The planned 100th anniversary of Gallipoli in 2015 provides a unique opportunity to rethink who we are, our independence and where we might be heading as a nation.
Pax Christi Australia an International Christian Peace Movement, that seeks to develop, together with others, a sustained national program which calls for a major national rethink of our history and identity, and as part of this a new sense of our responsibility to future generations.
“Pax Christi Peace Stories”, the Pax Christi International’s blog, aims to be a special forum where selected voices within our international movement reflect and share their experiences as peacemakers. It is a blog dedicated to feature peace voices around us... More, it is an effort to encourage us to pay more attention to those existing peace voices.
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
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…
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…
Recommendation of the week: Mediators Beyond Borders presents “Beyond Right & Wrong: Stories of Justice and Forgiveness”. In Beyond Right & Wrong, a woman who survived the death of her five children wonders if she can forgive the man who killed them. A victim’s daughter strikes up an unusual friendship with the bomber who killed…
Vince Emanuele is a former US Marine of two tours to Iraq who refused to go again by laying down his weapon.
He is now organiser for the Michigan chapter of Veterans for Peace, and serves on the national Board of Directors of Iraq Veterans against the War. He hosts the Veterans Unplugged radio program on Radio WIMS, Michigan.