NEWS: Pax Christi USA unveils revised vision statement

Dear Pax Christi USA members,

Over the last two years members of the staff, Pax Christi USA National Council and the Pax Christi Anti-Racism Team (PCART) visited a number of the regions. At many of these gatherings, we held a conversation about the mission of Pax Christi USA, our priorities, the PCART vision statement, and how all of these worked together to create the actuality of PCUSA. Then this past June, regional leaders, PCART members, National Council and staff were able to gather together to meet and have a conversation about how all of these groups support the mission of PCUSA, as well as how together we can plan for the future.

One of the outgrowths of that gathering was the formation of a committee to work on the creation of a statement that would reflect the many parts of Pax Christi, encompassing our statement of purpose, our priorities and the PCART vision statement. The members of this ad-hoc committee were:

This committee took into consideration all of the input from the regional gatherings and the meetings this past June and produced a revised vision statement (see below) for our organization which we believe reflects all of the pieces of Pax Christi USA in a clear and simple way.

If you have questions about the process or need clarity about the vision statement, please feel free to contact Pax Christi USA Executive Director Sr. Patty Chappell, SNDdeN at or Pax Christi USA National Council Chair Sr. Josie Chrosniak, HM at




Grounded in the Gospel and Catholic social teaching, Pax Christi USA (PCUSA) is a membership organization that rejects war, preparation for war, every form of violence and domination, and personal and systemic racism. As PCUSA, a section of Pax Christi International, we are a Catholic peace and justice movement that seeks to model the Peace of Christ in our witness to the mandate of the nonviolence of the Cross.



A more peaceful, just and sustainable world through the efforts of our members and in collaboration with other groups.

* Affirmed December 2014 by the Pax Christi USA National Council