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Jim will be in conversation with Kathy Galloway, co-leader of the Iona Community.
An evening hosted by the UK Province of the Xaverian Missionaries, the Justice and Peace Commission Scotland and Pax Christi Scotland.
An evening to hear Jim’s unique insight on the development of Christian thinking on peace and nonviolence by those who helped to shape it.
We are delighted to welcome Jim to London. A writer, activist, co-founder of the Catholic Peace Fellowship in the United Stated, Jim knew, worked with and has written on Thomas Merton, Dorothy Day and Daniel Berrigan.
Hosted by Pax Christi with the Thomas Merton Society of Great Britain and Ireland, Faith and Resistance Network and London Catholic Worker
Bruce will be speaking after 10.00 am Mass at Our Lady of Loretto parish – starting at 11.00am. There be lunch served at 12.30 in the Church Hall.
Pat Gaffney of Pax Christi will speak on the theme ” Pope Francis calls us all to be peacemakers – Pax Christi responds. ”
Bruce will also speak at the 11.30 Mass at St Gabriel’s Parish, Prestonpans, EH32 9JX
After Mass parishioners will have a chance to meet Bruce and gather more information on the work of Pax Christi.
All welcome, this is an open meeting to mark Peace Sunday. Fr Gerry is a member of Pax Christi’s nonviolence working group and will speak and facilitate discussion on the theme, Blessed are the Peacemakers.
Christian teaching about war and conflict has moved from the ‘just war’ theory of Augustine and Aquinas in the light of renewed commitment to the non violence of Jesus. What are the tools of non violent conflict resolution today?
A day retreat led by Pat Gaffney of Pax Christi.
Blessed are the Peacemakers who also Hunger and Thirst for Justice : The day will explore the essential link between peacemaking and work for to build justice in today’s world.
11.45 for Mass 12.00 for those who wish
What will be the most likely causes of international conflict in the 2020s, what are the best ways of responding to them and improving the prospects for a less violent world, and what roles can Scotland play?
Paul Rogers is Emeritus Professor of Peace Studies at Bradford University. He has written or edited 30 books and his work has been translated into many languages. His most recent book is Irregular War, the new threat from the margins (I B Tauris 2017)and a collection of his writings over the past 50 years was published by Springer in 2018 Paul Rogers is international security consultant for the Oxford Research Group, writes a weekly assessment of international security trends for www.opendemocracy.net and was Chair of the British International Studies Association, 2002-04. He is a frequent lecturer at universities and defence colleges and also does well over a hundred radio and TV interviews a year for the BBC, Radio France International, Al Jazeera, CNN, CBC Toronto, NZBC and many other national and international networks.
Pax Christi Liverpool will be showing the film Of Gods and Men, and leading a discussion /reflection in the light of the work of the Catholic Nonviolence Initiative, a project of Pax Christi. Linked to the journey of Holy Week and Easter.
“We are in a high risk situation here and now but we persist in our faith and our confidence in God, ,dying here and how. Does it serve a purpose?” quotation from the film.