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.
Pax Christi members will be taking part in this event to Wrap Up Trident ‘ Parliament in protest about spending on the Trident nuclear programme. There will be a gathering for prayer between 11.00 am – 11.30 am in the Dick Sheppard Chapel, St Martin-in-the-Fields, organised by CCND. Between 12.15 pm- 12.30 pm, there will be reading of Church statements opposing nuclear weapons on steps in front of St. Martins before the encircling actions around Government and parliament buildings. Rally with speakers in Parliament Square at 2.00pm
Ash Wednesday Flyer Join us for our annual witness of Repentance and Resistance to nuclear war preparations. Meeting Whitehall Gardens off Horseguards Avenue, near the Ministry of Defence at 3.00 pm to start our act of worship. Procession into Horseguards Avenue for prayer and reflection at a number of stopping points. A joint Pax Christi, Christian CND, London Catholic Worker event
Download Ash Wednesday Liturgy Booklet that will be used in London
Pax Christi is supporting this blockade with a a ‘faith-based’ presence at the North end of The Mearings and we need your help! Are you free and willing to come along – perhaps take part in the blockade/join a time of prayer / maintain a presence during the day? Contact Pat Gaffney at the office on 0208 203 4884 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Messages of support from Church leaders
Prayer booklet we will use on the day
Enlarge the map above until you see Church Cottages…. we will meet at this junction of Burghfield Road the The Mearings
An excellent preparation pack Burghfield-Lockdown-Briefing
Training afternoon Sunday 1st
March at the Friends Meeting House in Reading, 2 Church St, Reading,
RG1 2SB . Please notify organisers if you plan to take part phone: 0845 4588 362 or email@example.com
Pax Christi is supporting this important National Lobby of Parliament. Our recent World Assembly and exposure visits in Bethlehem and the West Bank remind us of the on-going injustices that daily confront the Palestinian people. Lobby briefing here. See Pax Christi’s statement on Palestine here. You can find out how to make contact with your MP/draft letters etc here
Pax Christi/FoR/CAAT Christian/Christian CND/Christianity Uncut and SPEAK will be holding a vigil and act of worship outside the Conference Centre in Deans Yard from 8.00 am on 30th June 2015. For the third-time running the RUSI Land Warfare Conference 2015, taking place in Church House Conference Centre, Westminster, on 30 June – 01 July will have a focus on land based conflict. A second RUSI Conference, the Chief of the Air Staff’s Air Power Conference will be held between 15 – 16 July. The event will be addressed by the Secretary of State for Defence, Michael Fallon MP, and sponsored by a number of arms companies, including the world’s biggest arms manufacturer, Lockheed Martin, and MBDA Missile Systems, which sold weapons to Colonel Gaddafi’s Libya. More here…. https://www.rusi.org/landwarfare/ https://www.rusi.org/airpowerconference/
Pax Christi wrote to Church House Conference Centre in 2012 and 2014, with only one inadequate response. This year we have written to them again, and to Justin Welby, expressing our concern that the Church of England will be receiving money from the likes of BAE Systems, Lockheed Martin etc… and that the association with them gives tacit support for what they do.
The factory is a 4 minute walk from the train station (come up onto the road and turn left). Organised by Queens anti-drones group at the Queens Foundation Birmingham. We will gather to stand in solidarity with the victims of the Elbit drones, and all victims of war, as well as honouring the memory and influence of John Hull. Everyone welcome.
Supported by Pax Christi and Friends of Sabeel, Midlands
Fly Kites, not Drones – if you have a kite it would be good to fly them!
We may see you there…. keep an eye out for the Pax Christi banner and placards We will be there from 12.30 – junction of Curzon Street and Park Lane then setting off at 1.00 pm to Milbank. – map here. This is near where CAFOD will gather at point B on the map.
There will be an interfaith event at Westminster Synagogue, Kent House, Knightsbridge, SW7 1BX at 11.45am for tea and coffee, followed by a service at 12 midday. Those attending the event will then feed into the march from Hyde Park Corner.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
Pax 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.
- 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.
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
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.