A Regional Section of Pax Christi USA and Pax Christi International
Highlights of the 2015
Pax Christi USA Survey
by the Pax Christi USA National Council
Below is a link to a summary of the results from Pax Christi USA’s (PCUSA) survey undertaken at the end of 2015. A little over 60% of respondents were dues paying members. It is good that so many people identify as Pax Christi, whether or not they officially join as members […]
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SR. HELEN PREJEAN
Member of the Congregation of St. Joseph
Leading advocate for the abolition of the death penalty
Author of Dead Man Walking and The Death of Innocents
to speak in all of Florida’s Catholic Dioceses
October 14-17, 2016
For details, click here.
ATTN: PAX CHRISTI
Request for help with Death Row Pen Pal Research
We are two professors at John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio who are interested in people who write to death row inmates. We have team-taught a death penalty class for over ten years and one of us is a ‘pen- pal’ to a former juvenile death row inmate in Texas who was removed from death row due to the Roper v Simmons US Supreme Court decision. We are interested in learning more about why people communicate with death row inmates and are requesting your help with a survey about people such as yourself. To the best of our knowledge there is virtually zero research on why people write to death row inmates and we are interested in learning more about this phenomenon.
If you are a pen pal with a death row inmate and are interested in participating in a brief 30 minute survey, please click on the link below. Thank you in advance for your assistance with this important project.
The link is: https://johncarroll.az1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_0ewe9S59KWCuKLr
Richard Clark, Ph. D, John Carroll University; Cleveland, Ohio
Pax Christi Florida has endorsed the SOA Watch Convergence at the Border, which is taking place from October 7-10, 2016 at the border wall in Nogales, Sonora / Arizona. Mobilize your communities
to take a stand for justice and against militarization. The convergence will include workshops and events on both sides
of the U.S./ Mexico border, as well as art, music, and resistance. To learn more about why SOA Watch is moving from the gates of Fort Benning to the border, read the article From the School of the Americas to the Border
and watch the documentary The Empire’s War on the Border
History is made by movements – mass movements of people who organize themselves to struggle collectively for a better world. The SOA Watch movement is a nonviolent force to change oppressive U.S. policies as represented by institutions like the School of the Americas, and to resist militarization at home and abroad. It is made up of people from many backgrounds who work towards a positive and fundamentally different alternative to the racist system of violence and domination.
Pax Christi FL
Initial Discernment Survey Results
Recently Pax Christi Florida invited its membership to participate in a survey as a means of discerning the future of our statewide peace movement. For the initial results of this survey, click here.
Miami Judge rules Florida’s death penalty law unconstitutional
Circuit Judge Milton Hirsch in Miami-Dade County has ruled that Florida’s new death penalty sentencing law is unconstitutional; This adds more weight to the issues now before the Florida Supreme Court. Read a report here.
she moves me
blogging for mother earth
Pax Christi Florida 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.
A Living Laboratory for Sustainability
A Project of the Florida Coalition for Peace and Justice, Inc.
To learn more, click here.
Vatican conference urges church
to abandon just war theory
To read NCR article by Toni Magliano, click here.
Prayer – Study – Action E-Newsletters
Latest Pax Christi News – Regional, National, and International
Pax Christi Florida July 2016 Prayer-Study-Action E-Newsletter
PCUSA’s Spring 2016 Issue of The Peace Current
Pax Christi International July 2016 E-Newsletter
For additional Pax Christi and news items of interest, click here.
To View Photos from Past Pax Christi Florida Events