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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
Download the full programme Here
Pope Francis calls us to be ‘… a Church which is poor and for the poor’. To be with those on the margins as equal partners, enabling them to find their own solutions to the issues they face.
Conference 2019 will work with Church Action on Poverty who are undertaking a three year project to challenge the Churches about where they put their resources. It will hear from ‘communities of praxis’ who are already involved on the margins, and engage in social analysis and theological reflection from the perspective of those on the margins.
Join us in 2019 to explore mission, theological reflection and social action with people who have been pushed to the margins of society by poverty.
Pax Christi members are supporting a new Women in Black vigil in Leeds, focussed on Palestine. It will happen on the first Tuesday of the month, beginning in August. Join them if you can!
DSEI (Defence & Security Equipment International) is one of the world’s largest arms fairs. It takes place in London’s Docklands every two years. It is due to return in September 2019.
Pax Christi and other faith based organisations will be present on the No Faith in War day – Tuesday 3rd September
Note that Pax Christi is leading the procession from St Anne’s Church at 10am to the East Gate. We will stop briefly several times en route for an adapted Stations of the Cross liturgy.
Briefing and Making Day with London Catholic Worker on 18th August here
Join Pax Christi, Quaker Peace and Social Witness group, Campaign Against the Arms Trade, and friends, for a candle-lit silent vigil on the eve of the Arms Fair. Be a witness for a world without weapons. More information: here
Here are a range of events for 2019
15 September (Sun) St Columba’s, RC Parish in Chester marked the beginning of The World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel with a shared tea, after Mass, to support Palestine. Two more teas have been organised for October, and appeal by Friends of the Holy Land at all masses on first Sunday of Advent.
18 September (Wed) 3.30- 5.30. Vigil for World Week of Peace in Palestine and Israel: Humanity and equality in God’s creation. Piazza, Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King., Liverpool. Organised by Pax Christi Liverpool
18 September (Wed) 2019 doors open at 7.00pm. Talk: Monitoring Human Rights in Palestine: an eye-witness account with Paul Clark who has served as a volunteer with both the Christian Peacemaker Teams and with the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israel. St George’s Catholic Church Parish Hall on Sansome Place, Worcester, WR1 1UG
18 September (Wed) Mass offered for Peace in Palestine and Israel. St Gabriel’s Parish, Church In Wales Bryn Rd, Brynmill, Swansea SA2 0AP. All Welcome
20 September (Fri) Eye Witness Accounts of life in Palestine . Speakers Alison Milne & Michael Kenny. 7.30 Reading International Solidarity Centre, 35-39 London STreet, Reading RG 1 4PS. All welcome
22 September (Sun) Prayers for Israel and Palestine, 2 – 5 pm. Old St Paul’s Church, 63 Jeffrey Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1DN
4 October (Fri) at 3.30. A reflective celebration of Water, Earth , Fire and the olive tree. Held in the Walled Garden, Minsteracres, Durham, DH8 9RU. Will include the planting of an olive tree in memory of Susannah Crump
London: Start 3.00pm. Meet in Whitehall Gardens (closest to Embankment station.) and process around the Ministry of Defence to the front at Horseguards Avenue. Organised by Pax Christi, Christian CND and London Catholic Worker.