Pax Christi Metro DC-Baltimore (PCMDC-B) has designed a new ad for publication in the National Catholic Reporter (NCR) and they invite support from Pax Christi members around the country.

Click here to see the proposed ad.

From prolonging the war in Ukraine to increasing fossil fuel production to pouring more and more money into military spending, political leaders continue to make lethal choices for people and the planet. These actions are, to quote Pope Francis, “an affront crying out to heaven.”

The ad drafted by PCMDC-B makes an urgent plea: Tell our president, senators, and representatives to adopt saner choices now! Choose diplomacy over war, clean energy over fossil fuels, human needs over military spending, and nuclear disarmament over weapons “modernization.”

PCMDC-B requests financial support to help cover the publication cost of the ad (seen here.) The ad will occupy the top portion of a page in NCR, with the names of all the people signing on to the ad listed below the text. The ad will refer readers to the PCMDC-B website for additional information, including this background paper that elaborates on the issues.*

To cover the publication costs, PCMDC-B requests a $25 donation for each individual (or couple) signing on to the ad, and $50 for each organization, but any amount will be gratefully accepted. The goal is publication in the September 2, 2022, print edition, which requires about four weeks’ lead time, so please act now by making a donation to sign on, and by spreading the word through your own networks.

To sign on, click here and fill in the requested information, including how you want your (or your organization’s) name to appear in the ad. Then click “Donate Now” at the bottom of the screen.

If you prefer to pay by check, make it payable to Pax Christi Metro DC, with “NCR ad” in the memo line. Send it to PCMDC-B, c/o Kurt Hansen, 6621 Struttmann Lane, Rockville, MD 20852, and indicate how you want your name(s) to appear in the ad.

Online sign-ons are due by August 8, and mail-in sign-ons by August 1.

Thank you for helping Pax Christi challenge our political leaders to choose sanity over disaster.

* Note: If there are significant developments on any of the issues in the coming weeks (e.g., in budget negotiations or the war in Ukraine), the ad text and background paper will be updated as needed.

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