Since the beginning of the pandemic in the spring of 2020, Pax Christi USA has responded with resources for prayer, study and action aimed at lifting up the common good, sacrificing to protect the health and well-being of others, and building the solidarity that binds people together in times of crisis. Our first response to the crisis was articulated March 17, 2020 in this letter from Executive Director Johnny Zokovitch, followed by regular updates as the scope and depth of the pandemic was fully realized in the spring of 2020 (March 24, April 26, May 4). Read our work and office protocols for the national office at this link.

The Pledge to Protect Others during this pandemic

Long before the politicization of masks had reached a fever pitch, Pax Christi USA had invited people to take the “Pledge to Protect Others.” Over 2,500 people took the pledge and tens of thousands heard the message through a successful social media campaign asking people to prioritize the health and well-being of both the people they love and strangers. You can read more about that effort, started in mid-May 2020, here.

A special website was launched to lead this effort. Click here to see the Pledge to Protect website.




A sampling of actions Pax Christi USA has partnered on or encouraged our membership to undertake:


For a full list of organizational actions we have taken, click here.

To see additional archived resources for prayer, study and action from throughout the pandemic, click here.