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Pope Francis Pledges Support of Church for Peacemaking through Active Nonviolence in World Day of Peace Message

Pope Francis Pledges Support of Church for Peacemaking through Active Nonviolence in World Day of Peace Message

MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR THE CELEBRATION OF THE FIFTIETH WORLD DAY OF PEACE 1 JANUARY 2017 Nonviolence: a Style of Politics for Peace 1. At the beginning of this New Year, I offer heartfelt wishes of peace to the world’s peoples and nations, to heads of state and government, and to religious, civic and community leaders. I wish peace to every man,...

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Christmas Truce of 1914 Story Told through Songs and Letters

Christmas Truce of 1914 Story Told through Songs and Letters

The program took place at St. Susannah’s Church in Dedham and told of the spontaneous World War I Christmas Truce of 1914 that brought a temporary end to fighting in the trenches while soldiers crossed through no man’s land to celebrate Christmas together.  The story was brought alive through songs and letters written by soldiers and their families.  You can view the program in its...

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Nonviolent Civil Disobedience

Nonviolent Civil Disobedience

On Tuesday, Oct. 11, activists organized to shut down five pipelines transporting Canadian tar sands through Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, and Washington.  They warned of the climate danger posed by the oil and pledged solidarity with activists fighting the Dakota Access Pipeline.  This was an action of civil disobedience, an example of people ready to risk imprisonment for the sake of future generations. http://grist.org/briefly/relive-a-big-moment-in-civil-disobedience-for-the-climate/?utm_campaign=daily-static&utm_medium=email&utm_source=edit-daily


Pax Christi Massachusetts to Host 2016 Fall Assembly with Marie Dennis and Jonathan King

Pax Christi Massachusetts to Host 2016 Fall Assembly with Marie Dennis and Jonathan King

Pax Christi Massachusetts will be hosting its 2016 State Assembly entitled “Ending the Nuclear Nightmare! Faithful Witnesses and Non Violent Strategies!!” with presentations from Marie Dennie and Jonathan Alan King.  The Assembly will take place on Saturday, October 22nd at St. Susanna Parish, 262 Needham Street, Dedham MA from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm (with registration beginning at 8:30am).  See the below link for full...

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Vatican Conference on Nonviolence and Just Peace Report

Vatican Conference on Nonviolence and Just Peace Report

Conference Nonviolence and Just Peace: Contributing to the Catholic Understanding of and Commitment to Nonviolence Rome, April 11-13, 2016 For More Information visit: www.nonviolencejustpeace.net.  You can also endorse the statement here   An Appeal to the Catholic Church  to Re-Commit to the Centrality of Gospel Nonviolence   As Christians committed to a more just and peaceful world we are called to take a clear stand...

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Vatican to host first-ever conference to reevaluate just war theory, justifications for violence

Vatican to host first-ever conference to reevaluate just war theory, justifications for violence

Joshua J. McElwee  |  Apr. 5, 2016 Rome –  The Vatican will be hosting a first of its kind conference next week to reexamine the Catholic church’s long-held teachings on just war theory, bringing some 80 experts engaged in global nonviolent struggles to Rome with the aim of developing a new moral framework that rejects ethical justifications for war.Participants say the conference — to be...

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Pax Christi Massachusetts 2016 Retreat

Pax Christi Massachusetts 2016 Retreat

Facing Violence Unafraid: Building Jesus’ Nonviolent Alternatives Retreat Leaders: Sr. Jane Morrissey and Philip Harak Saturday, April 9, at St. Gabriel the Archangel Parish 151 Mendon St, Upton, MA 01568 Registration begins at 8:30 – Program 9:00 am to 3:00 pm View The Flyer Here


Members at the State House

Members at the State House

Pax Christi members (left to right) Irene Desharmais, Pat Ferrone, and Fr. Rocco Puopolo at the Good Friday Stations of the Cross at the statehouse.  The Stations of the Cross at the Statehouse is an annual event initiated by Agape and co-sponsored by Pax Christi MA, Sisters of St. Anne and the House of Peace.


Wrapped presents under the Christmas Tree

War Toys XMas

Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday—It must be the season of gift-giving again! And why not? What can be nicer than giving gifts to show people we care about and appreciate them? And what can be more gratifying than seeing joy and excitement when the recipient is a child? But what to give? This is a season for celebrating love whether it is Love born...

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