Nonviolence – the spirituality of nonviolence, the practice of nonviolence, nonviolence education, a nonviolent lifestyle – has been the central charism of Pax Christi USA since our founding in 1972.

In April 2023, Pope Francis dedicated his monthly prayer to nonviolence. Watch his video message here:

While nonviolence is a thread throughout everything we do, listed below are some of our current programs and projects aimed specifically at the promotion of nonviolence, with accompanying resources:

Other resources highlighting nonviolence: