(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has sent a message to the participants in a major conference sponsored by Pax Christi International, the Catholic Peacebuilding Network, and the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, exploring the theme: Nonviolence and Just Peace: Contributing to the Catholic Understanding of and Commitment to Nonviolence.
To Pax Christi Australia (NSW) members and friends – We are in the Easter season. It is a time that many people reflect on the stones and walls that people erect in our world against others whether they be refugees and asylum seekers, people of colour, Indigenous people, lesbian and gay people and all those in between, the poor and victims of war. AGM-Convenor’s Report 2016
From 11-13 April, 2016, Pax Christi International, the Holy See’s Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace and other major Catholic organisations gathered in Rome for an unprecedented conference, “Nonviolence and Just Peace: Contributing to the Catholic Understanding of and Commitment to Nonviolence”. More than 80 participants – members of the clergy, women religious and laity…[Read More...]
Proposals for starting negotiations in 2017 At the beginning of the second session of the UN working group, several concrete proposals for starting negotiations of a new international treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons were put forward. Nine states from Nuclear Weapons Free Zones – Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Guatemala, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, and Zambia –…[Read More...]
Pax Christi came into existence at the end of World War II. Building on the initial inspiration of Madame Marie-Marthe Dortel-Claudot, a small group of French men and women, inspired by the Gospel, had the vision, the faith and the courage to foster a movement for reconciliation. During the 1960s the movement spread to most…[Read More...]
Pax Christi Australia believes that our commitment to peace places us in a long tradition of people who have dreamed of a new heaven and a new earth where mercy and truth have met, justice and peace have embraced; where the integrity of creation is celebrated in freedom and the walls of separation are dissolved…[Read More...]
Members are involved in peace efforts in the fields of demilitarisation and security, human rights, ecology, development, economic justice and reconciliation.
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These stories allow readers to connect and gain insight into Pax Christi’s mission of creating cultures of peace and reconciliation. They are little windows open to share peace stories with all those eager to listen to the good news that peace is possible.
We need more peace storytelling and we need to pay more attention to peace storytellers. We deserve to have peace storytelling in our lives, as well. But more importantly, as peacemakers, we have also a vocation to share peace stories. We need to make peace storytelling pervasive!
Secretary-General of Pax Christi International