The Motives For Meaningful Peace Work

By Fr. Paul Lansu Senior Policy Advisor, Pax Christi International Catholic social teaching provides a critical framework from where to search values and norms and to contribute to justice, peace and care for the creation. The social ideas of the Church,[1] which have developed over decades, offer an almost inexhaustible richness of points of reference for peace work. Especially concerning the…

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Pax Christi Australia (NSW) Convenor’s Report

The September Report describes how representatives of human rights groups went to the Philippine Consulate-General Office in Sydney to protest the imminent deportation of Professor Gill Boehringer. The groups represented were Action for Peace and Development in the Philippines (APDP), Philippine Australian Union Links (PAUL), Migrante Australia, International Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines (ICHRP), Association to Defend Freedom & Human…

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How Afghanistan’s Peace Movement Is Winning Hearts and Minds

Below is an extract of an article by Roshni Kapur entitled 'How Afghanistan’s Peace Movement Is Winning Hearts and Minds' which was re-published by Truthout on September 22, 2018. The article was first published by Waging Nonviolence on September 13, 2018. In May 2018, a group of seven Afghans in the mostly Taliban controlled province of Helmand set off on a more…

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Catholic Support for War: Another Child Abuse Scandal

The Church cannot condemn child abuse by pedophiles and yet bless the government’s murder of children in its wars, if it wants to be consistent and faithful to Christ.  Below is an extract from an article by Brian Terrell on this theme: On August 14, a report from a grand jury investigation in Pennsylvania identified 300 Catholic priests across the…

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Pax Christi Australia (NSW) Convenor’s Report

The August Report includes information about meetings with the Inter-Congregational Voice on Climate Change and the Pacific Islands. This is a group of Catholic congregations with historical and ongoing involvement among peoples in Pacific Island nations in the areas of education, health, community development and climate justice. The group participated in the ‘Inquiry into the strategic effectiveness and outcomes of Australia’s aid…

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