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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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Dec
11
Tue
Pax Christi Advent Peace Service and Christmas Market @ St Aloysius Church
Dec 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Our popular Advent Peace Service held as usual in St Aloysius Church, Euston followed by our alternative Christmas market with fair-trade goods, goods from Palestine, Philippines and more.

For singers and musicians, there will be a rehearsal on 8 December between 2 – 4 pm in  St Philomena’s Convent, 70-71 Euston Square NW1 1DJ (Corner of Euston Square and Grafton Place)

Music will be led by Julie McCann.

Jan
19
Sat
Pat Gaffney, Pax Christi talk on peacemaking – Harpenden @ Our Lady of Lourdes Parish
Jan 19 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Pat Gaffney of Pax Christi meets Pope Francis

Pat Gaffney of Pax Christi will speak on the theme  ” Pope Francis calls us all to be peacemakers – Pax Christi responds. ” 

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.

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
6
Wed
Ash Wednesday, Liverpool @ St Luke's Church, Liverpool
Mar 6 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Gather at St Luke’s Church, for liturgy of repentance and resistance to nuclear war.

Mar
16
Sat
Archbishop Romero Anniversary: The Prophetic Imagination @ St Martin in the Fields
Mar 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

An ecumenical service to mark the 39 anniversary of the martyrdom of Archbishop Romero with speaker David McLoughlln, Newman University.

Supported by St Martin in the Fields, CAFOD, Missio, Pax Christi, Christian Aid, NJPN and Embassy of El Salvador.

All Welcome!

May
3
Fri
Westminster Abbey: Nuclear Weapons ‘Celebration’ @ Westminster Abbey
May 3 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Pax Christi will gather outside Westminster Abbey if the service goes ahead on May 3rd

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.

 

 

May
15
Wed
Nakba Anniversary @ Coventry Cathedral
May 15 @ 11:45 am – 1:00 pm

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: annfarr46@gmail.com

 

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
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

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