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GCOMS 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
Bishop Kevin Dowling was elected to the Pax Christi International board in 2004 and became Co-President in 2010, bringing with him a wealth of experience in working for human rights and social justice.
Bishop Kevin will speak on the nonviolent witness of Archbishop Oscar Romero and its message for us today. Bishop Kevin has been present at various Romero commemorations in El Salvador and supports the work of the Romero Trust.
Pat Gaffney has been General Secretary of Pax Christi UK since 1990. She is a member of the international working group that initiated the Catholic Nonviolence Initiative and helped facilitate the Rome Conference. She has spoken at innumerable conferences and been an outstanding contributor to peace work both here in the UK and internationally.
This event has been organised with the support of both Pax Christi and the Archbishop Romero Trust.
A one day event led by Pat Gaffney of Pax Christi introducing the work of the newly formed Catholic
Nonviolence Initiative of which Pax Christi is a founder member. This new initiative helped to shape the 2017 World Peace Day message, Nonviolence, a style of politics for peace.
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Pat Gaffney of Pax Christi will be the key-note speaker, reflecting on the role of nonviolence in securing peace and justice and the work of the Catholic Nonviolence Initiative. Workshops from Michael and Patricia Pulham, Christian CND. All welcome
We need to help raise awareness that these meetings are happening and that a draft treaty is ready to be supported! See more background here and write to your MP asking why the UK is NOT taking part. Write to your local paper about this global opportunity to get rid of nuclear weapons. Tell your friends that this is happening – a sign of hope in our world!
This joint project organised by Fellowship of Reconciliation, The Church of Scotland, Anglican Pacifist Fellowship, Justice & Peace Scotland , the Scottish Episcopal Church and Pax Christi, will look at ways in which Christians and other faith communities are developing nonviolence as a way forward and explore how Christians in Scotland can embrace Gospel nonviolence at personal, church and society levels. It takes inspiration from the Catholic Nonviolence Initiative which is helping to shape thinking within the Catholic Church in cooperation with the Vatican.
- Fr John Dear, a writer, activist and witness on nonviolence who was part of the Rome Conference on nonviolence in 2016
- Lucas Johnson, General Secretary of the International Fellowship of Reconciliation.
- Pat Gaffney of the British Section of Pax Christi, member of the internatonal CNI Executive group, will participate and there will be an opportunity for Pax Christi members to meet during the Conference.
Every year we have a stall, vigil and time of prayer to commemorate the bombing of Hiroshima. Join us, help give out leaflets, talk with people about what is happening today to ban nuclear weapons, pray with us. Prayer times at 11.30 and 3.30. Leaflet here
Contact the office if you would like to help us any way – all welcome.
Annual event of the Lord Mayor’s Committee for Peace and Reconciliation. Led by John Witcombe, Dean of Coventry Cathedral. Speaker Ruth Longoni, Lord Mayor’s Peace Committee and representatives from the Embassy of Japan.
Service of reflection, music, religious and secular readings and silence. All welcome