The newsletter of Pax Christi Metro New York
Editor: Anne Bjornson
“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.
Pax Christi Metro New York Fall Assembly
by Doretta Cornell
Pax Christi Metro New York held its Fall Assembly on Oct 20th, 2020 on Zoom. The first portion of the Assembly was devoted to business.
In the second half of the Assembly, Keynote speaker, John Amidon addressed the topic of Interconnected Challenges to Peace: Militarism and the Climate Crisis. Amidon is founder of the Kateri Tekakwitha Peace Conference, and a contributing editor to Bending the Arc: Striving for Peace and Justice in the Age of Endless War
BOOK REVIEW: Burglar for Peace
by Marian Ronan
Burglar for Peace: Lessons Learned in the Catholic Left’s Resistance to the Vietnam War. by Ted Glick. PM Press. 2020. 203 pp. ($20.)
Many of us have heard stories about resistance to the Vietnam War in the 1960s and 70s. Some of us even took part in that resistance. And those involved in the Catholic peace movement understand that there was a distinctly Catholic non-violent dimension to that resistance—the Berrigans, Elizabeth McAlister, Catholic Workers, and many more.
The Birth of a Region
by Rosemarie Pace
It started with a phone call early in 2021. Johnny Zokovitch, executive director of Pax Christi USA, called me with an invitation. He began by asking if I remembered a proposal he had made years ago regarding PCUSA regions. I remembered the proposal, but not that it came from him. The idea was to standardized PCUSA’s regions so that there would be one for each state in the U.S., 50 regions in all.
The rationale behind this proposal was that regions as they still exist in PCUSA vary a lot.
You will also find the latest recipients of the Gift of Peace for whom to pray, announcements and more.
Finally, please consider and reflect on the many reasons you value PCMNY, and respond as generously as possible.
Be well. Stay safe.