Welcome to Pax Christi in Scotland

Some Useful Resources

Pax Christi Scotland believes that climate and peace are inextricably linked. The Laudato Si Movement film The Letter, in which Pope Francis invites people from around the world to share their climate thoughts, illustrates this perfectly. Our chair, Marian Pallister reflects on the human effects on our Mother Earth (also published by Eco Congregation Scotland).

Find resources for the Season of Creation from Eco-Congregation Scotland here:

And from 'Laudato Si', click here

The View from the Occupied Territories

A recording of our Online event on 7 September 2023 - with speaker Luiz Aberbuj from 'Breaking the Silence'.

Read our Latest Blog

Palestine: Broadening my perspective.

Ahead of our online September event with former Israeli soldier Luiz Aberbuj, who now campaigns for peace in the Holy Land, Pax Christi Scotland’s Anne Dobbing shares her research into the current situation in that troubled area.

Click here for our Blog page to read Anne's entry. And click here to register for our Zoom event on 7 September - The View From The Occupied Territories

Listen to our Latest Podcast

Marian Pallister on Radio Alba, September 24th

As we come to the end of the Season of Creation with its theme of ‘Let justice and peace flow’, Marian Pallister reflects of the injustices suffered by so many because of the climate crisis.


The Peace of Christ

Pax Christi Scotland became one of the member organisations of Pax Christi International in 2019. This Catholic peace movement, with its 120 member organisations worldwide, promotes peace, respect of human rights, justice and reconciliation throughout the world.
The global network, founded in 1945 at the end of the Second World War, believes that peace is possible and that vicious cycles of violence and injustice can be broken. Pax Christi Scotland seeks to address the root causes & destructive consequences of violence within our own society, as well as campaigning to end violent conflict and war around the world.

Pax Christi Scotland supports Pax Christi International’s role as an influential advocate at intergovernmental levels, influencing global peace policy in the UN and UNESCO, the African Union, and the European Union. We are represented on Pax Christi International’s anti nuclear group.

Striving for a nonviolent society in Scotland is our top priority, working through the home, the school, the parish and wider society. With our members, scattered across the length and breadth of Scotland, we will address:

  • Discrimination in all its forms
  • The language of violence
  • The need for a peace-filled welcome for refugees & migrants
  • The need for divestment from nuclear & conventional weapons
  • The need to remove Trident from Scotland & persuade the UK government to sign the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Our aim is to produce resources, to provide an online space for reflection, discussion and training, to be advocates for change in all arenas concerned with nonviolence, and to raise awareness injustice and disregard for human rights.

These are not easy times, but the fact that so many of us here in Scotland and around the world work and pray for peace is encouragement that – as Pax Christi International asserts – ‘vicious cycles of violence and injustice can be broken’. Lets break them together.


Participants at our first AGM, November 2019

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The inaugural meeting when it was decided to seek to become ‘Pax Christi Scotland’, held in February 2018. With Pat Gaffney, (front left) our mentor.

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