Join Pax Christi International for a special year-end campaign as we strengthen our efforts to build and sustain integral peace.
This year has been a trying one for so many but we will remember it for the difference you made.
Here are some of the key highlights from 2020 that you helped contribute to.
We recently published our book Advancing Nonviolence and Just Peace in the Church and the world, which shares the experiences of on-the-ground nonviolent interventions and outlines a profound vision for how the Catholic Church can embrace active nonviolence into every aspect of its life.
We have been working consistently and faithfully to raise awareness on the importance of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and we welcomed with enthusiasm the news that it will finally come into force on 22 January.
We launched the second phase of our youth program in the Great Lakes Region of Africa, after postponing it due to the measures adopted by the governments to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Many young men and women joined the opening event in Rwanda and Burundi, the start of a six months training on active nonviolence, trauma healing and peacebuilding.
Together with our partners in Latin America, we are raising awareness about the impact of extractivism on the environment and human rights in Latin America, made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic. Our recommendations for a hope-filled, nonviolent way forward are brought together in a publication that is available free on our website. We also provided legal assistance to Indigenous communities that suffered repression for defending their territory.
We provided useful reflections and resources to deal with the pandemic and respond to the structural violence exposed by that.
These are just a few examples of what we were able to achieve thanks to you. Please consider continuing your support and help us achieve even more in the coming year.
Our mission to find peaceful responses and alternatives to the crises across the globe is more vital now than ever before and this campaign is one of the many ways we can make a real difference.
Together, we can make the world a more peaceful and just place for vulnerable communities and everyone in the New Year and beyond.
If we have learned anything this year, it is that we can always find the light, even in the darkest of times.
Let’s be lights to each other. Let’s build peace together!
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To learn more about how your gift will make a difference through Pax Christi International check out our work in the Great Lakes region of Africa, Latin America, and the Catholic Nonviolence Initiative.