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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Greetings of peace!    


In the encyclical Pacem in Terris, Pope John XXIII's message of economic, social/cultural, and political rights became the foundation for the growing peace movement that would take root in the U.S. some 10 years later, i.e. Pax Christi USA.

In celebrating our 40th anniversary, we have designed a prayer, study, action process which interweaves the encyclical Pacem in Terris on its 50th anniversary with the four initiatives of Pax Christi USA. Sr. Patty Chappell, PCUSA Executive Director, is inviting regions and local groups to participate in this process leading up to the 40th anniversary national conference in June. We believe that something powerful happens when people of faith gather to pray, reflect and act together as they look forward to a future filled with enthusiasm and hope.

The process materials include: a Leaders Guide, a Background Sheet, a Reference Sheet, Prayer Services for the next 4 months, discussion questions, and action suggestions. 


 Click here to access this free download from the Pax Christi USA site.

In Christ's peace,


Johnny Zokovitch

Director of Communications, Pax Christi USA