This is what is asked of you: to act justly, to love tenderly, and to walk humbly with your God. ~Micah 6:8
Our world today cries out for hope. Now is the time for proclaiming a world rooted in peace, defined by justice and shaped by a commitment to sustainability. Young adult and student members of Pax Christi USA are living out this vision through their witness to both personal and social transformation. On campuses and in communities across the United States, as individuals, in small groups and as part of a national movement, we are working together for that change which reflects the essential message of Jesus proclaimed in the gospels.
Organizing Toolkits: Organize on campus and in your community!
All toolkits include: 25 Pax Christi USA general membership brochures, 10 copies of the most recent Pax Christi USA membership newsletter, 10 copies of a recent prayer card, and at least 10 other resources to introduce people to the work of Pax Christi USA. Kits are FREE and can be ordered by contacting Johnny Zokovitch (information below on this page).
FOR STARTING A LOCAL GROUP: The Pax Christi Local Group Organizing Toolkit, “Creating a More Peaceful, Just and Sustainable World”
FOR STARTING A PAX CHRISTI COLLEGE CHAPTER: “Know Justice, Know Peace,” A Peace and Justice Toolkit for Pax Christi Campus Groups; includes Pax Christi USA’s campus organizing manual, “Proclaiming Justice for All: A Ten-Step Guide for Building a Pax Christi Campus Community,” brochures on conscientious objection, 10 copies of “A Student’s Prayer for Peace,” and more…
FOR STARTING A PAX CHRISTI HIGH SCHOOL CHAPTER: “Blessed Are the Peacemakers,” A Peace and Justice Toolkit for Pax Christi High School Chapters; includes Pax Christi USA’s campus organizing manual, “Proclaiming Justice for All: A Ten-Step Guide for Building a Pax Christi Campus Community,” brochures on conscientious objection, a list of Pax Christi USA resources specifically geared toward high school students, and more…
KAIROS DAY OF REFLECTION FOR STUDENTS & YOUNG ADULTS
Kairos is a day of reflection aimed at deepening Christian discipleship, discerning the signs of the times, and building a united Catholic student-young adult movement for peace and justice. From the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq to the global war on terror, global climate change to corporate globalization, immigration to the collapse of our economy – these challenges have highlighted the need for a unified, visible response from Catholic student/young adult activists rooted in their faith, their deep discipleship to Jesus and the teachings of the Church.
“Kairos” is an ancient Greek word meaning the right or opportune moment. The ancient Greeks had two words for time, chronos and kairos. While the former refers to chronological or sequential time, the latter signifies a time in between, a moment of undetermined period of time in which something special happens. This day of reflection is associated with “kairos” in two capacities: 1) our faith and the signs of the times point to the possibility of something special happening at this moment in history; and 2) that the time of life between our late-teens on through our late-twenties is an “opportune” time for us to make decisions about who we are going to be, what we are going to do in this world, and what values and practices we are going to begin cultivating for our lives.
This day of reflection is open to Pax Christi regions and local groups, colleges and universities, campus Pax Christi or peace and justice groups, Pax Christi high school chapters, young adult groups, parishes and others.
INTERNSHIPS WITH PAX CHRISTI USA
Pax Christi USA offers a wide variety of internships: long-term (1-2 years) and short-term (3 months) and various commitments in-between; full-time (30-40 hours) and part-time (8-25 hours); for class credit and stipended positions; in administration, development, field organizing, youth and young adult, communications, policy work, web design and management, and more; and with a focus on various program areas within Pax Christi USA’s general plan (examples would be nuclear disarmament, immigration, poverty, climate change, and so on). For more information on internships, click here.
Additional information can be sought through Sr. Dianna Ortiz, OSU at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-635-2741.
PAX CHRISTI USA AND SOCIAL NETWORKING
Join Pax Christi USA on Facebook and Twitter. Check out photos and video from past Pax Christi USA events and programs on YouTube and Flickr. Also, to join our email network for the latest action alerts, resources, and information on upcoming events, go to the Pax Christi USA e-Network page.
Student/Young Adult Representative on the Pax Christi USA National Council
Adrienne Alexander: email@example.com