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April – June 2020

29th June: Annexation – What hope for Palestine? We are grateful to Ellen Teague who wrote up our zoom event for Independent Catholic News: https://www.indcatholicnews.com/news/39919 June 26th: 75th Anniversary of the United Nations. Pax Christi staff member Aisling Griffin led an online discussion session as part of the UN75 Dialogue initiative. June 6th: Pax Christi’s AGM: …

January – March 2020

31st March: Pax Christi organised an online prayer hour in solidarity with Extinction Rebellion Faith Communities who were holding a Lent vigil outside the houses of parliament, before moving online due to coronavirus restrictions. Almost 50 people attended the online session focussing on climate and peace, and also prayers for those affected by the virus. …

July – December

November 2018: Peace groups gather to say ‘No more war: let’s make peace happen.’ Several hundred people gathered in London on 11 November, members and supporters of the First World War Peace Forum, to reflect on the impact of war on the world and re-commit to building peace in the years ahead. Meeting in Tavistock …

July – September 2020

September 26th: Our Director, Theresa, writing in The Universe: What Does it Mean to Live nonviolently? September 21 – October 2nd: Days of Action on Nonviolence. More than 30 participants joined us for a series of five new study sessions ‘Making Active Nonviolence our Way of Life’, offered weekly for the first time. One participant …

March-April 2017

Pax Christi marks Global Campaign on Military Spending 20 – 23 April  A week ago the Ministry of Defence proudly announced that the UK is “stepping up across the globe: the 5th largest defence budget in the world and largest in Europe, rising by around £1Bn a year” How will this promote sustainable security with …

October 2020 – January 2021

23 October: Pax Christi International issued a statement to mark the 75th anniversary of the founding of the UN. The statement calls for positive change. pax Christi England & Wales members met online earlier in the year to take part in a ‘UN75 conversation’.

September – December 2019

December: Theresa Alessandro wrote an article in the Christmas edition of The Catholic Universe. November: Pope Francis visited Japan and spoke up about nuclear weapons again. Read more in the campaigns section. 19th October: Bruce Kent, Vice President of Pax Christi, was awarded the Seán MacBride Peace Prize by the International Peace Bureau. This Peace Prize is …

May-August 2019

8th August: In advance of the No Faith in War protest against the Arms Trade on 3rd September: Report in The Universe here 24th July: As we hear the news of the appointment of Boris Johnson as Prime Minister, Pax Christi worked with ecumenical partners in the Network of Christian Peace Organisations, to release a press …

January – April 2019

Easter Sunday 2019: Theresa Alessandro introduced herself to readers of  The Universe: NJPN comment April 2019: Valerie Flessati and Pat Gaffney from Pax Christi British Section were among more than 60 people who met at the Vatican on 4 & 5 April for a joint gathering, “Path of Nonviolence: Towards a Culture of Peace.”  organised by the Vatican’s Dicastery …

May – August 2018

21 August 2018: Justpeace: August – September edition As Pax Christi looks forward to taking part in a creative parallel programme at the Eucharistic Congress in        Liverpool, this Justpeace reminds us that the Eucharist is food for the real life and needs of this world. David McLoughlin tells us that accepting the Eucharist is accepting …

January – June 2018

15 May 2018 – Conscientious objector day in Tavistock Square, London Today well over a hundred people came together in Central London for the annual commemoration of International Conscientious Objector Day.  Pax Christi members as well as some of the office team gathered together with various groups from the peace movement to celebrate and remember …

November-December 2017

11 December  Faiths’ Leader  Statement in support of Nobel Peace Prize 2017 Twenty-two faith leaders, among them Most Revd Malcolm McMahon, Archbishop of Liverpool and Bishop William Nolan, Bishop of Galloway and President of Justice & Peace Commission Scotland, have issued a statement to congratulate the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), recipients of the 2017 Nobel Peace …

May – June 2017

19 June 2017 : Pax Christi joins Christian peace organisations in urging UK participation in UN Nuclear Weapon Ban meetings.  Pax Christi made direct representation to the FCO in the run-up to these meetings. Over 130 countries are continuing negotiations to outlaw nuclear weapons entirely. A second round of meetings began in New York on …