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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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Feb
10
Wed
Ash Wednesday Witness to Nuclear War Preparations @ Ministry of Defence
Feb 10 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
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If you are unable to join us at one of these events  you can follow us by downloading the Liturgy Booklet and  Word version here

London:  Meet in Victoria Embankment Gardens Whitehall Section at 3.00pm for opening prayer.  We then process into Horseguards Avenue for our  witness of prayer and action.

Glasgow:  Glasgow Catholic Worker. North Gate of Faslane at 3pm on 10 February for our annual Ash Wednesday Service of Repentance and Resistance where we will pray and distribute ashes. All are welcome. There may be transport available from Glasgow, please get in touch for further information. glw@catholicworker.org.uk

Liverpool:  Pax Christi group. Meet 11.45am at  the steps of St Luke’s Church, Berry Street , known locally as the bombed out church, to process through the city centre and finish at the Law Courts/ Derby Square. There will be pauses for prayer and reflection and distribution of ashes. All welcome.  More information:  janharper1@yahoo.co.uk

Feb
27
Sat
Stop Trident National Rally @ Hinde Street Methodist Church
Feb 27 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

 

2-No Faith in TridentPax Christi  and the Network of Christian Peace Organisations is supporting a major national demonstration called by the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) to Stop Trident, Britain’s nuclear weapons system.  We want to make sure that  this will be the biggest protest against nuclear weapons  in a generation, we need your help.

Join us on the day:

  • Interfaith prayer at 11.00 am at Hinde Street Methodist Church, Hinde Street, London W1U 2QJ.  We will then join the march under the banner ‘No Faith in Trident’... but do bring your own peace/Church/community banner!
  • Once in Trafalgar Square we will gather on the steps of St Martin in the Fields .  Speeches will start at around 2.00pm
  • Download leaflet   Lots more information here 

Check transport to London  – http://www.cnduk.org/component/k2/item/2312-stop-trident-demo-transport-to-london

Supporting organisations: Compass, Fellowship of Reconciliation, The Green Party of England & Wales, Greenpeace, International Peace Bureau, Medact, Muslim Association of Britain, Pax Christi, People’s Assembly Against Austerity, Quakers, Stop the War, Veterans for Peace, War on Want, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom: WILPF.

 

Mar
19
Sat
Fly Kites Not Drones Weekend @ RAF WAddington
Mar 19 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us to Fly Kites at RAF Waddington, Lincoln Saturday 19th March, 1-3pm

RAF Waddington is Britain’s drone centre from where armed drones were operated over Afghanistan and are currently flying over Iraq and Syria.( travel details below)

Make a kite.

Instruction can be downloaded here 

Run a workshop with young people from the many resources here on  www.flykitesnotdrones.org

Fly Kites Not Drones is a campaign which came from young people in Afghanistan who told us that the threat of armed drones were now making the beautiful blue skies a fearful sight for Afghan children.  Drones work best on clear days where clouds do not obscure the cameras fitted on them, clear days are also considered perfect for kite flying.

*Travel : The no. 1 bus from Lincoln to Grantham leaves Lincoln bus station, which is opposite the train station at  05 and 35 past every hour.  They arrive at the bus top near the base 20 minutes later. The base is after Bracebridge Heath and before the village of Waddington on a straight stretch of road, the A607. The base is off to the left down a short track. The buses return on the hour and half hour.

 

Apr
18
Mon
Global Day of Action on Military Speding @ National
Apr 18 all-day

Great range of GDAMS events around England and Scotland…. see more here

Jun
27
Mon
Pax Christi joins faith protest at AWE Burghfield @ AWE Burghfield
Jun 27 all-day
Christian witness at Burghfield 2015

Christian witness at Burghfield 2015

Pax Christi will be a joining with other Christian peace groups to protest against Trident and the up-grading of nuclear weapons at an all-day event at AWE Burghfield.  The month of protests organised by Trident Ploughares

If you are unable to join us you can use the Prayer Service where you are.

Pax Christi will be leading a time of prayer/readings at 1.00pm.  Everyone will meet at The Mearing gate of AWE.  This can be very easily reached by bus from Reading, see below.

Programme:
9am  Peace Walk around the AWE site
10am      Prayers with Christian Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament
11am      Quaker Meeting for Worship
12am      Lunch (bring and share)
1pm        Prayers and readings with Pax Christi
2pm        Worship with Anglican Pacifist Fellowship
3pm        Litany of Resistance with Christian Peacemaker Teams
4pm        Workshops: Thich Nhat Hanh and Plum Village (Wake Up)       Making peace cranes (London Catholic Worker)

Getting to AWE Burghfield from Reading

Reading train and bus station are very close together for switching from bus to train or bus to bus. For train times & bookings see www.trainline.com

To Burghfield by bus from Reading: From Reading Railway Station walk to Blagrave Street bus stop and catch Reading Bus 2 or 2A -Journey time around 35 minutes .

Traveline: http://traveline.info/ a very useful site with printable directions, timetables and maps showing bus stops. Search under: South East including London or South West – plan a journey.

Use these search terms for exact bus timetables.

  1. a) Reading Town Centre Blagrave Street stop
  2. b) Burghfield The Mearings stop, or Amners Farm stop, or Burghfield St Mary’s church stop

Click on timetable and all stops for most up to date times.

Get off the bus at: Burghfield Amners Farm Road stop, The Mearings stop, OR Burghfield St Mary’s Church stop

Jan
21
Sat
Peace Women on Women’s March @ Meet NE corner, Grosvenor Square
Jan 21 @ 11:45 am – 2:30 pm

Women sayWe thought it important to have a peace & justice  presence at the Women’s March on 21 January ( in support of similar in Washington and around the world).  Join us, as an individual or group….. we have been in contact with WILPF,  Women in Black, CND, Pax Christi members and others who all hope to join us.

Meet in the NE corner of Grosvenor Square junction of  Duke Street & Brook Street... bring suitable banners/messages.  We will be there with our large Pax Christi Feather Banner so hope you can find us!   Meet at 11.45…. process from Grosvenor Square to Trafalgar Square

More about the March here   The message is:  The politics of fear and division have no place in 2017.

Mar
1
Wed
Liverpool Ash Wednesday- Public Act of Repentance @ St Lukes Church
Mar 1 @ 12:45 pm – 2:00 pm

Public act of repentance for preparations for Nuclear war (replacement of the Trident weapons system).  Gather on the steps of St Luke’s, the bombed church and then process through city centre. Setting off from St Luke’s at 1.00pm

Glasgow Ash Wednesday Witness @ South Gate, Faslane Naval Base
Mar 1 @ 2:45 pm – 3:45 pm

Join us for our annual Ash Wednesday Service of Repentance and Resistance at the home of the UK’s weapons of mass destruction.
We will 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 may be transport available from Glasgow. Please get in touch for further information: glw@catholicworker.org.uk

Apr
20
Thu
Global Campaign on Military Spending 2017 @ National
Apr 20 @ 12:00 am – Apr 23 @ 11:45 pm

 GDAMS card17GCOMS 2017 will run from 20 April  to 23 April – we hope this may give an opportunity to spread actions and events into the week-end.

A great opportunity to raise the issue of military spending – asking the question, “does it make us safer”.  Help others to think about this with a stall in your town centre or church.  Highlight the opportunities that are lost when governments spend money on the military rather than on health, education, development, climate change and more…

Ideas on how to run stalls here 

 

Sep
5
Tue
No Faith in War: day of prayer to Stop the Arms Fair @ London Excel Centre
Sep 5 @ 10:00 am – 4:45 pm

Pax Christi is supporting this day of action by faith groups.  There will be a variety of prayers, readings, silent worship from 10.00 am until the last session, run by Pax Christi at 4.00pm.

Full details of the day here

We will gather at the roundabout at the end of Royal Albert Way (nearest DLR station, Prince Regent).  If you are in a position to help us with our own service or in advance please let us know.  Here you can read an account of the No Faith in War gathering in 2015 (scroll down to item by Peter Hickey)

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