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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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Oct
6
Thu
Faith & Resistance to the War on Terror @ Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church
Oct 6 @ 6:45 pm – 8:45 pm

Creative conversations: Moazzam Begg (CAGE UK)  and Chris Cole( Drone Wars UK) in conversation with Pat Gaffney of Pax Christi.   Organised by Ekklesia and Bloomsbury Central Baptist Churchbloomsburyjpg

Oct
10
Mon
FWW CO Drama in Liverpool Cathedral @ Liverpool Anglican Cathedral
Oct 10 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

The Cathedral will host a drama re-enacting the trial of First World War CO Ernest Everett.  Organised by the Continuing Education Department .

Oct
22
Sat
Caring for Creation – what are the issues? Lancaster @ The Storey,
Oct 22 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm

Caring for Creation: what are the issues? How can we get involved? Speakers: Pat Gaffney, Tom Cullinan, Paul Bodenham, Sue Holden and Paul Kelly.  Organised by Lancaster Faith & Justice and Liverpool Justice & Peace Commissions

Oct
29
Sat
And they shall live secure. Birmingham @ Quaker Meeting House
Oct 29 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm

Organised by Church and Peace: ‘And they shall live secure’ (Micah 5,4) Theological reflection and workshops on the Church as an agent for peace in an increasingly insecure world.  Keynote speaker: Simon Barrow of Ekklesia.  There will be a panel  with Pat Gaffney of Pax Christi, Alan Pleydell (Quaker), Pat Nimmo (URC minister), Trevor Williams (former leader of the Corrymeela Community) and Paul Maxwell-Rose (Christian International Peace Service.

Oct
31
Mon
Day of prayer for peace for Syria
Oct 31 all-day

The people of Syria are suffering. Countless thousands have been killed. Millions more have been forced to flee their homes. Across the world, Catholics and Christians from other traditions will hold vigils on 31 October as part of a global day of prayer for peace called by Pope Francis while he is visiting the Lutheran church in Sweden.

We invite our members and supporters to do whatever they can in parishes, schools, communities.  Resources can be found here 

There will be vigils at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Russian Embassy between 4 – 5 pm in London on 31 October supported by Pax Christi and CAFOD

Romero Lectures 2016 @ England and Scotland
Oct 31 @ 12:00 am – Nov 4 @ 11:45 pm

romero-lecture-2016-a4-finalGuest speaker Fr Rodolfo Cardenal S.J. on the theme Rutilio, Romero and Pope Francis

Fr Rodolfo Cardenal is a Central American Jesuit and Director of the Monseñor Romero Centre at the UCA, the Jesuit University in El Salvador. He is a surviving colleague of the six Jesuit martyrs killed on the UCA campus in 1989 at the height of El Salvador’s civil war. He is a historian and has written the biography of his Jesuit confrére, Fr Rutilio Grande, assassinated in March 1977 and now on the road to beatification.  Rodolfo has chaired the History Commission which documented Rutilio’s story for the beatification cause.

Meeting Venues

 Plymouth, Catholic Cathedral, PL1 5HW.  Monday October 31st at 19.00

Archbishop Romero Trust together with CAFOD, Plymouth J&P Commission and Pax Christi.

 London, Amigo Hall, Southwark, Lambeth Rd, SE1 7HY. Tuesday November 1st at 16.00

Archbishop Romero Trust in conjunction with CAFOD and Pax Christi.

Durham,University Department of Theology and Religion, DH1 3RS. Wednesday November 2nd at 17.30

Archbishop Romero Trust in conjunction with the Centre for Catholic Studies, Durham.

Glasgow, St Aloysius College, GR3 6RJ.Thursday November 3rd at 19.00

Archbishop Romero Trust together with SCIAF, Centre for Social & Environmental Justice and Pax Christi.

Preston, St Wilfrid’s Church, PR1 8BU.Friday November 4th at 19.00

Archbishop Romero Trust together with Lancaster and Liverpool J&P Commissions and Pax Christi.

Nov
14
Mon
Peace vigil commemorates bombing of Coventry and remembers Middle East @ Coventry Cathedral
Nov 14 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

2016-14-nov-vigilOn the anniversary of the Bombing of Coventry, we remember those suffering conflict today.

Prayer Vigil for Peace in the Middle East on the steps of the Cathedral

12 noon-1pm and 5-6pm

Bring candles, in a container, if you wish

Nov
15
Tue
Lobby of Parliament for Palestine @ House of Commons
Nov 15 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

join-the-lobby-graphicPax Christi is supporting this annual Lobby of Parliament for Palestine, called by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign.  Here you can find a form to help you arrange a meeting with your MP.  If you are unable to attend you can send them a message via this form .

You can find some useful briefings on issues such as house demolitions, Gaza and continuing violence here 

Nov
19
Sat
National J&P Network meeting @ CAFOD
Nov 19 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm

Pat Gaffney of Pax Christi will speak in the morning session on the gathering in Rome organised by Pax Christi and the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace.  More here about the Catholic Nonviolence Initiative 

The day also provides an opportunity for networking across Diocese and between catholic agencies working on social justice and peace issues.

Jan
7
Sat
Nonviolence a style of politics for peace, York @ St Bede's Pastoral Centre
Jan 7 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Ann Farr, member of the International Board of Pax Christi and former Ecumenical Accommpanier will speak at this event organised to mark the 2017 World Peace Day message of Pope Francis.

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