Pax Christi Blog

May 21 2021

A Reflection on Palestine

By Rosalyn Mauchline (Pax Christi Scotland executive committee member) I began writing this on May 15th, a day which commemorates the Nakba – the catastrophe – for Palestinians when over 500 villages were taken over or destroyed and 750,000 became refugees in their own land. Watching the recent horrific news coverage of violence and death …

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Apr 13 2021

An open letter to all election candidates

From Ross Ahlfeld, Pax Christi Scotland executive committee member (and endorsed from the heart of Pax Christi Scotland) Dear future member of the Scottish Parliament In the months and years ahead, we members of Pax Christi Scotland will speak to you of the dangers of militarism and warn you about the growing threat of nuclear …

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Mar 30 2021

Solidarity: the path to peace

A very personal reflection by Marian Pallister Solidarity. It’s a word that the pandemic seems to have made its own. Pope Francis uses it in relation to working together with people of all faiths and none. Antonio Guterres, Secretary General of the United Nations, says that unless we prioritise global safety, solidarity and resilience, we …

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Mar 10 2021

Young Voters in Zambia

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.  Scotland and Zambia have strong historic links. The Scottish missionary and explorer David Livingstone charted the Victoria Falls in the south of today’s Zambia …

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Mar 5 2021

Police Scotland & Sri Lanka

A guest blog by Aidan Foy, of City Live Glasgow Despite almost 9000km of distance between the two nations, it is Police Scotland, funded by the British High Commission, that train a special task force of Sri Lankans at the Scottish Police College in Tulliallan, Fife. A partnership that has been ongoing since 2010. The …

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Nov 21 2020

Nuclear Weapons Prohibition

Marian Pallister: Nuclear weapons prohibition is a step closer – but we have to keep going to reach the summit Marian Pallister, chair of Pax Christi Scotland, says the 50th ratification of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons is an important milestone for the global anti-nukes movement, but they have not yet reached …

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Mar 27 2020

Appeal on Sanctions

Letter Calling on U.S. President to Lift Sanctions During COVID-19 Pandemic Dear President Trump, We write to you out of deep concern for the people of the Middle East during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic. As an international Catholic network with 120 member organizations around the world, we are hearing directly from our partners …

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Nov 21 2019

Pope Francis in Japan

Pax Christi International Statement On the Occasion of Pope Francis’ Visit to Japan, 23-26 November 2019 The Pax Christi International movement joins the Japan Catholic Council for Justice and Peace in welcoming the visit of Pope Francis to Hiroshima and Nagasaki. During his papacy, Pope Francis has spoken strongly against nuclear weapons. It is therefore …

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