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Feb
14
Wed
Ash Wednesday event Liverpool @ St Luke's Church
Feb 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Pax Christi  Liverpool calls for repentance for the possession of trident nuclear weapons.  “Nuclear deterrence  and the threat of mutually assured destruction cannot be the basis of a ethics of peaceful coexistence amongst peoples and nations.”     Pope Francis

Join us on  ash Wednesday to express our sorrow for the possession of Trident nuclear weapons.  Make a Banner or bring musical instrument

Process  through Liverpool City  Center pausing for prayer and reflection. Gather 12 noon at st Luke’s  bombed church and  finishing at 1pm at the Queen Elizabeth Law courts . This  witness is in solidarity with those gathering at the Ministry of Defence in Whitehall.  Make a Banner or bring musical instrument

 

Ash Wednesday gathering, Glasgow Catholic Worker, Faslane @ South Gate, Faslane
Feb 14 @ 2:45 pm – 3:45 pm
This event is organised by the Glasgow Catholic Worker
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Join us for our annual Ash Wednesday Service of Repentance and Resistance at the home of the UK’s weapons of mass destruction.
We start at the car park next to the South Gate where we will mark each other with ashes and then process with the cross to the South Gate accompanied by readings, prayers and hymns.
All are welcome. There will be transport available from Glasgow.

 

Ash Wednesday service Repentance and Hope in our nuclear age @ Ministry of Defence,
Feb 14 @ 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm

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Ash Wednesday 2018 Leaflet 

Join us for a time of prayer and symbolic action at the Ministry of Defence on Ash Wednesday 14 February 2018.  We will reflect on  our own need of repentance and conversion and call our Government to repent of its involvement in nuclear war preparations.  We will also be inspired by the encouragement of Pope Francis and other religious leaders and the success of the Nuclear Weapon Ban Treaty in 2017.

We meet at 3.00pm in Whitehall Gardens (closest to Embankment station.  Come out of station on rive-side and turn right and walk to Whitehall Gardens)

This liturgy and action is planned by Pax Christi, London Catholic Worker and Christian CND

See photographs from 2017 here 

Feb
17
Sat
Pax Christi members in Scotland – day gathering @ Ignatian Spirituality Centre
Feb 17 @ 10:30 am – 4:00 pm
An opportunity for Pax Christi members and supporters in Scotland to meet 
and share their work for peace and explore future options.  Pat Gaffney, General Secretary of Pax Christi
will facilitate the day.


Mar
15
Thu
Romero Week Lectures March 2018
Mar 15 @ 7:30 pm – Mar 20 @ 10:00 pm

Romero tour advert 2018 130x185mm[159730][152347]Full details of the week here.  Events in Cardiff, Cambridge, London, Liverpool and Leeds

Apr
1
Sun
CND 60 Anniversary gathering at Aldermaston @ Aldermaston, Berkshire
Apr 1 all-day

Pax Christi will be joining this anniversary gathering.  Check the CND website to see if there are coaches coming from your area.  Look out for the Pax Christi banner when you are there!

Christian CND are holding a prayer service at noon

Apr
16
Mon
Global Days of Action on Military Spending
Apr 16 @ 9:00 am – Apr 22 @ 11:15 pm

An opportunity to run stalls, events, hand out leaflets that highlight the huge amounts that the world spends on the military while human needs go unheeded.  Full details of events and resources here 

Cast your vote NOW to who how YOU could make the world a safer place! GCOMS-postcard-2018-reverse-338x244

Apr
19
Thu
From Violence to Wholeness Study Programme @ St Bartholomew's Parish Church
Apr 19 @ 7:00 pm – May 1 @ 9:00 pm

NonV-From-Violence-to-Wholeness-600x600A 10-week study programme, From Violence to Wholeness will be run by the Conforti Institute, Justice and Peace Scotland, Faith in Community Scotland and a Place for Hope.

Open to all.  There are 20 free places offered for the programme funded by the Conforti Institute. See flyer

The study-guide is available from Pax Christi 

May
15
Tue
Opposing War : Memorial Design Launch @ Quaker Meeting House
May 15 @ 6:15 pm – 8:00 pm

Opposing War  Memorial Design Launch.

Edinburgh based artist Kate Ive’s design for a Memorial to Conscientious Objectors and all who oppose war will be unveiled.  Doors 6:10 pm open for a cup of Tea.  Pax Christi is a part of this group.

Come meet the artist. Hear about her creative process, view a maquette of her engaging design. And find out how you can get involved in creating the sculpture and supporting the project. Historian Dr. Lesley Orr will speak about opposition to the First World War in Scotland and introduce Kate.

Following the offer of a site in Princes St Gardens, a World Heritage site that is visited by millions of people, a consortium of civil society groups and peace campaigns held a competition and invited four artists to submit designs for a memorial to conscientious objectors and all who oppose war. The artists engaged with descendants of COs, academics and adult learners who have been investigating conscientious objectors of the First World War. Edinburgh based artist Kate Ive’s design has been selected and a maquette will be unveiled at the launch event.

Kate Ive’s winning design will pay tribute to First World War COs whose resistance laid the groundwork for a wider peace movement that continues to this day and will continue into the future. Organisers hope the finished sculpture will be installed by April next year, the centenary of the end of the First World War for COs who were imprisoned until April 1918.

 

O What a Lovely War Resistance & Music – International CO Day Event @ The Peace Museum
May 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Each generation of peace campaigners provides the resources to strengthen the next generation. Join us at The Peace Museum and discover how peace campaigners in the Nineteenth Century produced the songs which encouraged those who opposed the First World War. Their words even inspired Martin Luther King 50 years later. Those generations of war-resisters can inspire us today.

This talk, given by Clive Barrett,  will be looking at the poems, hymns and songs that inspired conscientious objectors, drawing from three sources: personal diaries, graffiti from the prison cells of Richmond Castle, and especially from an item in the collection of The Peace Museum, “The Conscientious Objector’s Song Book”, 1916. It will be an illustrated talk, including sound recordings, and even the opportunity to join in!

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