Catholic peace group alerts that in its current form new funding instrument “risks fuelling conflict and human rights abuses around the world”
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Pax Christi International has welcomed the Pope’s condemnation of war in his new encyclical Fratelli tutti, observing that the document’s reflection on how the ‘just war’ tradition fails in the face of modern warfare “goes further than any papal encyclical in history”.
Pax Christi and other Catholic organisations have joined a total of 170 peacebuilding groups from around the world in urging governments on World Peace Day this September 21 that “if we are to meet the challenges of tomorrow, we must recommit to peace today”.
Pax Christi is urging a “seamless garment’ approach to the US presidential vote and a focus on issues as “equally sacred” for Catholics as the opposition to abortion.
Following worrying developments in Belarus, Msgr. Marc Stenger (Co-President of Pax Christi International) has sent a letter to Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz of Minsk, expressing deep concern over escalating tensions in the country.
Extractivist processes in Latin America and the Caribbean continue a process of dispossession dating back to the 15th century, Pax Christi has denounced.
In this time of crisis, it is clear that nonviolence is a crucial pillar in the foundation of the more just and sustainable post-pandemic world to which Laudato Si’ leads us.
Catholic peace movement Pax Christi International has slammed “sins of white supremacy and systemic violence” in the US and around the world it says have been exposed both by COVID-19 and by the murder of unarmed black man George Floyd at the hands of police in Minneapolis.
Pax Christi has urged the world to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic with the “the two hands of nonviolence” and say “‘no’ to the false security of weapons and ‘Yes’ to human dignity”.
Catholic peace group Pax Christi has warned the world is “at a tipping point” in the effort to reduce the threat of nuclear war and eliminate nuclear weapons.
“To extend the moratorium on the export of weapons used in the conflict against Yemen” is the request made in a new statement by the German branch of international Catholic Christian peace movement Pax Christi.
Pope Francis’ 52nd World Day of Peace message in the year 2019, invited us to reflect on the theme “Good politics is at the service of peace”.
The international Catholic peace movement Pax Christi has given new Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) recommendations for policy action.
The Austrian branch of the Catholic nonviolence movement Pax Christi has called on Churches to speak out in this time of “exaggerated nationalism, contempt for humanity and racism” and when “the danger of war increases through militarism, armaments and arms exports”.
On 6-27 of October 2019, the Special Assembly of the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-Amazonian Region will be held at the Vatican, following its announcement by Pope Francis in 2017.
At the Annual General Meeting of Pax Christi International 26-27 June, Pax Christi sections elected two new co-presidents: Sr. Teresia Wamuyu Wachira of Kenya and Bishop Marc Stenger of France.
“Made in Germany – Action outcry – Stop the arms trade!” shows the consequences of German arms exports in war zones.
“Right now, the greatest need in the Church is to return to Jesus and his nonviolence”, insist storied peace activist Father John Dear
“I am willing to suffer for the common good and for our sin of not loving our brothers and sisters, a condition that leads to war”, declares Martha Hennessy, 65, at sentencing for break-in at naval base
“Trumpism and white nationalism is driven by the lack of resolve, the lack of the soul and commitment to make justice a reality for all”, denounces Father Bryan Massingale
Faithful commemorate Immerath church demolished in 2018 to make way for Garzweiler surface mine, call on North Rhine-Westphalian government to abandon “hostile and climate-destroying” enabling of extractivism
“Economic development has not reduced the gap between the rich and the poor”, laments leader of world’s Orthodox. “Rather, it has prioritised profit, to the detriment of the weak, and contributes to the exacerbation of environmental problems”
Pope’s call for equal rights in society for men and women sounds “hollow and brittle” in the absence of gender equality in the Church, denounce nun, academic, youth leader and theologian in training
“The proposed solution of ‘fraternity’ as an antidote to inequality simply does not get to the root of gender injustice”, decries Women’s Ordination Conference
A cardinal has defended the Pope against charges that his new encyclical Fratelli tutti is “communist”, insisting that Francis “doesn’t change so much as a comma” of Catholic social doctrine.
The new encyclical of Pope Francis, signed on October 3rd on the tomb of Francis of Assisi in the city of Assisi, will be a landmark in the social doctrine of the Church.