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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 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)
An annual event in recognition of Conscientious Objectors past and present, is coordinated by the First World War Peace Forum, of which Pax Christi is a member.
Speakers Selam Kidane (on military service situation in Eritrea) and Hannah Brock of War Resisters International (on situation in South Korea, and new laws in Sweden). There will also be readings and music as part of the ceremony.
Anti-nuclear campaigners have condemned plans to host a thanksgiving service for Britain’s nuclear weapons system at Westminster Abbey.
Pax Christi, Christian CND and other campaigners will gather from 1130 close to Westminster Abbey to protest the event.
Protest location is outside Barclay’s Bank on Victoria Street. Witness begins at 12pm.
Kate Hudson, CND general secretary, said: “It’s morally repugnant that a service of thanksgiving for Britain’s nuclear weapons system is due to be held at Westminster Abbey. This sends out a terrible message to the world about our country. It says that here in Britain we celebrate weapons – in a place of worship – that can kill millions of people.
The 15th May 2019 is the 71st anniversary of the Nakba (Arabic for catastrophe). We commemorate the expulsion of more than 750,000 Palestinians from their homes and the destruction of over 400 Palestinian towns and villages to make way for the State of Israel.
Pax Christi members and friends will gather from 1145 outside Coventry Cathedral for a silent Vigil
For more details email Ann: email@example.com
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
“…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
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