At the Crossroads:
Active Nonviolence in a Time of Crisis and Opportunity
Pax Christi Michigan proudly invites you to our 39th Annual State Conference, to be held Saturday, April 17th 2021 via Zoom to maintain everyone's safety. 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.
Our speakers, Jean Stokan and Ken Butigan, are well-versed in this theme. Briefly, Jean is the vice-Chair for the Pax Christi USA and serves as justice coordinator for immigration and nonviolence with the Sisters of Mercy of the Americas. Ken serves on the executive committee of Pax Christi International’s Catholic Nonviolence Initiative. He is a professor in the Peace, Justice and Conflict Studies Program at DePaul University in Chicago, works with Pace e Bene, and co-founded Campaign Nonviolence.
Please join us for the wonderful gathering and celebration that this 39th State Conference promises to be. Registration and flyers can be found the link below ♦