Peace Education Newsletter – September 2013

Dear friends,

Lots of events, resources, and campaigns to get your teeth into as we begin a new academic term…

  • I have a day free for schools workshops on Tuesday 8 October in North West England/North Wales. Please get in touch if you want to take advantage of this opportunity. What we offer in Schools
  • I also have a couple of days in the West Midlands on 18 and 20 November. Again, get in touch if you are interested in booking workshops for your school or university. What we offer in Universities
  • Franz Jägerstätter – A Pax Christi Study Day, Friday 18 October: Places are still available for our study day exploring the remarkable witness of Franz and the lessons for peacemakers today.
    Franz Jagerstatter Study Day Booking Form
  • The Arms fair comes back to town next week at the EXCEL centre in London’s docklands. Join us in prayer and protest. DESi Vigil
  • Peace Education and the Centenary of World War I, 14 November, London: A Peace Education Network skills share workshop exploring the peace education opportunities and resources connected with the forthcoming anniversaries of the First World War. For more information see Peace Education Network
    Contact me to book your free place.
  • Teach Peace is a new resource of eight primary school assemblies from the Peace Education Network. It cost £5 and is available later this month. Contact me for more information or keep and eye on the Peace Education Network
  • During the Angelus on Sunday Pope Francis said, “Never has the use of violence brought peace in its wake. War begets war, violence begets violence.” He went on to declare Saturday 7 September to be a day of fasting and prayer for peace in Syria, the Middle East, and throughout the world. Do join him (and us) in this
    Reflections and Prayers for Peace in Syria
    The full text of the homily is available here.
  • Sunday 8 September is CAAT Day of Prayer against Arms Trade
  • The next issue of Just Peace – our members’ newsletter – is a Peace Education special. It is posted out to members next week so if you are not on our mailing list and want to receive a copy then please let me know. Or you could become a Pax Christi member. Membership Form

In peace


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Give Peace a Budget

2Give-Peace-a-Budget21-150x150New DVD resource that ask the question How would you spend $1.7 trillion dollars.

Ideal for group discussion on creating lasting human and sustainable security.  Available from the Pax Christi office £5.00 plus postage from

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International Youth Camp: Cities Not Military Bases

If you are a between 18-30 years old, Pax Christi Italia is organizing for you a summer camp from the 3rd to 8th August in Veneto. You will get around this amazing Italian region where the First World War fought, and the city of Vicenza, which is set of one of the largest USA military base in Europe.

You will discover the Popular Movement of Non-Violent Resistance of Vicenza city and the Pax Christi one as well.

The camp will be a strong experience to get familiar with the problems of the increasing militarization of the territory and the spreading of the military culture, but you will see how bottom up organizations try to answer with the non-violent resistance.

You will share every-day life moments of the friendly local people and you will be in good company with the Youth Group of Pax Christi Italy.
COST: 70 euros (travel expenses excluded)

For further information and to apply please send an e-mail to:

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15 April – Global Day of Action on Military Spending

2012 ImageJoin us in challenging world military spending. Read more here 

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