Next gathering August 9th, 7 pm  • St. Patrick Center • MLK Ave. & 4th (see below)       

Pax Christi, the Peace of Christ, strives to create a world that reflects this peace by witnessing to the call of Christian nonviolence. Although the majority of members are Roman Catholic, Pax Christi is open to all people who want to work for peace in the spirit of the nonviolent Jesus.

Pax Christi Memphis meets the second Tuesday of every month at the Quaker Meetinghouse located at 3387 Walnut Grove, Memphis, TN 38111. Additional parking is available on Prescott, or in the Kroger Parking lot across the street.

For more information, or if you need a ride to our meeting, call Janice Vanderhaar at 362-9364.

Building peace, economic & interracial justice through a spirituality of nonviolence








Play based on the life and spirituality of Saint Francis presented this Tuesday
So, was Francis crazy? Was he a fool? Crazy with Love? A fool for Christ embracing lepers and preaching to the birds? And just a bit mad to
believe that God was proposing peace and non-violence as a way of life?
Come and decide for yourself!
This Tuesday, August 9th, Pax Christi Memphis and Inscape Ministries are pleased to present Saint Francis: Face to Face, a one-man “reader’s theatre” play in which Saint Francis is given “special permission” by the heavenly powers to return to earth from the communion of saints to visit with us for a brief time –
to speak with us “face to face.” He’s been sent back to our time to share with us something that is in danger of being lost: the freedom and joy of Gospel living.
 
 
He invites us into the adventure of holiness and helps us to see that who we call “Saint Francis” in fact lives deep within each of us only awaiting our awakening to the call to the adventure of sanctity to which Jesus invites us. He shares famous moments from his own
life and reveals their relevance to ours—and ends by sharing some of the “secrets of Jesus” that he learned.
David Hoover brings to life this inspiring spiritual teacher from the past. We learn of his deepest struggles and intuitions about the meaning of life and death, about prayer, mystical
experience, war and peace — and the way of universal compassion and non-violent love which flows from a life of union with God.

 David Hoover brings to life this inspiring spiritual teacher from the past. We learn of his deepest struggles and intuitions about the meaning of life and death, about prayer, mystical
experience, war and peace — and the way of universal compassion and non-violent love which flows from a life of union with God.

David teaches in Orange, California in the school for the
formation of Spiritual Directors offered by the Sisters of St.
Joseph of Orange. Together with Sharon Halsey-Hoover, the actors and storytellers travel the country offering productions on Thomas Merton, Dorothy Day and other workshops and retreats.
St. Francis: Face to Face will be staged in the St. Patrick Center (just behind the church) at the corner of M.L. King, Jr. Ave. and 4th Street. It will begin at 7 pm and admission is free. Coffee and refreshments will be served afterward.
For more information on Inscape Ministries, please visit http://www.inscapeministries.com.



Remember Hiroshima, August 6, 1945

“To remember the past
is to commit oneself to the future.
To remember Hiroshima
is to abhor nuclear war.
... In the face of the ... calamity
that every war is,
one must affirm and reaffirm,
again and again,
that the waging of war
is not inevitable or unchangeable.
Humanity is not destined to self-destruction.”
Pope John Paul II
“Someday, the voices of the hibakusha will no longer be with us to bear witness. But the memory of the morning of August 6, 1945, must never fade. That memory allows us to fight complacency. It fuels our moral imagination. It allows us to change.”
President Barrack Obama
“Japan knows the horror of war and has suffered as no other nation under the cloud of nuclear disaster. Certainly Japan can stand strong for a world of peace.”
Martin Luther King Jr.
“I shall write peace upon your wings,
and you shall fly around the world
so that children will no longer have to die this way.”
Teshima Yusuke
A woman who was a schoolgirl at Hiroshima asked, “Those scientists who invented the atomic bomb, what did they think would happen if they dropped it?”
Jonathan Glover

Pax Christi USA issues statement on the Killing of Father Jacques Hamel
It is with heavy hearts that we grieve the acts of violence taking place in the world. As people of faith rooted in the social teaching of the Catholic Church we are saddened by the recent brutal murder of Fr. Jacques Hamel during the celebration of the Mass in France,
and the subsequent killing of his murderers. We pray for Fr. Jacques, the people who killed him, the officers who killed them, and all those affected.
It is easy to go along with the fearful rhetoric surrounding this event, but we choose peace instead. The signs of the times tell us that there is a preponderance of division among us. We see groups pitted against one another in politics, religion, and society. We see that many forget we are all human and that we all need one another.
Monsignor Oscar Romero, who was also killed during the Mass, gives us inspiration and direction during this time. He said, “I don’t want to be anti, against anybody. I simply want to be the builder of a great affirmation: the affirmation of God, who loves us and who wants to save us.” Romero’s words are the answer. We do not need to blame, we do not need to be against anyone, but we need to be a purveyor of God.
We know the antidote to the division the world is experiencing is love, justice, and peace.
For the complete text of this statement visit
https://paxchristiusa.org/







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