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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Road map to a world without nuclear weapons

Our latest bog is a reflection fromPax Christi Scotland’s friend in Trinidad and Tobago, Delia Chatoor, lawyer & retired diplomat who specialised in human rights and humanitarian law, diplomacy and conflict resolution. She is now a member of the Caribbean Climate Change Network, contributing to programme development. “Building a common road map towards a world without nuclear …

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A Watershed Moment

Delia Chatoor, who will speak at our October 17 online event, “Poverty and the Bomb”, is a member of the Caribbean Climate Change Network. Here she unpicks the role of the United Nations, currently holding its 77th General Assembly The 77th Regular Session of the United Nations General Assembly officially began on September 13, 2022 …

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One Step Closer to a nuclear weapons-free world

By Delia Chatoor, member of the International Red Cross Red Crescent Movement, member of the Caribbean Climate Change Network, and a retired member of Trinidad and Tobago’s diplomatic service. During the week of June 19-23,2022, States Parties to the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), civil society organisations and well-wishers gathered in Vienna, Austria …

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In memory of Bruce Kent

Blessed are the peacemakers, they shall be called the children of God In memory of Bruce Kent (1928-2022) By Arianna Andreangeli, Executive Committee Member, Pax Christi Scotland What does it take to make peace? What does it take to work tirelessly, to stand there next to the weak, to speak truth to power even when …

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