Catholic Non Violence Days of Action 26th September – 3rd October

Catholic Nonviolence Days of Action

Making active nonviolence our way of life in the Church and the world

Pax Christi International is inviting people to study, pray, act and celebrate the power of nonviolence. To this end our parish is planning a week of various activities on the theme of nonviolence beginning Saturday 26th September, ending Friday 2nd October.

Events will include a short Peace Pilgrimage to pray for peace using interfaith prayers and to remember Hitchin Conscientious Objectors, a Silent Vigil to demonstrate our commitment to acts of nonviolence by drawing attention to injustices and a Peace Crane Workshop. Activities will be done in accordance with current COVID-19 rules and observing social distancing. It is essential we have an idea of numbers so please email Ann at the address below.

We aim to have a number of displays on different themes and we invite parishioners to submit material for these if they wish. Please contact Ann at email address to submit material and/or for any further details.


Day & Start/End Times & Location Title Notes
Saturday 26th

15:30 – 16:00


Introduction to Week &

Getting to Know Nonviolent Jesus

Click for a video of the opening event of Catholic practice of active Non-violence
Sunday 27th



World Day for Refugees Display
Monday 28th

18:30 – 19:00

email for location

Peace Pilgrimage/Remembering Conscientious Objectors This will be a short walk of about 30 minutes including prayer stops, finishing at parish grounds. You will be encouraged to watch the film of Michael Mears’ play, This Evil Thing about Conscientious Objectors.
Tuesday 29th

11:30 – 12:30


Peace Crane Workshop

Focus on Hiroshima/Nagasaki & Nuclear Ban Treaty


Wednesday 30th

17:00 – 18:00

email for location

Women in Black Vigil

Theme: A call for Global Ceasefire

Thursday 1st Oct

19:15 – 20:00


Season of Creation Ecumenical Prayer Service



Click for a video of the Season of Creation service

Friday 2nd

12:00 – 12:30


International Day of Nonviolence This will be our Closing Service and in it we will be celebrating nonviolent heroes both famous & not so famous.

This will also be live-streamed on facebook