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  • Front group with Pax Christi's Fr Claude Mostowik, Palm Sunday Rally and March in Sydney 25 March 2018

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15 August 2018 –  – Hansard  Senator Pat Dodson response to Fraser Anning in Parliament

I wasn’t intending to say anything, and I won’t say anything that will be better than what my leader has said on this side of the house, but I am impressed by the fact that Australians can come together when we see things not up to the standard that we expect and that we try to inculcate into our society, and we ask others who carry the banners forward on our sporting fields and other places to stand up against ignorance, racism, bias and bigotry. It’s a gratifying moment to see the parliament, and particularly this chamber, come as one, as it were. My recollection of this was previously when Senator Brandis was in here and spoke very strongly against an action taken by one of the senators.

We are a democracy. It is important that people say what they want to say in this place. But they’ve got to have responsibility. Read More…

8 August 2018 – New Zealand: Pax Christi Aotearoa-New Zealand releases statement on New Zealand ratifying the Treaty to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons

Recently, New Zealand became the 14th state to ratify the Treaty to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons. Pax Christi Aotearoa-New Zealand, our member organisation in New Zealand, issued the following statement upon ratification.

Pax Christi Aotearoa New Zealand has been a strong advocate against the possession, testing and use of nuclear weapons since our beginnings in the mid 1980s. This has included our strong support for ICAN Aotearoa New Zealand (International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons), one of many organisations that have rallied the New Zealand government to formally ratify the Treaty to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons on the 31st July 2018. New Zealand signs as the 14th State to have ratified the treaty. Read more …

26 July 2018 – Convenor’s Report, July 2018

Father Claude Mostowik’s report for the month of July 2018 including excerpts from a seminar presented by Rev Clive Pearson entitled Input and discussion on the Anthropocene and its implications for religion, spirituality and life in the 21st century and beyond. Also in highlighting the activities of Pax Christi members, the July report contains an article by Gill Burrows (Pax Christi NSW) on the book launch of The Coal Truth: The fight to stop Adani, defeat the big polluters and reclaim our democracy, UWA Publishing, 2018. Read more …

24 July 2018 – A statement from Behrouz Boochani on Manus Island

I’m talking with you from Manus Island after five years of living in harsh conditions and too much suffering. I would like to thank you for standing for humanity today. It’s truly extraordinary and so valuable to see many people here who care about your human family and our shared moral values.

For years we have spoken to you about our experiences here in Manus Island. And now, in 2018, the cruel policy of 19 July 2013 is still damaging people. We have had many dark and difficult days, especially those days when we have lost our friends.  Read more ...

13 July 2018 – UK: Pax Christi UK General Secretary comments on report exploring how “military ethos” has penetrated educational institutions

At a public meeting on Monday 25 June 2018, ForcesWatch launched a new report by Professor Paul Dixon, Warrior Nation: War, Militarisation and British Democracy. The launch was timed to coincide with the run up to Armed Forces Day on 30 June. Armed Forces Day was established in 2009, as part of a ‘Militarisation Offensive’ to improve public recognition and support for the armed forces. The report explores how this militarisation failed to produce majority support for the war in Afghanistan but deepened the militarisation of British politics and society. (Pax Christi International). Read more …

26 June 2018 – Latin America: Pax Christi International asks European Parliament members to support new report on Indigenous people’s rights

On the 3rd of July, the European Parliament will vote during its plenary session in Strasbourg on the report, “Violation of the rights of indigenous peoples in the world, including land grabbing”, drafted by rapporteur Mr. Francisco Assis. (Pax Christi International). Read more …

18 June 2018 – Australian nun Sister Patricia Fox wins appeal to stay in Philippines.

There were tears of relief and joy at Sister Patricia Fox’s modest home in Quezon City, the Philippines, after it was announced her appeal against the withdrawal of her missionary visa had been successful. (The Guardian). Read more …

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