A Regional Section of Pax Christi USA and Pax Christi International
***** IMPORTANT NOTICE *****
We deeply regret to inform you that…
Sr. Helen Prejean’s tour of Florida has been cancelled!
A message from Pax Christi Florida’s State Coordinator:
I just received notice that Sr. Helen Prejean has had to cancel all of her October events due to her sister’s terminal illness. She has been and will continue to be at her bedside until the end, which of course is totally understandable. Please offer up prayers for both Sr. Helen and her sister, Mary Ann.
Although this is quite a disappointment and knowing how much work many of you have put into planning, we hope that we can reschedule Sr. Helen in the future. She will be taking a planned sabbatical beginning this November through 2017 in order to finish writing her book on her life. She remains an inspiration to us all in her faith and in her commitment to life – all life – from beginning to natural end.
Blessings of peace,
Nancy O’Byrne, PCF Coordinator
September 21st 2016
International Day of Peace
Five plus years of war have taken a heavy toll on our Syrian brothers and sisters. It is time for the violence and war to stop and to begin the hard work of moving forward, toward a future where all Syrian can live together in peace and security.
Together we must speak out and call for an immediate cessation of all bombing campaigns and military actions that perpetuate this terrible war. As a global community, we must respond with compassion and immediacy to the pressing needs of millions of refugees and internally displaced people. And, we must stand in solidarity with our Muslim and Arab neighbors who are being targeted in hateful ways.
Join this Call for Peace in building the Beloved Community.
Pax Christi USA is encouraging local Pax Christi Florida chapters are encouraged to hold a Global Day of Action & Prayer for Syria. Please share with PCUSA’s Communications Coordinator, Rachel Schmidt activities taken by your Region and local chapters. Rachel can be emailed at email@example.com
Co-Sponsors (list in formation) Buddhist Council of NY, The Center & Library for the Bible and Social Justice, Columban Center for Advocacy and Outreach, Community of Living Traditions at Stony Point,
Conference of Major Superiors of Men, Disciples Peace Fellowship, Fellowship of Reconciliation, Global Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and United Church of Christ, Interfaith Center of New York, Kolot Chayeinu/Voices of Our Lives, Maryknoll Office of Global Concerns, Mennonite Central Committee US, Muslim Peace Fellowship, Pax Christi International, Presbyterian Church (USA), Presbyterian Peace Fellowship, Refugee & Immigration Ministries, Christian Church (Disciples of Christ),
United Church of Christ, Justice and Witness Ministries, United Methodist Church, General Board of Church and Society
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.
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.
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A Living Laboratory for Sustainability
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