We work in the cause of justice and peace by supporting many groups. These include:
- Organising the sending of Christmas Cards for prisoners of conscience, who are imprisoned overseas.
- Raising awareness of the importance of environmental issues as they impact on our lives as individuals and members of the parish community and the things we can all do to conserve energy and resources and to reduce the carbon footprint.
- Supporting silent witnesses to global causes such as protesting against the war in Iraq (2007); commemorating the events at Hiroshima (2009) and government spending on nuclear weapons such as Trident.
- Arranging visiting speakers to talk on peace activism, for example, Pat Gaffney from Pax Christi.
- Promoting initiatives such as Fair Trade Fortnight within the church community.
- Observing Peace Sunday, Remembrance day or other special days, in Mass or in peace liturgies and reflection time.
What we believe in, our rationale.
We embrace the vision of Pax Christi and all that this international Christian organisation stands for:
“Pax Christi is an international Christian peacemaking movement based on the gospel and inspired by faith. Our vision is of a world where people can live in peace and without fear of violence, in all its forms. We believe in the power of prayer, reconciliation, forgiveness, justice and nonviolence and of the right to live in a culture which promotes these values and treats the whole of God’s creation in a respectful and just manner”.
Our Prayers and Resources
Pax Christi provides many resources and prayers, e.g. prayer for peace in the Middle East.
The Lancaster Diocesan Faith and Justice Commission is a great source of information about campaigns, prayers and action, locally and nationally.
In Kendal we join with other people of faith in prayer and witness to justice and peace.