Sunday 17th January: Peace Sunday will be celebrated in England and Wales
This is an opportunity to hear about Pope Francis's World Peace Message on the theme "Overcome Indifference - Win Peace" and support the work of Pax Christi the International Catholic Movement for Peace.
In his letter to parishes Pax Christi President Archbishop Malcolm McMahon says: Pope Francis invites us to reflect on how we can hope for peace without working to challenge the causes of violence and injustice in our world today. On Peace Sunday we have an opportunity to learn from this message and put our faith into action".
Resources to help celebrate Peace Sunday can be found here http://paxchristi.org.uk/news-and-events/peace-sunday/
Saturday 23rd January: “TRANSFORM NOW PLOUGHSHARES”
As part of a European Speaking Tour come and hear Sister Megan Rice speak about how, along with two other Christian peace activists, she caused "The biggest security breach in the history of the [USA’s] atomic complex" (The New York Times), shut down a nuclear weapons plant for two weeks, and what it was like to spend two years in prison as a result. “The Holy Spirit guided us” – Sister Megan Rice. Exact time and place to be confirmed. Event Organised by Birmingham Catholic Worker, and Pax Christi. Contact: Martin Newell Tel: 0121 772 7933, Mob: 07985 728 464.
For more info see: http://paxchristi.org.uk/ https://transformnowplowshares.wordpress.com/
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