Wednesday, October 29, 2014



Each November, Pax Christi USA members and friends gather on Friday night prior to the annual School of the Americas Vigil and Action in Columbus, GA. Our program this year will include prayer, music, inspiring speakers and more. The program is open to the general public and all are invited to attend. We hope you can join us! 

This year's program, "Pax Christi USA at the SOA: Resisting Militarization of our Youth-from Central America to Ferguson" will be held on Friday evening, November 21, from 6-7:30pm in Room 205 at the Columbus Convention Center (801 Front Ave). Seating is limited this year, so please arrive early to guarantee a seat!

Our gathering--25 years after the killing of the Jesuits and their co-worker in El Salvador--will incorporate prayer, speakers (including Honduran Jesuit Ismael Moreno), music and action as we focus on the resistance of faith-filled people who are challenging the militarization of Central America and cities like Ferguson in the U.S. In both Central and North America, we are witnessing a dramatic increase in the militarization of the police, army and security forces. Jesuit Father Moreno (Padre Melo) will speak on the structural violence driving unaccompanied children to the U.S.-Mexico border and how U.S. policy is strengthening heightened militarism in the region. Connections will be drawn to the racial injustice and militarization of protest in Ferguson and beyond.


Click here to read more on the program and information on connecting with other Pax Christi USA members at the SOA.

In Christ's peace,


Johnny Zokovitch

Director of Communications, Pax Christi USA