As an international Catholic movement for just peace, nonviolence, and reconciliation, Pax Christi International supports the Laudato Si’ Action Platform and recognises that violence in every form is threatening the very survival of the planet and all creatures. Through a commitment to nonviolence, we see a way forward to protect vulnerable people and the Earth, our common home. Nonviolence is essential for reaching each of the seven goals of the Laudato Si’ Action Plan and the key to achieving a Laudato Si’ future.

The resources that follow after the Common Prayer for the 8th anniversary of Laudato Si’ offer reflect on the connection of nonviolence and care for our common home.

Pax Christi International Endorses the Laudato Si Platform. Watch the video here.

Watch our webinar “Nonviolence: Key to a Laudato Si’ future” with Marie Dennis, Sr. Sheila Kinsey, Fr. Amado Picardal, and Ken Butigan.

Read our publication “Gospel nonviolence for a Laudato Si’ future,” which explains how each piece of the Laudato Si’Action Plan can integrate nonviolence. The publication is also available in Spanish and French.

Watch Tomaso Insua, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Laudato Si’ Movement, explain how the Laudato Si’ encyclical has mobilised the Church and draws out the role of active nonviolence in contributing to the care of creation.

Watch and share Pax Christi International’s advocacy campaign “Agua para la vida / Water for life“, highlighting the need for water justice throughout the Americas as a result of extractive industries. The campaign calls on the international community for awareness raising, solidarity, and action. You can learn more about Extractivism and Resistance in Latin America by watching this short video.

Listen to Fr. Joshtrom Kureethadam, a member of the staff of the Vatican’s Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, talk about the clear connections between nonviolence and ecological conversion during the December 2020 retreat on Gospel nonviolence.

Check Pax Christi International’s advocacy campaign “What do nukes have to do with climate change?” highlighting the relationship between the threat of nuclear weapons and the threat of climate change.

Video – LET’S TALK ABOUT: CONFLICT with Alan Robock, PhD, Climatologist (Rutgers University)

Video – LET’S TALK ABOUT: RESPONSIBILITIES with Özlem Demirel MEP (Member of the European Parliament)

Video – LET’S TALK ABOUT: COOPERATION with Susi Snyder, Project Leader, No Nukes/PAX

Video – LET’S TALK ABOUT: RESOURCES with Gem Romuld, Australian Director, International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

Video – LET’S TALK ABOUT: VULNERABILITIES with Rev Dr Katalina Tahaafe-Williams(PhD), Oceanian Theologian and Climate Justice Activist

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  1. Hi, I feel so grateful for our Pope’s leadership for this incredible path. I believe that we also need to really engage people in our churches in larger deeper non-violent experiences to build their skills and understanding. We can’t just ask people to BE non-violent, that needs experiential education, formation, and transformational training. Since the 90’s I have been involved in the Alternatives to Violence Project in the US and internationally I would love to volunteer in any way to help people learn non-violence using these skills.

    God’s Love and Peace to you. Ann

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