Let us pursue the things that make for peace!
September 21st is the International Day of Peace, a special day established in 1981 by unanimous United Nations resolution “for all humanity to commit to peace above all differences and to contribute to building a culture of peace.”
Take Action Now: Ask Congress to Support the People Over Pentagon Act
Scroll down to ask your members of Congress to co-sponsor the People Over Pentagon Act, shifting funds from military spending to addressing human needs at home and nonviolent peacebuilding abroad.
More Ways to Support the People Over Pentagon Act
Join Pax Christi USA’s Bread Not Stones campaign to receive invitations to legislative visits now through Sept. 23, a day of public action on Sept. 24, and parish outreach on Sept. 25. They offer great resources for prayer and liturgy as well as direct action, and educational materials.
Join Catholic Nonviolence Days of Action
Keep working for peace by joining the annual Catholic Nonviolence Days of Action, happening now through October 2, which is International Day of Nonviolence and the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi. Pax Christi International’s Catholic Nonviolence Initiative offers a list of events and resources for the Catholic Nonviolence Days of Action.