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.

In addition to our quarterly newsletter, Kerux Live! offers immediate access to current news and feature articles.

You may also wish to check out our online-only current book review.

Rosemarie Pace, director                           Anne Bjornson, editor


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Dear Reader...

Our last issue of Keruxfeatured information about the early stages of the Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty Conference held at the United Nations the last week of March.This issue continues where the last one left off. From June 15ththrough July 7th, 124 nations of the world came together to refine and approve a treaty now known as the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. As you will read on page 2 in an eyewitness account from Sisters Carol Gilbert, OP and Ardeth Platte, OP, 122 of the 124 nations approved the Treaty which opens up for ratification on September 20th. While the Conference to Ban the Bomb met, many side events occurred that engaged the general public beyond those with UN affiliation. You can read about them, as well, in our full issue.

Eliminate Nuclear Weapons Forever! The Work Continues!

On pages 2-3, Dominican Sisters Carol Gilbert and Ardeth Platte report on the Ban the Bomb conference at the UN that resulted in the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Their informative article introduces us to the key participants and the comprehensive content of the Treaty, as well as the process for ratification. It also urges us to commit to join together in prayer, education, lobby, withdrawal of money from banks and corporations, demonstrations and nonviolent opposition to any connection with nuclear weapons to create a Weapons of Mass Destruction Free World.

Nominate Peacemakers for 2018

It’s time once again to nominate notable Peacemakers for our annual Awards Ceremony. Get the details on page 3.

What about Hitler?

This year’s PCMNY Fall Assembly takes that question head on. Our theme is Choosing Gospel Nonviolence in a Time of Terror and Turmoil. Our speakers are Dr. Robert Brimlow, author of the book, What about Hitler? and Judy Coode, Coordinator of the Catholic Nonviolence Initiative. A review of Dr. Brimlow’s book appears on page 4.

Farewell and Welcome!

Pax Christi Metro New York extends sincere and deep gratitude to three departing members of the Board: Fr. Nelson Belizario, O.Carm.; Abigail Abysalh Metzger; and Fr. Jim Noonan, MM. Simultaneously, PCMNY is very pleased to welcome Terry Febles and John Kemp to the Board. Read about these generous leaders of PCMNY on page 5.

The Still Emerging Consistent Ethic of Life

At Eastern University, just outside of Philadelphia, on August 4-6, 2017, the Consistent Life Network, of which Pax Christi USA is a long-standing member, held its 30th Anniversary Conference entitled: Bridging the Life-Peace Divide. PCMNY’s own Jim Kelly was a presenter at the conference and provides a report on page 5 & 6.


Don’t forget to check out all our upcoming events on p. 7. There’s always a lot happening at PCMNY. And since the list is not complete, periodically be sure to visit our Events page on the web so as not to miss any updates.

The Calendar on p. 9 provides a quick summary of our events and a few more dates for meetings and mailings. You’re always welcome to come, sit in, and help out.

Finally,please remember PCMNY’s Annual Appeal:  Please reflect on the many reasons you value PCMNY, and respond as generously as possible to the 2017-2018 Annual Appeal if you haven’t already done so. THANK YOU!


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