Wednesday 14 November
Pax Christi Scotland, a newly-formed peace project, will officially launch later this month (23-25 November) with its inaugural conference at the Conforti Centre in Coatbridge, hosted and funded by the Xaverian Missionaries.
Its mission is to promote peace in the family, the school, the parish, and the wider community. The project will fall under the guiding principles of Pax Christi International (the Peace of Christ) a global, Gospel-based faith movement, whose mission is to create a world where people can live in peace, without fear of violence in any form.
Key speakers at the event include Liz Dornan of the Scottish Catholic Education Service, who will address the issue of promoting an environment of peace in our schools.
Marian Pallister, member of the Pax Christi Scotland steering group said:
“Pope Francis has encouraged us to create a society in which nonviolence pervades all aspects of our lives. It is no longer enough to demonstrate against nuclear weapons and campaign against arms sales. We must start at grass roots level to instil an ethos of nonviolence in the home, the playground, and the parish. If we can be at peace with our physical neighbour, it becomes easier to reach out in peace and love to the ‘neighbours’ Christ suggests - the migrant, the refugee, the stranger.
“Pax Christi Scotland aims to nurture nonviolence at every level.”
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Note to Editors:
- For further information about Pax Christi Scotland contact Marian Pallister, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 07768 731145
- If you would like to attend the conference please contact Anna at Conforti, email@example.com. Registration will be from 5pm on the Friday and all meals from Friday supper to Sunday lunch are included.