Planning for peace in 2014

Our new leaflet offering ideas and resources to help you plan your own peace events and activities for the year ahead. Materials for Lent, on nuclear disamrament , Global day of action on military spending, how to commemorate the First World War and more!  Download  2014 Peace Planning Leaflet

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Peace, Power, and Protest: Prophets for a New World

Our friends at the Student Christian Movement and Fellowship of Reconciliation are holding a joint annual conference, Peace, Power, and Protest: Prophets for a New World.

The conference takes place over the weekend of 14-16 February at The Hayes conference centre in Swanwick. The them of the conference is peace.

It offers a chance to reflect on what Jesus meant by peace, how we can bring healing and reconciliation to our communities and how faith can speak truth to power. A conference for anyone interested in faith, spirituality, peace and justice.

Matt, Pax Christi’s education worker, is facilitating a workshop at this event and the Pax Christi Icon of Peace will be a prayer focus throughout the weekend.

Special Early Bird ticket cost just £50 (before 31st December). £60 full price ticket.

More details and bookings here

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Peace Education Newsletter: Advent 2013

Dear Friends,

It has been a busy term at the Pax Christi youth desk. Alongside our regular schools workshops – demand for which is at an all-time high – we held a successful study day exploring the life of Blessed Franz Jägerstätter, a school outreach training day for Pax Christi members, and a retreat for our young adult members.

A particular highlight of this term was a day I spent last month working with a group of students who were tasked with re-writing their school’s anti-bullying policy putting the values of nonviolence at the heart of it. A great day which also served as a reminder that there are many ways in which Pax Christi can support schools in their effort to be outstanding.

We are currently taking bookings for school input next term. Details of our workshops are available online here or if you are interested in exploring other ways in which Pax Christi can support the mission of the school then give me a call in the office 020 8203 4884

Sunday 19 January is Peace Sunday. This is a great opportunity for schools to use the weeks either side of this date to put prayer for peace at the heart of the prayer life of the school. Liturgy resources for Peace Sunday are available on our website www.paxchristi.org.uk

The Student Christian Movement and the Fellowship of Reconciliation are jointly hosting a conference, Peace, Power, and Protest: Prophets for a New World, over the weekend 14-16 February 2014. I am leading a workshop during this event and our Icon of Peace will be a particular prayer focus during the weekend. http://movement.org.uk/events

There is an International Youth Camp being planned in Sarajevo in June 2014. This is one of several peace events being held in the city to mark the centenary of the beginning of World War One and a renewed commitment to building a global culture of peace http://tinyurl.com/Sarajevo-Camp

Pax Christi and the Peace Education Network are both amongst the supporters of a new petition calling for an end the recruitment of under-18s into the UK armed forces. http://you.38degrees.org.uk/p/stop-recruiting-16s

2014 is of course the start of four years of commemorations marking the centenary of World War One. Our latest members newsletter highlights some of the resources and ideas to support peace initiatives during this period. https://paxchristi.org.uk/wp/resources/newsletter/

With every good wish for a peaceful advent,

Matt

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Conflict and Climate Change

Conflict and Climate ChangeNew resource:  Conflict and Climate Change a DVD which explores the links between war and our changing climate and asks what can we do?

The DVD together with accompanying booklet of educational resources is available from Kevin Mayhew Publishing

Permanent link to this article: https://paxchristi.org.uk/2013/10/03/conflict-and-climate-change/

Peace Education and the Centenary of World War One

Peace Education Network LogoThe next Peace Education Network Skills Share Workshop will be on Thursday 14 November from 5pm – 7pm, at Friends House, Euston, London and will explore Peace Education and the Centenary of World War One

In this workshop Don Rowe, formerly Director of Curriculum Resources for the Citizenship Foundation, will introduce participants to materials being developed for both primary and secondary schools in relation to the centenary commemoration of World War One.

Don will encourage participants to explore the issues of bias (being non-partisan), how to develop student’s capacity for moral reasoning and empathy development, as well as overcoming resistance to ‘moral messages.’

For many years Don has written extensively about the issues facing teachers tackling controversial issues in the classroom and this workshop will draw upon this experience.

To book a place at this workshop contact Matt Jeziorski

Permanent link to this article: https://paxchristi.org.uk/2013/10/02/peace-education-and-the-centenary-of-world-war-one/

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