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Season of Creation

And God saw that it was good. And it WAS good. Air that was pure; rivers and seas that nourished the creatures that lived therein; pastures, desert, forests – each in their place, each with its purpose, each working for the good of Mother Earth. It is so easy to recognise what God saw when …

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Climate Change

We think we know what climate change is & how it affects our environment & our peace. If you are 13 years old, the enormity of this can be overwhelming. Matildah Nkhanga Mwandila, a Grade 9A student at St Columba’s Secondary School in Lusaka, Zambia, puts climate justice into her perspective. Humanity faces many threats, but …

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And When They Shall Ask

Photo: Deacon  Tom Cornell, taken by Fr James Martin SJ Pax Christi Scotland member Ross Ahlfeld reflects on examining our consciences as people of nonviolence Back in August last year, we learned the sad news that Deacon Tom Cornell, the well known veteran Catholic Peace Fellowship founder, had passed away. During his long years of …

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Protecting Our Home

 Mother Earth, the Environment, and Peace: Protecting Our Home by Rickon Mwiinga This bright green poster caught my eye recently. It is for an event on the UN’s Mother Earth Day – April 22 to be held at the Mthunzi Children’s Centre on the outskirts of our capital city, Lusaka. It’s an organization I know …

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Solidarity with Refugees

‘The  most draconian anti-refugee legislation yet’ –  Aidan Cantwell, Interim Deputy Director at the Jesuit Refugee Service UK, reflects on the Bill going through Parliament. At JRS UK we continue to stand in solidarity with refugees and demand an end to the latest attack on the very principle of asylum, and call for a just and …

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Keeping us in Fear

The weapon to end all wars – by keeping us in fear Our blog for February is by Francis Benell, an S6 student at St Columba’s High School in Dunfermline. He hopes to study law, with a view to being a criminal lawyer. He takes a keen interest in current affairs and his insight into the …

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Gifts for Refugees

Anne Dobbing, who was elected to the Pax Christi Scotland Executive Committee at our AGM in November, is concerned for the welfare of refugees in Scotland who have fled war and violence. She hopes we can make Christmas special for them by sending a gift voucher. Many of us have been deeply moved and troubled …

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