Peacebuilding

2024-02-11 08:02

War’s impact on Climate Crisis

Much more attention is finally being given to the critical impact of war on the climate by both the Peace Movement and also by the groups dealing with the crises in biodiversity and Climate Change. This was evidenced at COP28 in Dubai, UAE, in November, 2023, where Peace was introduced for the first time as a main theme in addressing Climate, and a Declaration was
issued called “Declaration on Climate, Relief, Recovery and Peace”.

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2023-11-15 08:43

No to NATO

Members of Pax Christi met at a rally at the U.S. Consulate July 9th for a public forum to oppose the NATO Summit in Vilnius and later picketed at the Nato Association of Canada offices.

Excerpt from Greg Gillis, Pax Christi member: Pope Francis has talked about building a culture of peace…. The time has never been more urgent as we spiral closer and closer to an ever dangerous escalation of the Ukraine war to possible nuclear war. We must do this because every life is precious whether it be Ukrainian, Russian, Jewish, Palestinian, African etc. all the peoples of the earth, their lives matter and are equal to our own. Thank you and Peace to All!”

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2023-08-29 05:32

Peace Vigil

Members of Pax Christi, the Mennonite Community and other Peace groups take part in a Prayer and Fast Vigil at the office of Finance Minister Freeland to protest Canada’s involvement in the war in Ukraine, and promote peaceful resolutions to conflict.

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2023-08-29 05:31

Peace Knot Bombs

Kathrin Winklin, from N.S. Voice of Women for Peace displays the Peace Knot Bombs banner at a recent Pax Christi Meeting. Names of 38 Yemeni schoolchildren killed by a Lockheed Martin bomb in 2018 are embroidered on the wings of mother and child peace doves, bearing witness to the suffering caused by militarizing the world, and in the hopes and yearning for diplomacy and disarmament.

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2023-08-29 05:30

Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

2022 is a critical year for Canada and the world, facing the existential threat of nuclear weapons. Three key international meetings were planned and have been postponed: the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference, the Nato Summit, and a meeting of the Signatories to the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) and Pax Christi is directly involved in advocating for such leadership.

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2023-08-29 04:37

Protesting Against Unethical Canadian Mining Practices in Latin America and Canada

The number of mining companies based in Canada has been growing in the past few years. Pax Christi Toronto, in collaboration with Pax Christi International, has been monitoring the practices of these mining companies around the world, particularly in Latin America. Along with Canada’s Development and Peace, the official international development organization of the Catholic Church In Canada, Pax Christi Toronto, represented by Sr. Mary-Ellen Francoeur, was present at a demonstration outside the venue of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada Convention on June 13, 2022.

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War’s impact on Climate Crisis

Much more attention is finally being given to the critical impact of war on the climate by both the Peace Movement and also by the groups dealing with the crises in biodiversity and Climate Change. This was evidenced at COP28 in Dubai, UAE, in November, 2023, where Peace was introduced for the first time as a main theme in addressing Climate, and a Declaration was
issued called “Declaration on Climate, Relief, Recovery and Peace”.

See more...

No to NATO

Members of Pax Christi met at a rally at the U.S. Consulate July 9th for a public forum to oppose the NATO Summit in Vilnius and later picketed at the Nato Association of Canada offices.

Excerpt from Greg Gillis, Pax Christi member: Pope Francis has talked about building a culture of peace…. The time has never been more urgent as we spiral closer and closer to an ever dangerous escalation of the Ukraine war to possible nuclear war. We must do this because every life is precious whether it be Ukrainian, Russian, Jewish, Palestinian, African etc. all the peoples of the earth, their lives matter and are equal to our own. Thank you and Peace to All!”

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Peace Vigil

Members of Pax Christi, the Mennonite Community and other Peace groups take part in a Prayer and Fast Vigil at the office of Finance Minister Freeland to protest Canada’s involvement in the war in Ukraine, and promote peaceful resolutions to conflict.

See more...

Peace Knot Bombs

Kathrin Winklin, from N.S. Voice of Women for Peace displays the Peace Knot Bombs banner at a recent Pax Christi Meeting. Names of 38 Yemeni schoolchildren killed by a Lockheed Martin bomb in 2018 are embroidered on the wings of mother and child peace doves, bearing witness to the suffering caused by militarizing the world, and in the hopes and yearning for diplomacy and disarmament.

See more...

Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

2022 is a critical year for Canada and the world, facing the existential threat of nuclear weapons. Three key international meetings were planned and have been postponed: the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference, the Nato Summit, and a meeting of the Signatories to the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) and Pax Christi is directly involved in advocating for such leadership.

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Protesting Against Unethical Canadian Mining Practices in Latin America and Canada

The number of mining companies based in Canada has been growing in the past few years. Pax Christi Toronto, in collaboration with Pax Christi International, has been monitoring the practices of these mining companies around the world, particularly in Latin America. Along with Canada’s Development and Peace, the official international development organization of the Catholic Church In Canada, Pax Christi Toronto, represented by Sr. Mary-Ellen Francoeur, was present at a demonstration outside the venue of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada Convention on June 13, 2022.

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