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Keep up-to-date with Pax Christi and other peace-related events.  If you are organising a Pax Christi event in your own area send us details and we will post them here.

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Jan
20
Sun
Bruce Kent Speaking in Tranent and Prestonopans @ St Martins Church
Jan 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

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.

Blessed are the Peacemakers: talk with Fr Gerry McFlynn @ Immaculate Conception Church
Jan 20 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

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?

 

 

 

 

 

                                                     

 

 

Feb
23
Sat
Retreat: Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for justice…Aylesford Friary @ Aylesford Friary
Feb 23 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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

Retreat brochure

Mar
7
Thu
Risks of Conflict and Options for Peace in the 2020’s @ Sanctuary, Augustine United Church
Mar 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:45 pm

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.

 

Apr
6
Sat
“Of Gods and Men” film show and discussion, Pax Christi Liverpool @ Cenacle Retreat House
Apr 6 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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.

May
15
Wed
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
15
Sat
Stop the Arms Fair Network meeting @ St Hilda's East Community Centre
Jun 15 @ 12:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Stop the Arms Fair Network meeting @ St Hilda's East Community Centre

DSEI will be fast approaching by the 8th June, so we will gather together at St Hilda’s East Community Centre in London to pin down our plans and get more people involved. More info on the CAAT website

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

Jul
26
Fri
Annual Justice and Peace Conference @ The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick
Jul 26 @ 6:00 pm – Jul 28 @ 3:00 pm
Annual Justice and Peace Conference @ The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick

Pope Francis calls us to be ‘… a Church which is poor and for the poor’. To be with those on the margins as equal partners, enabling them to find their own solutions to the issues they face.

Conference 2019 will work with Church Action on Poverty who are undertaking a three year project to challenge the Churches about where they put their resources. It will hear from ‘communities of praxis’ who are already involved on the margins, and engage in social analysis and theological reflection from the perspective of those on the margins.

Join us in 2019 to explore mission, theological reflection and social action with people who have been pushed to the margins of society by poverty.

Oct
2
Wed
Celebrating Nonviolence @ Bloomsbury Baptist Church
Oct 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

On International Day of Nonviolence, and Gandhi’s 150 birthday, we will  gather to reflect on the Catholic Nonviolence Initiative to celebrate the creativity of nonviolence.

Flyer here

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