“Political responsibility belongs to every citizen, and in particular to those who have received the mandate to protect and govern. This mission consists in safeguarding the law and encouraging dialogue between the actors of society, between generations and between cultures… Political commitment – which is one of the highest expressions of charity – brings concern for the future of life and the planet, of the youngest and the weakest, in their thirst for fulfilment.”
from Vatican Press Statement, November 2018
Every year Pax Christi promotes the Holy Father’s World Peace Day Message on the 2nd Sunday in Ordinary Time. This is in the Liturgical Calendar cycle of prayer. Pax Christi sends resource materials to every parish in the country to help them mark and celebrate the day.
What will you do in your parish?
Their resource book includes sample homilies, ideas for Prayers of Intercession and many other ideas exploring the Pope’s theme for 2019.
Prof. Paul Rogers – Overview of Global Challenges
Janet Fenton – Progress of the UN treaty on Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons
Fabian Hamilton – The Peace Doctrine – restructuring UK foreign policy.
While 2018 has brought us it’s fair share of tribulations there have also been significant moves forward for the peace movement. This is your chance to get together from across the region, help plan for the year ahead and hear some inspirational speakers.
This annual lecture is to be given this time around by Prof Paul Rogers, Emeritus Professor of Peace Studies at the University of Bradford. Professor Rogers must be one of the most widely read, thoughtful and engaging speakers around about peace and the state of the world today.
It will take place at Leeds Town Hall – which has limited capacity – booking a place (no cost) is essential!
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This is a joint conference by the Anglican Pacifist Fellowship, Fellowship of Reconciliation, and the Baptist, Methodist and URC Peace Fellowships
Professor Paul Rogers, Emeritus Professor of Peace Studies at Bradford University
Janet Fenton, Vice Chair of Scottish CND, will share the chair to speak on “Hope in Troubled Times”
Rev Dan Woodhouse who made headlines for breaking into a BAE Systems airbase in Lancashire .
Fabian Hamilton MP for Leeds North East, and Shadow Minister for Disarmament and Peace argues that the UK .
Celia Mckeon from Rethinking Security
Throughout the weekend you can enjoy presentations, workshops, fellowship, good food, time for reflection, & engaging conversations. Or just book for the day on Saturday 9th March.
find out more and bookings: https://www.anglicanpeacemaker.org.uk/apf-conference-pathways-to-peace/