Thursday, June 27, 2013



Just over two weeks ago, Pax Christi USA began the opening plenary of the 40th anniversary national conference. If you weren't able to attend, I've compiled as many of the presentations, workshops, photos and other resources as I could, and created a special webpage with all of the highlights of the conference for you to check out. And if you were there, you can re-live some of the exciting moments or perhaps find that quote from one of the keynoters that you are trying desperately to remember! Once the conference was over, I asked presenters to send me any materials they had which they wanted to make available on the website, so much of that material is available on this special conference highlights webpage as well. You may want to check back in a few days in case any additional items come in also. 


Click here to see all of the highlights and resources from the 40th anniversary national conference.


Sr. Patty Chappell, SNDdeN, Executive Director of Pax Christi USA, has also written and asked me to share a special message regarding the national conference. Here are the opening paragraphs:


Dear Companions on the Journey,


How does one begin to say "Thank you"? At times, words are inadequate in conveying the depth of gratitude one wants to communicate with these two simple words. Yes, it is from a full heart that this message of thanks comes to you.


Although we have not yet read through all of the evaluations, it appears that most participants were pleased with our 40th Anniversary Conference. Following the Conference, the National Council met with the PCUSA staff. There was an energetic spirit throughout our conversations as we looked at the critical issues pertinent to the growth and expansion of Pax Christi USA...


You can click here to read the entire letter from Sr. Patty. 

In peace,


Johnny Zokovitch

Director of Communications, Pax Christi USA