Amid climate change, war, racism, and violence in all its many forms, sustaining hope can be difficult. As Christians, we believe in the Resurrection, yet each day we exist in a world that contradicts the empty tomb. How in such a reality do we live a Christian faith that is rooted in hope? What sustains us in our work for justice until the dawn of a new creation breaks?

PCYAC members at the August 2022 Pax Christi USA national conference

Join Pax Christi USA’s Young Adult Caucus for a weekend retreat to explore these questions with other peacemakers in their 20s and 30s. Through contemplation, learning, and thoughtful encounters, we will renew our commitment to nonviolence and deepen our roots in the hope Christ brings. There will be time for celebrating liturgies, individual reflection, intergenerational dialogue, and building community. All people in their 20s and 30s committed to nonviolence as a way of life are welcome to attend.

  • Date: June 23-25, 2023
  • Location: The Well Spirituality Center, just outside Chicago.
  • Registration fee: $30 to $250, on sliding scale, collected after your application is approved. Limited financial assistance for travel is available.

Rooted in Catholicism, the Pax Christi USA Young Adult Caucus is dedicated to a space that is anti-racist, affirming of LGBTQ identities, and accessible to all. We acknowledge these commitments as goals toward which we actively strive, not as ends already achieved. We hope you will journey together with us toward them.

Using the form below, please apply by Friday, April 28; applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Follow-up information regarding travel, dietary needs, accessibility accommodations, vaccination requirements, etc. will be sent out soon after an application has been approved.

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