Find the schedule for “Seeing Through the Prism of Justice: Pax Christi USA’s 50th Anniversary Conference” below. (Note that the schedule is subject to change.)

Thursday (8/4)

  • 1-6 pm: Meeting of Pax Christi USA’s state and regional chapter leaders/representatives
  • 6 pm: Pax Christi Young Adult Caucus (PCYAC) Business meeting over dinner
  • 7:30 pm: Special Pax Christi USA showing of “The Berrigans: Devout and Dangerous” with panel discussion featuring Frida Berrigan, the filmmakers and others to follow
  • 9:30 pm PCYAC Social

Friday (8/5) 

  • 9 am-12 pm: Meeting of Pax Christi USA’s state and regional chapter leaders/representatives (continued from Thursday)
  • 9 am PCYAC Visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture, followed by debriefing
  • 10 am: Arrival and set-up for Vendors and Exhibitors (set-up complete by 1pm)
  • 10-11:30 am: Pax Christi USA National Council meeting
  • 3 pm: Conference Registration Table Opens 
  • 4 pm: Hotel check-in
  • 4-5 pm: Orientation and PCUSA 101 Session for Young Adults and First-time Conference Attendees

(Dinner is on your own)

  • 6:30 pm: Friday plenary room opens
  • 7 pm: Opening Prayer/Blessing
  • 7:30 pm: Welcoming remarks 
  • 7:50 pm: Opening Keynote and Conversation with Archbishop John C. Wester, followed by a moderated conversation between Archbishop Wester and Pax Christi USA Teacher of Peace, Msgr. Ray East
  • 9:15 pm: Closing/Wrap up & Announcements

(Post-plenary social open until 11pm) 

Saturday (8/6)

(Exhibitors will be open beginning at 8am through 10pm)

  • 7-8 am: Mass
  • 8-9 am: Breakfast 
  • 8:45 am-5 pm: Little Friends for Peace Camp for children ages 4-12 (meals included for staff and children)
  • 9am: Gathering Prayer
  • 9:15-10:15 am: Intergenerational Plenary Discussion, featuring: Bishop Tom Gumbleton (travel permitting); Sr. Mary Lou Kownacki, OSB (travel permitting); Marie Dennis; Shannen Dee Williams; Cathy Crayton; Megan McKenna; Sr. Annie Killian OP; and Christina Leaño (with others to be announced)
  • 10:15-10:30 am: Small Group Sharing 
  • 10:30-11:15 am: Break
  • 11:15am-12:45 pm: Workshops (workshop schedule to be announced shortly)
  • 12:45-2 pm: Lunch (book-signing)
  • 2-3:30 pm: Workshops 
  • 3:45-4:30 pm: Centering Prayer led by Contemplative Outreach of Maryland and Washington
  • 4:15-5 pm: Small Group Sharing

(Break between 5 and 6:30 pm; other groups are welcome to caucus during this time) 

  • 6:30-9:30 pm: 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner and Program

Sunday (8/7)

  • 8-9 am: Breakfast
  • 9-10 am: Morning plenary – 2022 Teacher of Peace Award recipient, Marie Dennis
  • 10 am: Break to set up for liturgy (last opportunity to visit exhibitors)
  • 10:30 am: Closing Liturgy with Bishop John Stowe, OFM Conv. Commissioning of our new Ambassadors of Peace will take place at the end of the Mass
  • 11:45 am: Closing remarks and conference end

(Hotel check-out and departures)

7 thoughts on “Schedule for the 50th Anniversary National Conference, August 5-7, 2022 in Washington, D.C.

  1. I’ve had to cancel my plans to attend in person but will attend via the Internet. Is there anyway I could attend the Thursday night Berrigan movie showing or at least the discussion afterward?

  2. I cannot attend the Pax Christi National Convention because of health issues post Covid-19. However, keep me on your e-list because I use Pax Christi resources locally. I have some older Bread Not Stones coordinator’s packets from a few years back (when national office was in Erie. Pa.) so I need to get updated versions of the latest Bread Not Stones packets. We don’t really have a region since we lost so many members in New Orleans to Katrina and beyond. Ben Gordon, Pax Christi USA in New Orleans (504) 522-3751

      1. I emailed this morning and called but I still do not have the links. Registered on July 18.

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