by Andrew Nelson, The Georgia Bulletin

From fighting racism and building bridges between Arabs and Jews in the Holy Land to visiting prisons, Catholic activists with Pax Christi USA talked about a vision for the international peace movement.

Some 40 members of the organization spent Saturday, Sept. 15, at St. Jude Church, Sandy Springs, talking with each other and the organization’s executive director, Sister Patricia Chappell, to plan for the future.

A priority is to increase the number of young people involved with Pax Christi and have the organization look more like the Church, including having leaders who are people of color.

Sister Chappell, a member of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, said the membership of the organization needs to better reflect the diversity of the Church.

“Traditionally, those communities have not been part of Pax Christi USA. We cannot authentically be church if those voices are not part of the Pax Christi USA,” she said…

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