather on the steps of St Luke’s, the bombed church and then process through city centre. Setting off from St Luke’s at 1.00pm
Join us for our annual Ash Wednesday Service of Repentance and Resistance at the home of the UK’s weapons of mass destruction.
We will start at the car park next to the South Gate where we will mark each other with ashes and then process with the cross to the South Gate accompanied by readings, prayers and hymns. All are welcome. There may be transport available from Glasgow. Please get in touch for further information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Annual act of prayer, witness and resistance to nuclear war preparations.
Meet at 3.00pm, Victoria Embankment Gardens, Whitehall Section (nearest tube Embankment ). Between Northumberland Avenue and Horseguards Avenue.
Preparation for London gathering on 23 February, LCW, 49 Mattison Road, Harringay, London N4 between 7 – 8.30 pm
We encourage members to organise their own events around the country. Here you can download the Liturgy Booklet used in 2016 to give you ideas for prayers/symbolic actions.
On this International Women’s Day celebrate Women Peacemakers! Use the Pax Christi postcard to write to a woman/women you know who inspire you as peacemakers. Order from the office. Pack of 20 cards £1.50
A series organised with the Departments for Justice and Peace and Interreligious Relations
Speaker Ann Farr, a member of the Executive Committee of Pax Christi International, will speak on her role within the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme where she served for 3-months in the West Bank/Occupied Territories.
GCOMS 2017 will run from 20 April to 23 April – we hope this may give an opportunity to spread actions and events into the week-end.
A great opportunity to raise the issue of military spending – asking the question, “does it make us safer”. Help others to think about this with a stall in your town centre or church. Highlight the opportunities that are lost when governments spend money on the military rather than on health, education, development, climate change and more…
Ideas on how to run stalls here
Bishop Kevin Dowling was elected to the Pax Christi International board in 2004 and became Co-President in 2010, bringing with him a wealth of experience in working for human rights and social justice.
Bishop Kevin will speak on the nonviolent witness of Archbishop Oscar Romero and its message for us today. Bishop Kevin has been present at various Romero commemorations in El Salvador and supports the work of the Romero Trust.
Pat Gaffney has been General Secretary of Pax Christi UK since 1990. She is a member of the international working group that initiated the Catholic Nonviolence Initiative and helped facilitate the Rome Conference. She has spoken at innumerable conferences and been an outstanding contributor to peace work both here in the UK and internationally.
This event has been organised with the support of both Pax Christi and the Archbishop Romero Trust.