The following are resources, articles, and events related to the Russian invasion of Ukraine and ongoing war there. If you are a member or partner of Pax Christi International and wish to have your event or resource included here, please email Erin Green at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pax Christi International
- Pax Christi International Statement – Ukraine Crisis: Give Peace a Chance (PDF) in English, French, Portuguese, and German.
- Joint Pax Christi International Statement with Council of Europe INGOs (PDF) in English and French
- Ukraine: An opportunity for a Just Peace – Resources and reflections from the Catholic Nonviolence Initiative
- Pax Christi International Co-Presidents write to H.H. Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and all Russia (PDF)
- Ukraine shows we must reject the possibility that war can be just by Marie Dennis, National Catholic Reporter
Statements from Members and Partners
- Club of Catholic Intelligenstia – Engagement in Ukraine Update
- Silence the guns, let the UN intervene. Now! Press Release from Pax Christi Italy (PDF)
- Statement from Pax Christi Australia (PDF)
- Statement from Pax Christi USA
- Aanval op Oekraïne – Reactie Pax Christi (Pax Christi Flanders, in Dutch)
- Pax Christi zeer bezorgd over discriminatie en agressie aan de Oekraïense grens (Pax Christi Flanders, in Dutch)
- Pax Christi zu Ukraine: Prophetische Gewaltfreiheit ist gefragt_“Auch Westen am Krieg nicht unschuldig“ (Pax Christi Austria, in German)
- Dialog statt militärische Eskalation (Pax Christi Germany, in German)
- Keine Waffenlieferungen in die Ukraine! (Pax Christi Germany, in German)
- EU Bishops’ President appeals on Moscow Patriarch Kirill: “intercede with Russia to stop the war in Ukraine” (COMECE)
- Le Crucifié ces jours est en Ukraine (Pax Christi France, in French)
Events and Other Resources
- Vredeswerker Gied ten Berge: “Oekraïners lijden voor onze vrijheid” de Bezieling
- Ultimatum to Putin and Zelensky: Stop the war, Europe for Peace Campaign
- National Liturgy Office (Aotearoa New Zealand) resources for Day of Prayer for Ukraine (PDF)
- Our member the Club of Catholic Intelligensia in Warsaw has undertaken a number of activities to support Ukrainian families seeking refuge in Poland. These include evacuating children with disabilities from Ukraine, providing spiritual care to refugees, organising clubs in schools, opening a hostel for non-Ukrainian refugees coming from Ukraine, and more. To follow their work, please visit their website or Facebook page.
- “With Washington’s nuclear targets, Putin’s war feels closer to home,” Nicholas Mele, The Seattle Times. 6 March 2022.
- Peace Movement in Action Peace Voices from Russia & Ukraine (Webinar) by the International Peace Bureau
- “As Ukraine bleeds, Pope Francis and Russian Patriarch Kirill could be negotiators,” Pat Marrin, National Catholic Reporter
- “Resistance to War in Ukraine: Actions, News, Analyses, and Resources for Nonviolence,” Resources from the Metta Center for Nonviolence
- Ukrainians vs. Putin: Potential for Nonviolent Civilian-based Defense, Maciej Bartkowski, International Centre on Nonviolent Conflict
- Recording of Pax Christi Australia webinar on the situation in Ukraine (Click here to watch on YouTube)