Consider joining a committee! Pax Christi Metro New York has three member-run committees: Witness, Education, and Development. The responsibilities of each committee are demanding but rewarding. Find out how to volunteer here.
“We believe that all are equal in God’s sight.”
Join several hundred people in one of the largest public Christian peace witnesses in New York City. In this our forty-first year Pax Christi Metro New York will commemorate Good Friday as a modern-day enactment of the Stations of the Cross, praying for peace and justice on the streets of our city.
We remember that throughout our life Jesus calls us to active non-violence.
The Walk will take place in person, from 8:30 am to 12pm on Good Friday, April 7th.
Nominate a Peacemaker for our Annual Award Ceremony. An alternative to violence – a bridge to justice, a regional section of the international Catholic peace movement, Pax Christi Metro New York. Send a paragraph for each nomonee to the PCMNY office by January 13th, 2023. Use the form on our website.
PCMNY is returning to an in-person Fall Assembly Saturday, October 22nd, at Manhattan College.
The keynote speaker will be renowned Maria Stephan, co-author of Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict (Columbia Studies in Terrorism and Irregular Warfare).
Please save the date and stay tuned for further details.
Pax Christi Metro New York invites you to join in Prayer and Public Witness on the occasion of the 77th Anniversary of the Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
August 7th, 2022 @ 3:00 PM
Fr. Demo Square; bounded by Sixth Avenue, Bleecker and Carmine Streets, Manhattan
On August 7th, we remember in sorrow the 77th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima (August 6th) and Nagasaki (August 9th) and we mourn the loss of life and destruction of these cities. Not only did 210,000 people die as a result of the bombing, 90% of whom were civilians, but thousands more have continued to suffer for the rest of their lives.
After more than two challenging years of Covid isolation, office relocation, and administrative changes, the hybrid (live + Zoom) Awards Reception at Xavier High School on June 11 felt like a milestone for Pax Christi Metro New York. Granted, the sound system was initially uncooperative, but eventually Sean Adcroft got the upper hand. It was heartening to actually be with people in the same room, both Pax Christi friends and guests of the honorees. Best of all, our honorees not only told us about themselves and what they have done for peace, they also told us how important Pax Christi is to them. Pierre, Sr. Mary, Brendan, and Caroline are all people who care deeply about doing for others. At the reception they showed us who they are by telling us how much they value what we do. We needed to hear that! We can now feel renewed confidence going forward. Thanks to everyone who helped to make the reception such an affirming experience.
A PCMNY member visited this exhibit in Times Square in the later part of May,2022. Everyday, as a part of this art installation, balloons that were intended to mimic a nuclear warhead were handed out at the exhibit site at 4pm daily. This is a project of Pedro Reyes with sponsorship by ICAN and the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.
The Feast of Pentecost has come and gone, marking the birthday of the Church, the end of the Easter season and the return to Ordinary Time. Like any other birthday, this means a new beginning, a celebration of new life, new growth, and new possibilities. And like many birthdays, it is a time of gift-giving.
You are invited to the 2022 Peacemaker Awards! Saturday June 11th from 2pm – 4:30pm. Live and by Zoom. Find more and download the registration form on our website.