>> LATEST: Read the letter to President Biden issued April 19 by faith-based organizations calling for support for courageous, creative actions of nonviolence in the Ukraine conflict.

>> Read our official organizational statement from February 24 following the Russian invasion of Ukraine at this link.

>> See photos from actions calling for peace in Ukraine on Ash Wednesday and beyond.

As the national Catholic peace and justice movement, we must once again rise as Catholic peacemakers to advocate boldly for the present magisterial teaching on peace and seek a nonviolent resolution to the Ukraine crisis. War is never the answer, and our hearts break for the suffering and devastation the war in Ukraine has already unleashed.

In support of ongoing efforts toward a ceasefire and for the hard work of peacemaking and diplomacy, you can find additional resources below addressing the build-up to and subsequent invasion of Ukraine by Russia. Our prayer, study and action is rooted in the nonviolence that is foundational to our identity as followers of the God of Peace.

>> Note: Even as we work for peace in Ukraine, Pax Christi USA invites our membership and partners not to lose sight of the need for prayer, study and action in support of peace in Yemen, Palestine, Myanmar, Syria, Ethiopia, and everywhere that suffers the violence of war.

>> Pray-Study-Act e-alerts:

  • Second week of Lent (March 11), includes an adapted prayer for peace for Ukraine, a podcast on the men who must stay and fight in Ukraine, legislative action for Ukrainian refugees and PCYAC reflection on Ukraine and Lent
  • First week of Lent (March 4), includes a prayer for peace by Sr. Pegge Boehm, PBVM, Bread Not Stones campaign launch, global day of action for peace in Ukraine
  • The Escalating Situation in Ukraine (February 8), includes a prayer for peace in Ukraine adapted from Pope Francis




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