Belgium: Pax Christi Flanders video explores what working on peace can look like


from Pax Christi Flanders

20/3/19 - March 13 is a special day for Pax Christi every year: it is the foundation date of our movement.

On March 13, 1945, Bishop Pierre-Marie Théas and Marthe Dortel-Claudot founded a new organisation, Pax Christi, in a residence in Montauban in southern France. With this initiative they wanted to take steps that had not been taken after the First World War and which resulted in the Second World War: bringing about rapprochement and reconciliation between countries and people who had stood against each other in the war as enemies. The reconciliation movement between France and Germany grew in more than 70 years into a large international peace movement, with sections and sub-organisations in 50 countries around the world. Pax Christi Flanders is one of them.

In all those years, working for peace has often taken on a different face and impetus. Some actions and methods remain necessary and effective even in the 21st century. New channels and themes are being explored. In this video we provide some impressions of what working on peace and disarmament in contemporary society can look like.

Pax Christi Flanders, Pax Christi Vlaanderen, Belgium