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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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May
15
Tue
Opposing War : Memorial Design Launch @ Quaker Meeting House
May 15 @ 6:15 pm – 8:00 pm

Opposing War  Memorial Design Launch.

Edinburgh based artist Kate Ive’s design for a Memorial to Conscientious Objectors and all who oppose war will be unveiled.  Doors 6:10 pm open for a cup of Tea.  Pax Christi is a part of this group.

Come meet the artist. Hear about her creative process, view a maquette of her engaging design. And find out how you can get involved in creating the sculpture and supporting the project. Historian Dr. Lesley Orr will speak about opposition to the First World War in Scotland and introduce Kate.

Following the offer of a site in Princes St Gardens, a World Heritage site that is visited by millions of people, a consortium of civil society groups and peace campaigns held a competition and invited four artists to submit designs for a memorial to conscientious objectors and all who oppose war. The artists engaged with descendants of COs, academics and adult learners who have been investigating conscientious objectors of the First World War. Edinburgh based artist Kate Ive’s design has been selected and a maquette will be unveiled at the launch event.

Kate Ive’s winning design will pay tribute to First World War COs whose resistance laid the groundwork for a wider peace movement that continues to this day and will continue into the future. Organisers hope the finished sculpture will be installed by April next year, the centenary of the end of the First World War for COs who were imprisoned until April 1918.

 

O What a Lovely War Resistance & Music – International CO Day Event @ The Peace Museum
May 15 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Each generation of peace campaigners provides the resources to strengthen the next generation. Join us at The Peace Museum and discover how peace campaigners in the Nineteenth Century produced the songs which encouraged those who opposed the First World War. Their words even inspired Martin Luther King 50 years later. Those generations of war-resisters can inspire us today.

This talk, given by Clive Barrett,  will be looking at the poems, hymns and songs that inspired conscientious objectors, drawing from three sources: personal diaries, graffiti from the prison cells of Richmond Castle, and especially from an item in the collection of The Peace Museum, “The Conscientious Objector’s Song Book”, 1916. It will be an illustrated talk, including sound recordings, and even the opportunity to join in!

Jul
20
Fri
In the shelter of each other: NJPN Annual Conference @ The Hayes Conference Centre
Jul 20 @ 5:00 pm – Jul 22 @ 1:00 pm

This is the 40th Annual Conference of the National Justice and Peace Network.  This year the conference is organised in partnership with Apostleship of the Sea, Church Action on Poverty, Housing Justice and Prison Advice and Care Trust.

Download programme and booking form here

Sep
1
Sat
Day of reflection for peacemakers in Liverpool @ Cenacle Retreat House
Sep 1 all-day

Organised by Pax Christi Liverpool the day will be led by Fr Gerry McFlynn, Chaplain to Irish prisoners and member of the Pax Christi Nonviolence Working Group.

Subsidies available

 

Sep
8
Sat
Pax Christi at the Eucharistic Congress, Liverpool @ St Philip Neri Church,
Sep 8 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Pax Christi is delighted to be taking part in a creative parallel programme being organised for the National Eucharistic Congress, offering sessions on reconciliation and peacemaking.

We will be in St Philip Neri Church, Liverpool between 12 noon and 6.00pm, working with colleagues from the Northern Diocese Environment Group and Together for the Common Good.

We aim to offer:

  • Two meditation sessions with the Pax Christi ICON of peace
  • A panel conversation with women peacemakers: Emma Atherton, Ella Holliday, Carol Burns and Pat Gaffney
  • A talk from Jenny Sinclair on Reconciliation
  • Craft activities for families

and more…we will up-date as activities are confirmed.

Full parallel programme can be found here 

Sep
16
Sun
World Week for Peace in Palestine & Israel 2018
Sep 16 @ 9:19 am – Sep 23 @ 10:19 am

This is a national week of action, prayer and study in support of the World Council of Churches World Week for Peace in Palestine & Israel.  The theme chosen by the UK Working Group for the week is ” Investing in Young People”.  Resources are being developed.

 

Oct
2
Tue
International day of Nonviolence: Remember Catholic COs from FWW @ National
Oct 2 all-day

We are inviting members, supporters, parishes to hold a prayer service or similar gathering on 2 October to commemorate the lives and witness of some of the Catholic Conscientious Objectors of the First World War.

We have produced a liturgy outline that can be used, together with some of the stories of the Catholic COs of the time.

Oct
3
Wed
Remembering War…Making Peace: lecture series, Winchester @ The United Church
Oct 3 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Wednesdays 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 October and 7 November 2018, 12.30 – 1pm

at The United Church, Jewry Street, Winchester

Refreshments available.  No entrance charge, but your donations are most welcome.

3 October – The Rev’d Michael Jackson, on the war poetry of Woodbine Willie
10 October – Speakers from Sandham Memorial Chapel on the Paintings of Stanley Spencer
17 October – Christopher Seaman, composer, on music for war and peace
24 October – Pat Gaffney, General Secretary of Pax Christi, on Pax Christi, the International Catholic Movement for Peace
31 October – The Rev’d Canon Dr Sarah Hills on her work in Reconciliation based at Coventry Cathedral
7 November – Michael Wooldridge, Trustee of BBC Media Action, on journalism
Oct
4
Thu
Annual Peace Lecture, Ackworth School, Pontefract @ Meeting House
Oct 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The annual Peace Lecture will be presented by Ann Farr, a member of Pax Christi who served in the West Bank as an Ecumenical Accompanier. All welcome.

Oct
10
Wed
White Poppy-Making Workshop @ Church of Our Lady Immaculate & St. Andrew
Oct 10 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

3pm: A White Poppy Remembrance workshop – drawing on the stories from Catholic COs from England and Wales.

For more information contact Ann: oliasah-peace@yahoo.co.uk

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