Dear Companions on the Journey,
If there was ever a time to proclaim peace with justice, it is now in the face of what is happening in our Church, nation, and world. We have never before experienced such negativity, fear mongering, blunt hatred, and polarization.
We need the peace of Christ to give us strength in the United States now, more than ever.
As described in our Pax Christi USA Annual Report, our national staff and dedicated national council have been faithful to the mission of working on our Four Initiatives:
- Spirituality of Nonviolence and Peacemaking
- Disarmament, Demilitarization, and Reconciliation with Justice
- Economic and Interracial Justice in the United States
- Human Rights and Global Restoration
Pax Christi USA has been maintaining our efforts to foster peace with justice by using our First Amendment right to advocate for welcoming immigrants, ending war, and supporting the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons; standing up against bigotry by offering anti-racism workshops across the country; and supporting individuals in having a spirituality of nonviolence with our original reflection booklets for every Advent and Lent. Furthermore, we were delighted to welcome Bishop John Stowe, OFM, Bishop of Lexington, Kentucky as our new Bishop President of the national council.
As we approach the Christmas season and are filled in a special way with the hope and peace of Christ, we ask that you please consider a generous gift to Pax Christi USA by clicking the “Make a Donation” button below. We need you now more than ever, and your financial support keeps us going.
Please consider becoming a member of the Sustainer’s Circle by making this a monthly donation via credit or debit card by clicking the “Make a Donation” button below. We count on this support to continue to oppose the forces of violence, racism, and war with Gospel nonviolence and Catholic Social Teaching.
May you be filled with hope this Christmas and may the peace of Christ be with you in the New Year.
Sister Patricia Chappell, SNDdeN
Executive Director, Pax Christi USA