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).
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To be awarded at the annual Pax Christi Massachusetts Assembly Fall 2022 This award is given to an outstanding peacemaker who embodies the ideals of Pax Christi. She or he need not be a member of Pax Christi and may be a person as young as 16, or older. Nominations may be submitted by PCMA […]