Lenten solidarity with people of Syria

As Lent 2014 begins, Pax Christi International is launching a worldwide campaign, “Encountering Peace,” to express solidarity with the people of Syria and to promote a negotiated solution to the extreme crisis gripping that country.

As Pax Christi members around the world “encounter” in solidarity the people of Syria who are devastated by ongoing violence, we will fast and pray and advocate for an end to the violence and for a successful “encounter for peace” at the negotiations table.

The Encountering Peace Campaign will take place from 5 March to 20 April 2014, to coincide with the Christian observance of Lent. In addition to prayer and fasting by individuals, Pax Christi member organisations are encouraged to organise opportunities for prayer, education, fasting and action in parishes, schools and religious communities.

Permanent link to this article: https://paxchristi.org.uk/2014/03/12/lenten-solidarity-with-people-of-syria/

Global Day of Action on Military Spending 14 April

Use this day as an opportunity to make links between national and international military spending, £38 billion and $1.7 trillion, and unmet social needs.  Lots of resources that can be downloaded from the  GDAMS website and events taking place around the country are also listed.

GDAMSCardThis is one of the resources,  postcard making links between military spending and infant mortality.  More postcards can be found on the GDAMS website.

Permanent link to this article: https://paxchristi.org.uk/2014/03/07/global-day-of-action-on-military-spending-14-april/

Peace Education Newsletter – February 2014

Dear Friends,

Have you seen our new website? It is full of details of our education work alongside details of our events, campaigns, resources, and prayers. https://www.paxchristi.org.uk


Building Schools for Peace
How would a commitment to nonviolence change a school?
What does a school for peace look like?

Join us for this Peace Education Network workshop where staff and students from Trinity will lead us in exploring how to build a school for peace

Monday 17 March. 1 – 3pm at Trinity Catholic School, Leamington Spa. For more information or to book a place on this free workshop, contact Matt or see www.peace-education.org.uk


School Workshops
Demand for our school workshops remains very high. Book early to avoid disappointment. https://paxchristi.org.uk/peace-education/school-workshops/


Ash Wednesday
We gather once more for our Ash Wednesday witness at the Ministry of Defence on 5 March at 3pm. Meet in Victoria Embankment Gardens Whitehall Section… West side of Northumberland Avenue at 3.00pm. Nearest tubes Embankment and Charing Cross. More details on our website https://www.paxchristi.org.uk


Sarajevo Youth Peace Camp, June 6-9
There is a Youth Camp as part of the Sarajevo Peace Festival in June. See website for details http://www.peaceeventsarajevo2014.eu/home.html


Petition: Ending recruitment of under-18s to the armed forces
Pax Christi and the Peace Education Network are supporting this petition. Please sign it here http://you.38degrees.org.uk/p/stop-recruiting-16s


Schools Membership
By taking out membership of Pax Christi your school can demonstrate their commitment to work for peace and become part of our global movement for peace. More details https://paxchristi.org.uk/peace-education/pax-christi-schools/

Our latest members’ newsletter looks at the costs and funding of war. It is available on our website https://paxchristi.org.uk/resources/newsletter/


The Global Day of Action on Military Spending is on Monday 14 April. We have a youth work resource which examines the spending priorities of the UK Government https://paxchristi.org.uk/peace-education/resources/workshop-resources/military-spending/

In peace,

Permanent link to this article: https://paxchristi.org.uk/2014/02/24/peace-education-newsletter-february-2014/

Building a School for Peace – A Peace Education Network Workshop

Peace Education Network LogoThe next Peace Education Network skills share workshop in on Monday 17 March at 1pm and will be led by staff and students of Trinity Catholic School in Leamington Spa. We will be exploring what it means to be a school for peace.


– How would a commitment to nonviolence change a school?

– What does a school for peace look like?

Few are better placed to answer these questions than the community at Trinity Catholic School. Led by their student Pax Christi group the school has worked tirelessly to make their school one with the values of peacemaking at its heart.

Join us for this Peace Education Network workshop where staff and students from Trinity will lead us exploring how to build a school for peace.

Book your place

It is essential to pre-book to attend this workshop. Matt Jeziorski, current Chair of the Peace Education Network to secure your free place

Permanent link to this article: https://paxchristi.org.uk/2014/02/24/building-a-school-for-peace-a-peace-education-network-workshop/

Petition: Cancel Trident spending and help flood victims

“We urge Her Majesty’s Government to cancel present and future spending on  another Trident nuclear weapon system (estimated at £100 billion) and to spend some of the  money saved now and in the future on coastal protection and  inland flooding defences”  Sign here 

Supported by: Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND), Pax Christi, Christian CND, Movement for the Abolition of War, (MAW) Columban Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (JPIC)

Permanent link to this article: https://paxchristi.org.uk/2014/02/17/petition-cancel-trident-spending-and-help-flood-victims/

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