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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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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!

Jul
20
Fri
In the shelter of each other: NJPN Annual Conference @ The Hayes Conference Centre
Jul 20 @ 5:00 pm – Jul 22 @ 1:00 pm

This is the 40th Annual Conference of the National Justice and Peace Network.  This year the conference is organised in partnership with Apostleship of the Sea, Church Action on Poverty, Housing Justice and Prison Advice and Care Trust.

Download programme and booking form here

Aug
6
Mon
Hiroshima and Nagasaki Commemorations @ Westminster Cathedral Piazza
Aug 6 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us in the Piazza of Westminster Cathedral, London on both days between 10.00am and 5.00pm.  Prayers at 11.30 and 3.30

 

Here you can download service outlines with prayers, litanies and readings for use on either day and other resources and background on nuclear weapons today, for stalls and events.

Liverpool remembers Hiroshima and Nagasaki @ pin St John's Gardens
Aug 6 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Members of Pax Christi Liverpool will be supporting and speaking at this event .  There will be a wreath laid to remember the victims of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Hiroshima Memorial Service, Dunbar, Scotland @ St. Anne’s Episcopal and Methodist Church
Aug 6 @ 11:15 am – 12:15 pm

A short service of remembrance is planned to commemorate those who died and to witness to the continuing need for peace, disarmament and reconciliation. It will take place at the Peace Pole in the grounds of St. Anne’s Episcopal and Methodist Church, Westgate, Dunbar

This day is also the feast of the Transfiguration and there will be a Eucharist in St. Anne’s Church at 10.30am to which all are invited.

I would be grateful if you could advertise this service to members of your congregation and display the attached notice.

If you or any member of your congregation would like to participate in leading part of the service, please do let me know.

Remember Hiroshima Commemoration, Romford @ St Edward the Confessor RC Church
Aug 6 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

A commemoration of light and peace, linking Hiroshima with Romford,  with speaker Bruce Kent, Vice President of CND and of Pax Christi.

Refreshments available after the service

Aug
11
Sat
Mass for Archbishop Oscar Romero @ St George's Cathedral
Aug 11 @ 12:30 am – 2:00 pm

Mass celebrating 101st birthday of Archbishop Romero.  Principal Celebrant: Archbishop Edward Adams, Apostolic Nuncio to Great Britain.  All Welcome

Sep
1
Sat
Day of reflection for peacemakers in Liverpool @ Cenacle Retreat House
Sep 1 all-day

Organised by Pax Christi Liverpool the day will be led by Fr Gerry McFlynn, Chaplain to Irish prisoners and member of the Pax Christi Nonviolence Working Group.

Subsidies available

 

Sep
8
Sat
Pax Christi at the Eucharistic Congress, Liverpool @ St Philip Neri Church,
Sep 8 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Pax Christi is delighted to be taking part in a creative parallel programme being organised for the National Eucharistic Congress, offering sessions on reconciliation and peacemaking.

We will be in St Philip Neri Church, Liverpool between 12 noon and 6.00pm, working with colleagues from the Northern Diocese Environment Group and Together for the Common Good.

We aim to offer:

  • Two meditation sessions with the Pax Christi ICON of peace
  • A panel conversation with women peacemakers: Emma Atherton, Ella Holliday, Carol Burns and Pat Gaffney
  • A talk from Jenny Sinclair on Reconciliation
  • Craft activities for families

and more…we will up-date as activities are confirmed.

Full parallel programme can be found here 

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