A Regional Section of the Catholic peace movement Pax Christi USA and Pax Christi International
October 24 – 26, 2014
Pax Christi Florida is urging all its members, and all those – individuals and organizations – committed to ending Florida’s death penalty, to mark their calendars NOW and to join us October 24-26th in Tallahassee for this most important assembly and witness calling for an end to Florida’s death penalty!
Oct. 24 – Rally on Steps of Old Capitol Building
Click here for more information on rally.
Oct. 25 and 26 – Pax Christi Statewide Assembly
Calling for an End to Florida’s Death Penalty
St John Neumann Renewal Center
685 Miccosukee Rd., Tallahassee, FL 32308
Click here for Pax Christi Florida’s registration brochure.
All are welcome…together we can make a difference. Join us!
On the Way to Sainthood
Join Pax Christi Florida members each third Friday of the month in prayer for the canonization of Dorothy Day, our model of justice and nonviolence.
Prayer For The Canonization
of Servant of God
God, of great mercy and unending love,
you called your servant Dorothy Day
to show us the face of Jesus
in the poor and forsaken.
By constant practice of the works of mercy,
she embraced poverty
and witnessed steadfastly
to justice, nonviolence and peace.
Count her among your saints
and lead us all
to become friends
of the poor ones of the earth,
and to recognize you in them.
We ask this through
your Only Begotten One, Jesus Christ,
bringer of good news to the poor.
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Greetings! I’m sending this letter to you with great thanks for the leadership that you provide on the regional and local level to your Pax Christi group. The recent gathering of regional leaders at our Pax Christi home in Washington, DC demonstrated a deep and lively commitment to the cause of nonviolent peace building. I was greatly pleased with the number who were able to attend and with their affirmations of the efforts at the national level. With that said, let me include you in an urgent matter and request your help.
A Special Appeal was begun this week at the behest of the National Council to reach out to our membership for funds. This appeal was first announced on our website, with an email or letter going to each member. Other donors are also being contacted.
We are at the half point of our fiscal year and our income is not meeting our needs. Projected funding has not been flowing in as anticipated without any clear reasons for this delay. The Council is carefully studying this matter, as it recognizes an immediate need to increase income and to tighten expenses. While we all hope this is just a short term problem, all possibilities are being examined.
The Council and staff need your help and support on the regional level
. Please contact your membership and encourage them to participate. Specifically, ask them to be sure that their national membership dues of $40.00 has been renewed for this year and to donate further if possible. Dues as well as donations can be made in several ways: (1) Send a check to the National Office located at 415 Michigan Ave, NE, Suite 240, Washington, DC 20017-4503. (2) Go to our website @www.paxchristiusa.org and use PayPal to make a donation. (3) If they wish to pay by credit card, they may do so on our website or call the office to give their information.
Personal contact through email or phone calls would be greatly appreciated. Also, if you are aware of any possible donor who may be willing to give, please forward their name and addresses and I will reach out to them.
Through the generosity of so many, Pax Christi USA has grown to have a professional staff and suitable office resources to be able to sufficiently and responsibility carry forth the mission of Pax Christi USA on a national level. We all know that our country needs the voices of those committed to peace and justice. Our Catholic faith provides us with a well-developed theology and praxis to challenge the practices and policies that accept war and violence. Pax Christi USA is so needed in our nation and your support and help is greatly needed at this time.
Thank you for all that you will do and or all that you already do to support our Catholic nonviolent movement for justice and peace.
Sr. Patricia Chappell, SNDdeN
Executive Director-Pax Christi USA
Protect Arriving Young Refugees
at Our Southern Border
Please join us in asking President Obama for immediate protections for the refugees arriving at the southern border of the U.S. Most are young mothers, children and teenagers, and many are fleeing the drug wars in Central America and Mexico.
As set forth in our petition, we are asking for temporary protected status for these refugees, and for all unaccompanied minors to be provided with lawyers. No child should be subjected to expedited removal to a dangerous homeland. To deport an unrepresented and at-risk child, without full proceedings, is unconscionable.
Please click here to sign and share with as many friends as possible.
Prayer – Study – Action E-Newsletters
Latest Pax Christi Newsletters Regional, National, and International
NOTE! Some e-newsletters may take several seconds to download due to extent of content.
Pax Christi Florida’s July 2014 E-Newsletter
PCUSA’s Spring 2014 issue of The Peace Current
Pax Christi International’s July 2014 E-Newsletter
For additional Pax Christi and news items of interest, click here.
she moves me
blogging for mother earth
PCF Council Member, Jim Rucquoi
i want to sit on this rock with you awhile, friend, think out loud a bit. first up, these new readings i’ve bumped into that continue to shake me awake. ever since starting out on my bike three years ago for mother earth, mother’s been whispering in my ear something fierce. after climate ride california last year i can think of little else. scattered news of old that held me in its addictive clutches fails to move me anymore. you move me, mother, front & center at last.
Please click here to read Jim’s blog.
Photos from Pax Christi Events
In right column, you will find photos of Pax Christi Florida’s 2011 Assembly, God, Country, and the Common Good led by Jean Sammon of NETWORK – Catholic Social Justice Lobby in Washington, DC. This event was held October 15 and 16 at the Life Enrichment Center in Fruitland Park, Florida. For additional Pax Christi Florida event photos, click here.