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Pax Christi Michigan works to bring about peace locally, nationally, and globally through prayer, study, and action.  We are rooted in spirituality, dedicated to studying issues of justice from the vantage point of all those involved, and espouse working for peace with justice through nonviolent conflict transformation.  We invite you to learn more about "Pax Christi".

IT'S LONG PAST TIME WE TACKLE RACISM

June 11, 2020

PLEASE VISIT our updated Study page on Racial Equity so that we can all be a part of combating what Jim Wallis has referred to as America's Original Sin:  Racism.  It contains videos, articles, infographics, and link to a myriad of additional resources.

PCM asks you to TAKE THE PLEDGE

May 18, 2020

Pax Christi USA has initiated a new effort, the “Pledge to Protect Others” as a thoughtful, compassionate response for this next phase of the COVID-19 pandemic. The pledge works as both an “examination of conscience”, helping people to pause and think about how they will act in the context of our states and cities starting to “reopen” and what that means for themselves and the larger community; and secondly, it functions as an “act of solidarity” with others, articulating how we will demonstrate consideration for how our actions affect others, how we are taking personal responsibility to protect friends and strangers, and how we are prioritizing the common good, including making personal sacrifices.

A Call to Catholics: Let Us End Our Complicity in War

January 13, 2020

Once again, information has surfaced regarding United States governmental efforts to mislead and misinform people about disgraceful, cruel destruction caused by a United States war of choice against people who meant the U.S. no harm. In the Afghanistan Papers, the United States government officials acknowledged, privately, their own uncertainty about why they were going to war against Afghanistan in 2001. The trove of newly released documents about the 18-year war unmasked years of high-level deceit and deliberate efforts to obfuscate realities on the ground in Afghanistan.

At the Crossroads: Active Nonviolence in a Time of Crisis and Opportunity - POSTPONED

February 19, 2020

POSTPONED:  PCM IS POSTPONING OUR CONFERENCE UNTIL IT IS DEEMED SAFE TO HAVE LARGE SOCIAL GATHERINGS AGAIN (per the Coronavirus Safety Protocols). WE WILL KEEP YOU POSTED ON A FUTURE DATE.  

Pax Christi Michigan proudly invites you to our 39th Annual State Conference, to be held Saturday, April 18th 2020 at Ss. Simon and Jude Church in Westland.  We are thrilled to announce that our Keynote Speakers will be Ken Butigan and Jean Stokan.  Our theme will hold accountable our church and our community in committing to nonviolence as our tool for change, carving out a future of peace with justice.  The Catholic Nonviolence Initiative will be held up as an example of how to move forward with an agenda of creative peacebuilding and a humane justice system, espousing integrity and a reverence for each other, our earth, and all of creation.

PCM's Updated Statement on Immigration

February 19, 2020

"When a foreigner resides among you in your land, do not mistreat them. The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt."  (Leviticus 19:33-34)

Click on the button below to read Pax Christi Michigan's updated statement on Immigration and immigrant rights.

Our Spring 2020 Newsletter

February 19, 2020

Our Spring 2020 Newsletter is brimming with announcements, good news, accurate information, first-hand reports and inspiring stories, including:

  • Purple Ribbon for Peace Award Winner Fr. Gerry Bechard

  • Young Peacemaker Award Winner Marie Adele Grosso

  • PCM Statement on Immigration

  • Our 39th Annual State Conference

  • 25th Annual Retreat

  • Local Group Updates

  • Announcements

September 07, 2019

Our 25th Annual PCM Retreat, held October 18th through 20th, welcomed Fred Thelen and Bob Podzikowski as our weekend facilitators, taking us on a journey to explore the wisdom of mystic Thomas Merton. Fred and Bob are our own “in-house experts” on the life and vision of Merton, an American Trappist monk, writer, theologian, visionary, poet, social activist, and scholar of comparative religion.  They helped us uncover Merton’s spiritual insights on what we need to help sustain us through “the long-haul”.

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     One of the things that sets Pax Christi apart from other peace organizations is our emphasis on the spirituality of nonviolence.  When we take time to center ourselves, be open to the voice of God whispering guidance, and maintain mindfulness in the midst of chaos, we believe we are better able to focus on what God calls us to do to find peace within our own lives, and then with our families, our neighborhoods, our country, and our world.

 

     We believe that part of our responsibility as non-violent peacemakers is to "know the facts".

     We encourage you to talk to people with direct experience, read accounts from all perspectives, and check out websites & links like those listed here for additional information and helpful resources

"For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also."
                             - James 2:26

We believe that we should "Walk our Talk".  Please join us as we work to put  our prayer and study into action.

Pax Christi Michigan

We invite you to contact us to learn more about us, discuss forming or joining a local Pax Christi groups, and/or answer any questions you may have about Pax Christi activities. Feel free to call or e-mail us.  Blessings and peace to you!

Telephone : 517-481-5280

Email : PaxChristi.Mi@gmail.com

Our Office is housed in Cristo Rey Church:

              201 W. Miller Rd.;

              Lansing, MI  48911-4639

 

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