Welcome to Pax Christi Massachusetts
Pax Christi strives to create a world that reflects the Peace of Christ by exploring, articulating, and witnessing to the call of Christian nonviolence. This work begins in personal life and extends to communities of reflection and action to transform structures of society. Pax Christi USA rejects war, preparations for war, and every form of violence and domination. It advocates primacy of conscience, economic and social justice, and respect for creation.
What we do
Pax Christi is first in foremost an organization that strives to do the will of Christ. As such, in approaching any issue of peace and justice in our world, we also first turn to Christ in prayer and continually seek His guidance and support in our objectives, challenges, and missions. World Peace seems to be an impossible dream, but we always remember that ``nothing will be impossible with God`` (Lk 1:37). Developing our own individual and communal spirituality is of overall concern for us in our mission to bring Jesus into the our world
Pax Christi always endeavors to be attentive to the interrelatedness of the many aspects of the cause for peace and justice in the world and the origins and effects of each. As such all that we do is grounded in study through reading works on the meaning, reason, and spirituality of nonviolence as well as holding forums to educate and receive input from the wider community. In this way we ``try to learn what is pleasing to the Lord, take no part in the fruitless works of darkness but rather expose them`` (Ephesians 5:10-11)
Pax Christi is fully committed to acting to confront violence and injustice with nonviolence and justice. We actively work to in opposition to all causes of war and violence in the world. This includes both challenging the beliefs and structures that perpetuate them as well as working for justice so that no one need ever resort to war and violence. We actively seek the day when ``they shall beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. One nation shall not rise against another, nor shall they train for war again`` (Isaiah 2:4).
This year’s fall assembly will take place on Zoom from 9:30am to 1:30pm. The featured speaker will be Prof. Eli McCarthy of Georgetown University and the theme of the day will be Remembering, Repenting, Restoring: Mining the wisdom of Pope Francis as we confront the challenges of Racism, Climate Change and Nuclear Weapons/War through his […]
“Building Emotional and Spiritual Resilience” In the face of converging social and ecological crises, how do we maintain courage and hope? What spiritual practices and perspectives sustain us as we struggle to protect the web of life and to create a more just society? Through a mix of presentations and small group conversations, this morning […]