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Pax Christi

Pax Christi International is an international Catholic peace movement. The Pax Christi International website claims its mission is "to transform a world shaken by violence, terrorism, deepening inequalities, and global insecurity".[1]

Pax Christi International Logo

History

Pax Christi (Latin for Peace of Christ) was established in [3]

Pax Christi was recognized as the “the official international Catholic peace movement” by Pope Pius XII in 1952.[4]

In 1983, Pax Christi International was awarded the UNESCO Peace Education Prize.[5]

The Pax Christi network membership is made up of 18 national sections and 115 Member Organisations working in over 50 countries.

Peace work

Pax Christi focuses on five main issues: human rights, human security, disarmament and demilitarisation, just world order, and religion and peace.[6]

Organization

Pax Christi is made up of national sections of the movement, affiliated organizations and partner organizations. Its International Secretariat is in [7]

International Presidents of Pax Christi

In 2007, a co-presidency was created, a Bishop and a lay woman.[8]

References

  1. ^ Pax Christi International
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Pogorelc, Anthony J., ‘’Encyclopedia of American Religion and Politics’’, 2003, Pg. 317
  4. ^ Dennis, Marie, “Pax Christi International” ‘’CMSM Forum’’, Summer 2008
  5. ^ http://books.google.nl/books?hl=nl&id=plAOAQAAMAAJ&focus=searchwithinvolume&q=Unesco+Prize+for+Peace+Education
  6. ^ [2]
  7. ^ "Our History", Pax Christ USA
  8. ^ http://www.paxchristi.net/about-us/history

See also

Further reading

  • Roger S. Powers et al., ed. (1997). "Pax Christi International". Protest, Power, and Change: An Encyclopedia of Nonviolent Action. Routledge.  

External links

  • Official website
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