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Apr
10
Sat
Global Days of Action on Military Spending (GDAMS) 10th April-9th May
Apr 10 – May 9 all-day
Global Days of Action on Military Spending (GDAMS) 10th April-9th May

Pax Christ invites you to mark these days of action. Our resources here

These dates were set by the global steering group to include:
– April 15: Tax Day in the U.S. (the largest arms spender by some margin)
– April 26: Release of the latest SIPRI figures on global military spending, which will be accompanied by GDAMS press conferences and twitter storm
– May 1: International Workers Day
– May 9: Europe’s Day of Peace

GDAMS UK website: https://demilitarize.org.uk/

Apr
17
Sat
Executive Meeting
Apr 17 all-day
Apr
28
Wed
A Christian Calling to ‘Serious Annoyance’ @ Online
Apr 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

A Christian calling to ‘serious annoyance’

How would the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill impact on the Christian Call to protest and non-violence? 

Come for a meeting and briefing that explores the Christian imperative to protest and act in non-violent ways. This will include an exploration of the impact of the PCSC Bill on the ways Christians and others have spoken up for people and the planet. Speakers below

  • Pat Gaffney, Vice-President of Pax Christi
  • Melanie Nazareth, Christian Climate Action
  • Tim Gee – Amnesty UK
  • Mike Royal – Co-Chief Executive of Cinnamon Network

A Christian Calling to Serious Annoyance – Zoom
Apr 28 @ 7:00 pm

Register here: https://for.org.uk/events/a-christian-calling-to-serious-annoyance/

How would the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill impact on the Christian Call to protest and non-violence? 

Come for a meeting and briefing that explores the Christian imperative to protest and act in non-violent ways. This will include an exploration of the impact of the PCSC Bill on the ways Christians and others have spoken up for people and the planet.

Speakers

  • Pat Gaffney, Vice-Chair of Pax Christi
  • Melanie Nazareth, Christian Climate Action
  • Tim Gee – Amnesty UK
  • Mike Royal – CoChief Executive of Cinnamon Network
May
1
Sat
A Virtual Pilgrimage to Shrine of Our Lady @ On-line from Our Lady of Hartley, Kent
May 1 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

The Shrine ranks as a Major Marian Shrine because, 100 years ago in May, Benedict XV approved a new title for Our Lady and attached indulgences to her shrine, including a Plenary Indulgence. Livestreamed gathering for hymns and prayers, ending with the 5.30pm parish Mass.

It’s not generally known that this shrine owes its recognition to Benedict XV who was impressed with the welcome given to refugees during WW1. Having been appalled by the ravages of war, he attached a plenary indulgence for those who visit and pray for peace among the nations of Europe

Phil Kerton will talk about the unusual history of the beautiful thatched church and the shrine, and Dr Anne Inman will speak on “Praying the Hail Mary – How to honour Mary without diminishing her humanity”

May
8
Sat
Tony Storey Memorial Lecture @ ZOOM gathering hosted by Middlesbrough J&P
May 8 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Pat Gaffney former Coordinator of Pax Christi and member of the Catholic Nonviolence Initiative will speak: Shining a light on the power and creativity of nonviolence. The Catholic Nonviolence Initiative 5 years on.

The lecture is held every year in memory of Father Anthony Storey, a founding member of Middlesbrough Justice and Peace Commission and a tireless campaigner for peace and justice. Please register at email address for ZOOM link

May
10
Mon
Militarism today- challenges and responses
May 10 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Key issues facing Christian peacemakers: Militarism today- challenges and responses

Join NCPO for the first of their meetings throughout May discussing some of the key issues currently facing Christian peacemakers. Each session will run twice, once in the daytime and the other in the evening of another day.

Militarism today- challenges and responses

 “At a time of uncertainty, spending and investment in weapons and armed forces is growing. ‘Healthcare not warfare’, as campaigners have recently urged, challenges us to face the issues and to take action for a different type of security, for planet and people. With input from Chris Cole, of Drone Wars UK, this workshop will aim to inform and to provide a space for reflection and discussion.”

For more information and to register visit: ncpo.org.uk/events/keyissues

May
11
Tue
Militarism today- challenges and responses
May 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Key issues facing Christian peacemakers: Militarism today- challenges and responses

Join NCPO throughout May to discuss some of the key issues currently facing Christian peacemakers. Each session will run twice, once in the daytime and the other in the evening of another day.

Militarism today- challenges and responses

 “At a time of uncertainty, spending and investment in weapons and armed forces is growing. ‘Healthcare not warfare’, as campaigners have recently urged, challenges us to face the issues and to take action for a different type of security, for planet and people. With input from Chris Cole, of Drone Wars UK, this workshop will aim to inform and to provide a space for reflection and discussion.”

For more information and to register visit: ncpo.org.uk/events/keyissues

May
15
Sat
Pilgrimage4Peace Launch @ National
May 15 all-day

Today Pax Christi’s fundraiser Pilgrimage for Peace begins!

Matt Jeziorski, Exec Member will cycle 50 miles from his home in Warrington to the graves of Tom and Peter Allen in Barrowford, Lancashire – Catholic Conscientious Objector brothers of the First World War
Fausta Valentine, Administrator,  invites you to a ZOOM Dance-a-thon between 13.00-18.00 BST.
Tim Devereux, (left) Pax Christi member from Leeds begins his 5 day cycle pilgrimage in the Yorkshire hills, hoping to stop at many cathedrals, and ‘RAF’ Menwith Hill – a US spy base.
Bellerive FCJ Catholic College Liverpool, started on 21 April a ‘Month of Peace’ culminating in a visit from Archbishop Malcolm McMahon. Among many initiatives, pupils will be making pledges for peace and some will investigate the peacemaking activities of the founder, Marie Madeline
Rachel Sweetman of the Pax Christi team, will make a cycle pilgrimage on 15 May. She plans to cycle for 75 miles, one mile for each year of Pax Christi’s existence.

Support the teams here

Fausta’s Dance-a-thon @ Zoom
May 15 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Fausta Valentine invites you to a ZOOM Dance-a-thon on Sat 15 May, 13.00-18.00 BST. Amateur dancers teach a routine, you have some fun and join for any length of time. £10.00 each to support this event. Invite your friends and family too. Register with admin@paxchristi.org.uk

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