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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
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
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

Conscientious Objectors Day
May 15 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Join us online to remember those who have refused to participate in war and to show solidarity with conscientious objectors around the world today. Simply visit www.CO-Day.org at the time to watch the live stream.

There will be a minute’s silence, songs and speeches from around the UK and beyond including:
– Israeli conscientious objector Atalya Ben Abbah
– Natalia García Cortés from War Resisters’ International in Colombia
– Actor Michael Mears live from the Conscientious Objectors’ Commemorative Stone in Tavistock Square, London

May
18
Tue
Pat Gaffney, London Walk – Pilgrimage4Peace
May 18 @ 11:30 am – 3:00 pm
Pat walking on Iona

Pat Gaffney will lead a walk from Victoria to the Peace Pagoda in Battersea. The walk will take in sites that acknowledge peace and women and is approximately 8 miles. Support Pat here and get in touch with the office if you would like to join the walk.

May
19
Wed
Bruce Kent visits to London embassies – Pilgrimage4Peace @ London
May 19 all-day
Bruce in action at Aldermaston

Bruce Kent plans to visit Downing Street and the embassies of the other nuclear countries . Outside each he will read part of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, and deliver a personal letter to the Ambassador (and Prime Minister) requesting that they sign the Treaty. Support Bruce here

Pax Christi Quiz
May 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

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