Pax Christi is a membership organisation, founded in 1945 made up by individuals, families, communities, and parishes working within the Gospel values where people can live in peace without fear of violence or injustice. They work to:
Support teachers, chaplains, and youth workers in promoting a culture of peace in schools and amongst young people. We are happy to work in schools and colleges and explore how young people can be encouraged to make choices based on Christian values.
Develop solidarity between people who are working non-violently for justice and peace. We do this through joint actions for peace in Israel-Palestine, through events to encourage international efforts to abolish nuclear weapons and by celebrating the life and witness of peacemakers
Promote an understanding of sustainable security where human needs are met and the environment is protected, rather than seeking security through weapons and warfare. Pax Christi campaigns against military spending, the arms trade and nuclear weapons
People Putting Peace into Action
Peace – based on justice. A world where human rights are respected, basic needs are met, people feel safe and valued in their communities and we care for our common home.
Reconciliation – a process which begins when people try to mend relationships – between individuals or whole countries after times of violence or dispute.
Nonviolence – a way of living and making choices that respects others and offers alternatives to violence and war.PAX CHRISTI ENGLAND AND WALES – INTERNATIONAL CATHOLIC MOVEMENT FOR PEACE
Among many other peace activities, every year, Pax Christi helps us remember the devastation caused when atomic bombs fell on Hiroshima and Nagasaki on 6th and 9th August 1945 including hosting liturgical events and campaigning activities.
We pray nuclear weapons will be abolished so they can never be used again.
“How many resources are spent on weaponry, especially nuclear weapons, which could be used for more significant priorities such as ensuring the safety of individuals, the promotion of peace and integral human development, the fight against poverty and the provision of health care?”Pope Francis in A Culture of Care as a Path to Peace
Pope Francis calls us to, “strive daily, in concrete, practical ways to form a community composed of brothers and sisters who accept and care for one another.”
Visit Pax Christi’s website to access information about their campaigns, alongside ideas and resources to enable each one of us to put “peace into action”.