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UK churches prepare for Peace Sunday
UK churches prepare for Peace Sunday

From Abindgon to Altrincham, Southport to Sheffield, orders for Peace Sunday 2017 are rolling in to the Pax Christi office. It seems that parishes across the country are taking up the World Peace Message challenge of Pope Francis "Nothing is impossible if we turn to God in prayer. Everyone can be an artisan of peace." The theme for 2017, 'Nonviolence: a style of politics for peace', seems to have captured the attention and imagination of individuals, communities and parishes.

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Peace Sunday 2016
Peace Sunday 2016

Peace Sunday 2016 will be celebrated tomorrow, 17 January. The theme from Pope Francis is 'Overcome indifference and win peace'. Resources for this Sunday are prepared annually by Pax Christi, with the support of the International Division of the Catholic Bishop's Conference of England and Wales. There are various resources available. These include a Liturgy booklet (with ideas for bidding prayers, homilies and hymns to be used at Masses on that day), a prayer card and an on-line Assembly resource for secondary schools.

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Liverpool: Louise Zanré to give annual J&P Memorial Lecture
Liverpool: Louise Zanré to give annual J&P Memorial Lecture

Louise Zanré, outgoing director of the Jesuit Refugee Service in the UK, will give the annual 2016 Memorial Lecture of the Archdiocese of Liverpool's Justice and Peace Commission, at the Liverpool Archdiocese Centre for Evangelisation (LACE) this coming Sunday, 17 January. This year's event - taking place between 2pm and 4pm - will be an opportunity to better understand the complexities of the refugee and asylum-seeker situation. In her lecture, entitled 'Overcome indifference and win peace', Louise Zanré will reflect on Pope Francis's message for Peace

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Preparing for Peace Sunday
Preparing for Peace Sunday

Peace Sunday 2016 will be celebrated on 17 January. The theme from Pope Francis is 'Overcome indifference and win peace'. Resources for this Sunday are prepared annually by Pax Christi, with the support of the International Division of the Catholic Bishop's Conference of England and Wales. There are various resources available. These include a Liturgy booklet (with ideas for bidding prayers, homilies and hymns to be used at Masses on that day), a prayer card and an on-line Assembly resource for secondary schools.

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Celebrating Peace Sunday
Celebrating Peace Sunday

Catholic parishes in England and Wales are celebrating Peace Sunday this weekend, sharing the 2015 peace message of Pope Francis: 'Slaves no more, but brothers and sisters'. Pope Francis describes slavery as 'an open wound on the body of the human family - a running sore on the flesh of Christ". Earlier this week all the children from Westminster Cathedral Primary School came to Holy Apostles church in Pimlico for their own Mass for Peace. The children have been working on different mini peace projects 

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Pax Christi - Peace Sunday 18 January 2015
Pax Christi - Peace Sunday 18 January 2015

Catholic parishes around England and Wales will celebrate Peace Sunday on 18 January , sharing the 2015 peace message of Pope Francis, "Slaves no more, but brothers and sisters". Pope Francis describes slavery as 'an open wound on the body of the human family - a running sore on the flesh of Christ". Pax Christ has promoted the annual World Peace Day message since it began in 1968, helping parishes explore each message for our own time and place. The 2015 message invites us to explore the links between slavery, violence and war.

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Strong Peace Sunday message at north London church
Strong Peace Sunday message at north London church
Peace Sunday (19 January)  was marked by parishioners at St Mellitus  in Tollington Park, north London,  with a giant banner on the front of their church calling for the government not to renew the Trident nuclear weapons system and instead spend more on jobs, education and health.  Jeremy Corbyn, MP for Islington North, said: "Well done St Mellitus for asking the government not to spend money on weapons of mass destruction which can only kill and destroy,
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Pope makes Peace Sunday appeal to world
Pope makes Peace Sunday appeal to world
Pope Benedict XVI appealed for an end to conflicts around the world today (Peace Sunday). Speaking to pilgrims and faithful gathered in St Peter’s Square to pray the Angelus with him, Pope Benedict especially prayed that, in the various conflicts unfortunately under way around the world, “The slaughter of innocent civilians should cease.” He continued: “Let there be an end to all violence, and let there be found the courage to conduct dialogue and to negotiate.”
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Preparing for Peace Sunday
Preparing for Peace Sunday
Parishes around the country are preparing to celebrate Peace Sunday with Pax Christi on 20 January. Writing to parishes, Bishop Malcolm McMahon, President of Pax Christi said: ""Pope Benedict's World Peace Day message for 2013 is Blessed are the Peacemakers. The message will affirm the Church's teaching on peace, from the great letter of Pope John XXIII, Pacem in Terris to the challenge offered by the Year of Faith, for us to seek out and hold up the 'credible witness of people enlightened in mind and heart by the word of the Lord."
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Prepare to celebrate Peace Sunday
Prepare to celebrate Peace Sunday
There is a great opportunity to begin the New Year with celebrating Peace Sunday on 15 January 2012.  The theme of Pope Benedict’s World Peace Day message is, 'Educating Young People in Justice and Peace'.  In his message, Pope Benedict says: "Peace for all is the fruit of justice for all, and no one can shirk this essential task of promoting justice, according to
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