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Nov
11
Sun
Get together for Peace – London event @ Friends House Euston
Nov 11 @ 1:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Remembrance event for peace 11 November Flyer

1.00 gathering in Tavistock Square, London WC1.  A ceremony of Remembrance and Peace 100 years after the First World War.

2 – 5.00 @Friends House, drop in and meet peace activists and find out about current peace campaigns.  Cafe, live music, films, books and more…

Organised by First World War Peace ForumAnglican Pacifist FellowshipConscience: Taxes for Peace not WarNetwork for PeacePAX ChristiPeace Pledge UnionPeace NewsQuakers in BritainWomen’s International League for Peace and Freedom, Movement for the Abolition of War, Right to Refuse to Kill Group, and The Fellowship of Reconciliation.

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Peace service for Remembrance, Liverpool @ The Peace Garden
Nov 11 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Members of Pax Christi Liverpool will join in a peace service and wreath-laying even  in the Peace Garden.
Following this, at 1.00pm there will be a reading of names of Conscientious Objectors who were detained at Walton Prison, Hornby Road, Liverpool
Organised by Merseyside Peace Network and supported by Pax Christi Liverpool
Mar
6
Wed
Ash Wednesday, Liverpool @ St Luke's Church, Liverpool
Mar 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Gather at St Luke’s Church, for liturgy of repentance and resistance to nuclear war.

May
3
Fri
Westminster Abbey: Nuclear Weapons ‘Celebration’ @ Westminster Abbey
May 3 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Pax Christi will gather outside Westminster Abbey if the service goes ahead on May 3rd

Anti-nuclear campaigners have condemned plans to host a thanksgiving service for Britain’s nuclear weapons system at Westminster Abbey.

Pax Christi, Christian CND and other campaigners will gather from 1130 close to Westminster Abbey to protest the event. 

Protest location is outside Barclay’s Bank on Victoria Street. Witness begins at 12pm. 

Kate Hudson, CND general secretary, said: “It’s morally repugnant that a service of thanksgiving for Britain’s nuclear weapons system is due to be held at Westminster Abbey. This sends out a terrible message to the world about our country. It says that here in Britain we celebrate weapons – in a place of worship – that can kill millions of people.

 

 

May
15
Wed
Nakba Anniversary @ Coventry Cathedral
May 15 @ 11:45 am – 1:00 pm

The 15th May 2019 is the 71st anniversary of the Nakba (Arabic for catastrophe). We commemorate the expulsion of more than 750,000 Palestinians from their homes and the destruction of over 400 Palestinian towns and villages to make way for the State of Israel.

Pax Christi members and friends will gather from 1145 outside Coventry Cathedral for a silent Vigil

For more details email Ann: annfarr46@gmail.com

 

International Conscientious Objector Day @ Tavistock Square
May 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Annual event supported by Pax Christi, Peace Pledge Union, Quakers, Conscience, Anglican Pacifist Fellowship, War Resisters International and others.

Witness of COs presented through readings, poems and song. Information

Jun
29
Sat
Save the Earth Abolish War Conference @ Mander Hall National Education Union HQ
Jun 29 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

The conference will examine the theme of militarism and the environment. The morning sessions concentrate on how war and preparation for war accelerate climate change. In
the afternoon, the focus is on the abolition of war, drawing on past initiatives. “The elephant in the kitchen when it comes to Climate Change is clearly the world’s military. The world spends something like 2 trillion US dollars a year on its military. At
least half of that vast sum goes on military production with a massive CO2 output. The military are both a major cause of climate change and hence, of the conflicts which result
from the movement of peoples as deserts spread.” Bruce Kent, President of MAW, Vice President of CND

“If we’re going to win on climate we have to make sure we are counting carbon
completely, not exempting different things like military emissions because it is politically
inconvenient to count them. The atmosphere certainly counts the carbon from the
military, therefore we must as well.” Stephen Kretzmann, Director, Oil Change
International.

“…if the emissions have to stop, then we must stop the emissions. To me that is black or
white. There are no grey areas when it comes to survival. Either we go on as a
civilization or we don’t. We have to change.” Greta Thunberg, Climate activist

Download the full programme Here

Aug
6
Tue
Hiroshima Day – Westminster Cathedral @ Westminster Cathedral Piazza
Aug 6 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Hiroshima Day - Westminster Cathedral @ Westminster Cathedral Piazza

Join the Pax Christi team on Hiroshima Day (August 6) outside Westminster Cathedral in London for a time of witness and prayer. Come and pray for peace. Prayers at 12 noon and 3pm.  If you are able to help on the day please call the office 0208 203 4884

Leeds Women in Black: For Palestine & Israel @ Dortmund Square
Aug 6 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Pax Christi members are supporting a new Women in Black vigil in Leeds, focussed on Palestine. It will happen on the first Tuesday of the month, beginning in August. Join them if you can!

Aug
9
Fri
Nagasaki Day – Westminster Cathedral @ Westminster Cathedral Piazza
Aug 9 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Nagasaki Day - Westminster Cathedral @ Westminster Cathedral Piazza

Join the Pax Christi team on Nagasaki Day (August 9) outside Westminster Cathedral in London for a time of witness and prayer. Come and pray for peace. Prayers at 12 noon and 3pm.

If you can help on the day please call the office 0208 203 4884

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