The Pax Christi group of the Leeds Diocese and the J&P Commission are collaborating to deliver a 5 week course about active nonviolence and what this means in the context of living out our lives as Catholic Christians in the 21st century.
This pre-course session via Zoom will be led by Pat Gaffney, former General Secretary of Pax Christi in the UK and a member of some of the working groups of the global Catholic Nonviolence Initiative.
The 5 sessions of the course will take place weekly at 7pm starting on Tuesday 16 February.
Not sure about nonviolence?
What is it?
what has it to do with Catholic Christianity in the twenty-first century,
didn’t we Catholics sort this all out years ago with the Just War theory?
Well, register for this event to get a glimpse of what the 5 week course will be about and see if it might be of interest.
We hope that people can sign up for all five of the sessions that follow this one.
Five weekly sessions every Tuesday, experientially based, introducing nonviolence from a Catholic perspective.
Organised by Pax Christi Leeds with support from the Leeds Justice and Peace Commission
Make sure to register
Ash Wednesday, 17 February
Pax Christi Liverpool – Vigil at the steps of Metropolitan Cathedral Christ the King. Time to be confirmed
Treaty on Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.
We lament the refusal of the UK government to enter into negotiations and endorsement of this treaty which declares nuclear weapons illegal
Its important to let us know if you plan to come along
Contact Jan to let us know if you are planning to come along
Christian CND and Pax Christi will be hosting a Zoom Witness for Ash Wednesday, replacing the usual event which takes place outside the Ministry of Defence in London.
There will be an opportunity for reflection, prayer and actions.
It’s a free event but please Register as soon as possible.
Below you can find the service instructions and the running order of the liturgy. A PowerPoint will also be used to guide us through the service on the day.
A National Ecumenical Service will be held at St Martin-in-the-Fields Church in London on Saturday 13 March, at 11am. The Service is entitled: ‘Let Us Dream – Unmasking a Post-Covid Future with St Oscar Romero.’
It will be led by Rev Richard Carter and the Address will be given by Sister Gemma Simmonds CJ.
The service has been organised by the Romero Trust, in conjunction with the Conference of Religious, CAFOD, Christian Aid, Missio, NJPN and Pax Christi.
The service starts at 11am and will be live streamed at: www.youtube.com/RomeroTrust
In the wake of Romero’s Feast Day and on the eve of Holy Week, there will be a Special Romero Mass at 12.30pm in St George’s Cathedral, Southwark. Archbishop John Wilson will preside and preach.
Following on from his homily, together with the Rector of the Shrine, Canon Richard Hearne, Archbishop John will ‘Commission’ four Guardians of the Cathedral’s Romero Shrine – Mgr John O’Toole, Canon Alan McLean, Ms Kathleen O’Brien and Mr Julian Filochowski.
As set out in the Shrine Statutes which were promulgated in December 2019, the Guardians will have the responsibility to foster devotion to St Oscar Romero and to assist the Rector in the oversight of the Shrine.
The Mass will be live streamed at: www.romerotrust.org.uk
or on the RC Southwark Youtube channel: www.youtube.com/channel/UCr5pOWykDRh4v042c7n_vYA
It will also be possible to attend this Mass in person.
Pax Christ invites you to mark these days of action. Our resources here
These dates were set by the global steering group to include:
– April 15: Tax Day in the U.S. (the largest arms spender by some margin)
– April 26: Release of the latest SIPRI figures on global military spending, which will be accompanied by GDAMS press conferences and twitter storm
– May 1: International Workers Day
– May 9: Europe’s Day of Peace
GDAMS UK website: https://demilitarize.org.uk/
A Christian calling to ‘serious annoyance’
How would the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill impact on the Christian Call to protest and non-violence?
Come for a meeting and briefing that explores the Christian imperative to protest and act in non-violent ways. This will include an exploration of the impact of the PCSC Bill on the ways Christians and others have spoken up for people and the planet. Speakers below
- Pat Gaffney, Vice-President of Pax Christi
- Melanie Nazareth, Christian Climate Action
- Tim Gee – Amnesty UK
- Mike Royal – Co-Chief Executive of Cinnamon Network