We will have a silent, outdoor, socially-distanced presence outside Westminster Cathedral between 10 and 11.30 am. If you can safely join us, please come and stand in silence for a while. The plaza space is large so you will be able to maintain a distance. You might like to bring a candle, some flowers, or a sign, but just to be present will be enough. We understand that many who would like to be there in person will not be able to do that this year. Join us in prayer instead. in the words of Pope Francis: ‘Come, Lord, for it is late, and where destruction has abounded, may hope also abound today that we can write and achieve a different future. Come, Lord, Prince of Peace! Make us instruments and reflections of your peace!
Note that we have an online liturgy at 8 am which you may also like to join.
Pax Christi members are invited to join those in Leeds commemorating the 75th anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki days.
It is hoped that it will be possible for people to participate in person.
Assemble in Park Square at 10:30, with possibly a film showing to follow.
Join us online to mark the anniversary of the execution of Austrian Catholic conscientious objector Franz Jägerstätter. For more than 30 years, Pax Christi has held this event to honour Franz’s life and witness. Some elements of the liturgy will be familiar to regular attenders. This year we are delighted to welcome Marian Pallister of Pax Christi Scotland and representatives of Pax Christi Austria to speak.
One of the most recent resources created by the Catholic Nonviolence Initiative is a new 5-session study programme. We are offering an opportunity to follow the programme with us online. The sessions will run on Zoom, on Thursdays at 11am. The first session is 20th August, led by Pat Gaffney. Plan to attend all five! Details and registration via Evenbrite.
An online weekend with FaithJustice and Pax Christi E&W for people aged 18-40 exploring the arms trade and how we can work for change.
More information including a full timetable at: https://faithjustice.org.uk/a-world-without-weapons
This week is set aside by the World Council of Churches.; ‘Church organisations, congregations, and people of faith are encouraged to bear a common witness by participating in worship services, educational events, and acts of support in favour of peace and justice for Israelis and Palestinians’.
Pax Christi will be preparing some resources. Events will be taking place around England & Wales. Can you organise something?
Making active nonviolence our way of life in the Church and the world.
The Catholic Nonviolence Initiative (CNI) is a project of Pax Christi International. The CNI invites you to study, pray, act and celebrate the power of nonviolence.
We are encouraging solidarity actions around the globe to promote and celebrate nonviolence between 21 September (International Day of Peace) and 2 October (International Day of Nonviolence and Gandhi’s birthday). Our hope is that this becomes an annual event.
Pax Christi England & Wales will prepare resources. Think about how you can help share the message of nonviolence! Talk to us!