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Advent – World Peace Day Blog

World Peace Day 2021 - Reflection Feast of the Holy Family Fourth Sunday of Advent Third Sunday of Advent A video message from Rev Dr Mitri Raheb of the Lutheran Christmas Church in Bethlehem and the most widely published Palestinian theologian to date. Dr. Raheb is the author of 16 books.  Second Sunday of Advent …

Advent & Christmastide Reflections for Peacemakers

Christmas Day, Boxing Day, over for another year, we remind ourselves that our task now is to recommit ourselves to living the message of Christmas in our own lives. As Howard Thurman's words on the ever-popular Pax Christi Christmas card remind us: When the song of the angels is stilled,When the star in the sky …

August- September 2021

Pax Christi International Statement on Afghanistan In light of the current events unfolding in Afghanistan, Pax Christi International has released the following statement: We join them in their call as a faith-based organisation for "all people of goodwill to pray for the people of Afghanistan and to engage in every effort to end the suffering …

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Thank you for choosing to become a member of Pax Christi England & Wales. When you have set up a Direct Debit we will send you a new member pack and register you on our member database. Type of Membership CostStudent/Low Income£2 per monthIndividual£3 per monthFamily / Group£4 per monthOrganisation£50 - £100 annually   GoCardless is the …

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Climate and Conflict

After COP26, Glasgow: What Next? (9/12/21) The end of the United Nations climate talks (COP26) in November brought disappointment to the thousands of activists who had lobbied for the countries of the world to make real commitments for the changes necessary to avoid the temperature rise of more than 1.5º. Pax Christi, and other peace …

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Education resources on Nuclear Weapons

Here is a collection of some of our resources for young people on nuclear weapons. We have two discussion and reflection activity cards on nuclear weapons. One introduces the topic of nuclear weapons for young people and the other looks at the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Celebrate peace: A Children’s Liturgy resource …

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First World War & Remembrance

Over the coming  years Pax Christi  will be preparing events and creating resources to ensure that the 2014-2018 commemorations reflect the need for repentance and  change  and lead to a commitment to peacemaking.  Here we offer information on  events, articles and talks, general resources, films and visuals, and resources for services and vigils  Also see …

Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Take a look at our plans for Hiroshima and Nagasaki Day on our events page! Parish resources- Hiroshima/ Nagasaki 2021 Petition from the Ursuline Sisters calling on the UK Government to sign the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons Resources from Peace Sunday to use throughout the year are available here. Resources for …

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Continuing to promote the Message of Peace... It's never too late to promote the message of Peace. The title of Pope Francis' 2022 Message for World Peace is Dialogue between Generations, Education, Work: Tools for Building Lasting Peace. Here is the text of Pope Francis’ Message for World Peace Day It's time to read, reflect …

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Lent Blog

Thank you to all the Pax Christi members who shared their thoughts and experiences with us in this blog. How good it is to be part of a movement for peace together! ......................................................................................................................................... Pax Christi member, Carol Burns, shares her recent experience and thoughts on nonviolent resistance: There are many different ways to stand for …

Lent/Easter reflections

Kate Holmstrom’s Lent reflection I once (“once” being an understatement) taught a 12 year old boy expert at being a perfect nuisance. During an RE lesson, desperate for some “peace” with the rest of the group, I set him using his considerable skill at copying out in enormous, coloured letters, the words “I am with …

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Office staff Fausta Valentine - Administration & Finance Manager Aisling Griffin - Schools and Youth Education Officer For general enquires please email:  info@paxchristi.org.uk None of our work would be possible without the help and support of our wonderful team of volunteers

Members Blog 2022

Pope Francis calls for Day of Prayer for Peace (26/1/22) Pope Francis has written: 'I am following with concern the increase of tensions that threaten to inflict a new blow to peace in Ukraine and call into question the security of the European Continent. Therefore, I propose that next Wednesday, 26 January be a day …

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Militarism

Breakout 1 Everyday Militarism poster Questions What can you see?What do you think is happening?Why might this be happening? What might the effect of this be?Can you see any connections between different parts of the poster? Thank you to Quakers in Britain for such a great resource! Breakout 2 Discussion points What values are important …

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Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty 2021

Nuclear Weapons are now ILLEGAL! The Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty (NWBT) came into force on the 22nd January 2021 50 nations have agreed that they won't possess, develop, test, use or encourage other countries to use nuclear weapons. They also agreed to help victims of nuclear weapon's usage and testing and also agreed to clean …

Obituaries

We pray for Pax Christi Members and Friends who have died and are now resting in the peace of God… Remembering Sr Pamela Hussey (1922-2021) Anyone who heard Sr Pamela Hussey speak - radical words in her cut-glass accent - on the lives of women of El Salvador will have been moved and challenged. Ian …

Pax Christi AGM 2021 – message and reports

Message from Co-President, Pax Christi International, Sr Wamuyu WachiraPeace! What a great day to gather for your Annual General Meeting, the eve of the Feast of Pentecost, a time to remember in a special way God’s ever presence in your lives and in the world. May I take this opportunity to congratulate Ellen Teague and …

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Pax Christi Quiz- Rounds 1 and 2

Round 1: Peace 1. Which young Pakistani advocate for girls’ education won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014? 2.Which Pope was Time's Person of the Year in 1962 for his role mediating in the Cuban Missile Crisis? He also started the Second Vatican Council. 3.What famous French palace gives its name to a peace treaty …

Pax Christi Quiz: Round 3

Round 3: General knowledge 1.Which suffragette is depicted on a mural on the side of the Lord Morpeth pub in Bow, London? 2. Which scientist is known as the first computer programmer? 3.Where is the film/musical Hairspray based? 4.Which actor has been nominated for an Oscar 8 times and never won? 5.   What is the …

Pax Christi- Round 4

Round 4: Famous first sentences 1."Alice was beginning to get very tired of sitting by her sister on the bank, and of having nothing to do: once or twice she had peeped into the book her sister was reading, but it had no pictures or conversations in it, “and what is the use of a …

Peace Sunday 16 January 2022

The title Pope Francis has chosen for the 55th Message for the World Day of Peace is “Dialogue between Generations, Education and Work: Tools for Building Lasting Peace”. Read the Message here It is promoted with the support of the International Affairs Department of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales. Pax Christi depends …

Pilgrimage for Peace fundraiser

Walking, cycling, speaking up for peace!Choose your date between15 - 21 May 2021 From Matt Jeziorski, Executive Committee member Rarely has the imperative to be creative in our fundraising been as urgent as it is in 2021 and we can all find imaginative ways to raise funds for the ongoing work for Pax Christi. On …

Pilgrimage for Peace Quiz

Join us for an evening of quizzing as for our Pilgrimage for Peace fundraiser! Individuals and teams are very welcome for a range of rounds covering peace, general knowledge, observation skills and more! To register go to: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUlduGupzopE9CujtTCyZFMwDzZmB5pNsOM If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Aisling at education@paxchristi.org.uk For more …

Post Easter reflections 2019

Sunday reflections from Easter - Pentecost   To deepen our understanding of Gospel nonviolence, we invited seven members of Pax Christi to explore the powerful readings for the Sundays after Easter – readings that tell us something of the struggle of the early Christian communities to create a life-path for themselves built on the life and …

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Remember Palestine this Advent & Christmas

2020: Kairos Palestine Alert with prayer, analysis and Advent reflections from Palestine. HEAR FROM OUR PARTNERS IN PALESTINE DIRECTLY:  Christmas Video Messages from the Arab Educational Institute and a thorough update on their work this year.  Christmas message from Wi'am Centre    PRAYER AND ACTION FOR PALESTINE THIS ADVENT & CHRISTMAS 2019 In Bethlehem, Christmas …

Remembrance 2019

Our resources on the theme of Remembrance  to help you to commemorate the peace message.  Leaflet with ideas on how to approach Remembrance (produced for 2018 but still relevant) . This image has been commissioned by the First World War Peace Forum as something that might be used across the country in association with Remembrance Day No …

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The Wall – Supporting Resources

Additional resources and background information for The Wall education resource Video: Bethlehem Hidden from View Video: The Iron Wall Part 1 (Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6) Video: Bethlehem Checkpoint Slideshow: Something Inside so Strong Slideshow: Images of Bethlehem   Sumud Sumud is Arabic for Steadfastness Sumud, for Palestinians, means preserving deep roots with their …

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    Pax Christi is an international Catholic movement for peace, based on the gospel, inspired by faith and Catholic Social Teaching. The well-established British section of Pax Christi works within the Church, with ecumenical partners and with all who are putting into practice the work of peace, built on justice, reconciliation, and active nonviolence. …

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We offer a wide range of resources and publicity material to help you promote the work of Pax Christi and the work for peace.  Why not run your own stall? Run your own stall with Pax Christi publications and resources at an event in your local area! If you would like some ideas for Stalls …

September-December 2018

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.  More pics of …

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Find out about the key campaigning and advocacy issues that Pax Christi British Section is working on. You can also find key resources, statements and details of other organisations  with whom we work.