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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
20
Thu
Global Campaign on Military Spending 2017 @ National
Apr 20 @ 12:00 am – Apr 23 @ 11:45 pm

 GDAMS card17GCOMS 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 

 

Apr
25
Tue
Nonviolence: the witness of Oscar Romero and the Catholic Nonviolence Iitiative @ Oxford Place Methodist Church
Apr 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Romero-300x180Bishop 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.

May
6
Sat
Revitalising the tools of active nonviolence,Liverpool @ Cenacle Retreat House
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

A  one day event led by Pat Gaffney of Pax Christi  introducing the work of the newly formed Catholic
Nonviolence Initiative of which Pax Christi is a founder member.  This new initiative helped to shape the 2017 World Peace Day message, Nonviolence, a style of politics for peace.

Booking essential.  Contact janharper1@yahoo.co.uk

May
13
Sat
Journey to Justice through Peace & Nonviolence @ Aylesford Priory
May 13 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm

Pat Gaffney of Pax Christi will be the key-note speaker, reflecting on the role  of nonviolence in securing peace and justice and the work of the Catholic Nonviolence Initiative.  Workshops from Michael and Patricia Pulham, Christian  CND.  All welcome

May
15
Mon
International Conscientious Objector Day @ Tavistock Square
May 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Flowers remembering 70 Conscientious Objectors

Memorial stone to Conscientious Objectors’ in Tavistock Square.

A joint peace-movement event to mark International Conscientious Objector Day.  Readings, song and speakers Sir Mark Rylance and Nick Jeffrey.

More about the event here 

Read about events in Oxford, Norwich, Portsmouth, Manchester ,Sheffield, Leicester, Edinburgh here 

May
30
Tue
Life Ascending Reflection Day, London @ Holy Apostles Church Hall,
May 30 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

Pat Gaffney General Secretary of Pax Christi will speak to the group about the work of the Pax Christi and generate discussion  from 2.00 – 3.30 .

Booking form can be downloaded here 

Jun
15
Thu
Nuclear Ban Treaty Negotiations open again @ United Nations Building
Jun 15 @ 2:25 pm – Jul 7 @ 3:25 pm

negoWe need to help raise awareness that these meetings are happening and that a draft treaty is ready to be supported!  See more background here and write to your MP asking why the UK is NOT taking part.  Write to your local paper about this global opportunity to get rid of nuclear weapons.  Tell your friends that this is happening – a sign of hope in our world!

Jul
14
Fri
Reclaiming Gospel Nonviolence: Perth, Scotland @ St Mary's Monastery
Jul 14 @ 5:00 pm – Jul 16 @ 2:00 pm

Kinnoull flyer imageThis joint project organised by Fellowship of Reconciliation, The Church of Scotland, Anglican Pacifist Fellowship, Justice & Peace Scotland , the Scottish Episcopal Church and Pax Christi, will look at ways in which Christians and other faith communities are developing nonviolence as a way forward and explore how Christians  in Scotland can embrace Gospel nonviolence at personal, church and society levels.  It takes inspiration from the Catholic Nonviolence Initiative which is helping to shape thinking within the Catholic Church in cooperation with the Vatican.

Booking form

Speakers:

  • Fr John Dear, a writer, activist  and witness on nonviolence who was part of the Rome Conference on nonviolence in 2016
  • Lucas Johnson, General Secretary of the International  Fellowship of Reconciliation.
  • Pat Gaffney of the British Section of Pax Christi, member of the internatonal CNI Executive group,  will participate and there will be an opportunity for Pax Christi members to meet during the Conference.
Aug
6
Sun
Hiroshima commemorations @ Westminster Cathedral Piazza
Aug 6 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Every year we have a stall, vigil and time of prayer to commemorate the bombing of Hiroshima.  Join us, help give out leaflets, talk with people about what is happening today to ban nuclear weapons, pray with us.  Prayer times at 11.30 and 3.30. Leaflet here

Contact the office if you would like to help us any way – all welcome.

Hiroshima Day Service @ Chapel of Unity, Coventry Cathedral
Aug 6 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Annual event of the Lord Mayor’s Committee for Peace and Reconciliation.  Led by John Witcombe, Dean of Coventry Cathedral.  Speaker Ruth Longoni, Lord Mayor’s Peace Committee and representatives  from the Embassy of Japan.

Service of reflection, music, religious and secular readings and silence.  All welcome

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