We have a vision of a world where people can live in peace, without fear of violence in any form. Pax Christi works for
- Peace – based on justice. A world where human rights are respected, basic needs are met and people feel safe and valued in their communities.
- Reconciliation – a process which begins when people try to mend relationships – between individuals or whole countries after times of violence or dispute.
- Nonviolence – a way of living and making choices that respects others and offers alternatives to violence and war.
Pax Christi Schools
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Pax Christi offer talks and workshops for young people in schools, parishes, and at youth events across England and Wales. These workshops encourage critical reflection on issues of peace and nonviolence and the role of peacemaking as part of the Christian life.
Pax Christi and the Work of Christian Peacemaking – This workshop is designed particularly for students studying GCSE Religious Studies and needing to focus on the work of a faith-based organisation that works for peace.
Christian Peacemaking – Why should a Christian work for peace? This workshop explores Christ’s message of peace and how we can put it into practice.
Holy Disobedience – Inspired by the life of Blessed Franz Jägerstätter, we look at how the work of peacemaking occasionally means doing what is difficult and unpopular.
Human Security – How do we build a safe and secure world? This workshop looks at models of international security and explores how we might create a peaceful world.
Israel / Palestine – With a focus on the separation wall as a means of building a just peace.
Conflict and Violence – Conflict is a part of everyday life. Here we explore how we respond to conflict positively, deal with the problem, and avoid violence.
Who we work with – we primarily work with young people aged between 14 and 18 (school years 10 – 13).
Where we work – Throughout England and Wales.
Numbers – The workshops last about an hour and are most effective with groups of between 20 and 30 participants.
Cost – We encourage schools to make a donation to cover our travel costs and other expenses incurred.
Enquiries and Bookings
Contact Matt at the Pax Christi youth desk firstname.lastname@example.org
- AQA [Spec A 126.96.36.199 / Spec B 188.8.131.52],
- Edexcel [Spec B, Area of Study 2, Religion, Peace and Conflict],
- OCR [J265/06, Religion, Peace, and Conflict]
Lessons & Workshops
These include lesson plans and workshop resources for exploring issues of conflict, violence, and the vocation to Christian peacemaking with young people.