The newsletter of Pax Christi Metro New York

“Kerux” is the Greek word meaning “herald”. As the name of our newsletter, it reminds us that
we are to be heralds of God’s nonviolent love. We welcome letters, articles and reviews.

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Rosemarie Pace, director                           Anne Bjornson, editor


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Catholic Morality and Nuclear Abolition
Every five years representatives from around the world gather at the United Nations for a Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference. This year it takes place from April 27th through May 22nd. The Washington Working Group of Pax Christi International composed and will deliver to Catholics in Congress and the Administration its document, Catholic Morality and Nuclear Abolition, with a copy of the Holy See’s Nuclear Disarmament: Time of Abolition. It will also be made public in advance of the NPT Review Session in April-May. And it will be the focus of PCMNY’s Hiroshima/Nagasaki Memorial on Sunday, August 9th. Please read the statement and then join PCMNY at its Memorial.

Good Friday 2015: A Reflection on the 15th Station from Cristo Rey New York High School
For the 33rd consecutive year, Pax Christi Metro New York presented a Good Friday Way of the Cross across Manhattan. Each Station is planned by a different group on a different theme that represents how Jesus continues to suffer in the world today. But PCMNY doesn’t stop there; we include a 15th Station on the Resurrection, and this year that Station was led by students of Cristo Rey New York High School under the guidance of teacher Kevin Soravilla. Their theme was “How do we use active nonviolence in the face of violence?” Based on Matthew 28:1-7a, read their inspiring reflection in our newsletter.

Seizing the Nonviolent Moments:
Reflections on the Spirituality of Nonviolence through the Lens of Scripture

Former PCMNY Director and National Coordinator of Pax Christi USA, Nancy Small, has just published her first book, Seizing the Nonviolent Moments. Grounded in Scripture, inspired by Catholic Social Teaching, interspersed with personal stories and recent historical events; and exemplified by numerous models of nonviolent action, Seizing the Nonviolent Moments guides veterans of and newcomers to nonviolence into a spirituality of nonviolence that is available to everyone everyday everywhere. It is a book that is deceptively easy to read in that there is so much substance to it, but it is presented in such a fluid, natural voice that it carries the reader to increasing depths with clarity and eloquence. Read the full review, then buy this book! You’ll be glad you did.

Pax Christi International Statement on the War in Syria 2011-2015
PCI has issued a highly informed and compassionate statement on the War in Syria steeped in the values of peacemaking and justice-seeking that inform the Catholic peace movement. With a focus on the impact of the war on the Syrian people, it addresses social, political, and military factors, and offers eight strategies to contribute to a nonviolent resolution to the conflict. A helpful read for your own edification and to enable you to talk to others.

Announcements and Upcoming Events start on page seven.


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