Pax Christi USA strives to create a world that reflects the Peace of Christ by exploring,
articulating, and witnessing to the call of Christian nonviolence. This work begins in personal life and extends to communities of reflection and action to transform structures of society. Pax Christi USA rejects war, preparations for war, and every
form of violence and domination. It advocates primacy of conscience, economic and social justice, and respect for creation.
Christi USA commits itself to peace education and, with the help of its bishop members, promotes the gospel imperative of
peacemaking as a priority in the Catholic Church in the United States. Through the efforts of all its members and in cooperation
with other groups, Pax Christi USA works toward a more peaceful, just, and sustainable world.
Pax Christi is a section
of Pax Christi International, the Catholic peace movement.
|Pax Christi USA Priority Areas:|
|Spirituality of Nonviolence and Peacemaking:|
Pax Christi USA promotes Christian nonviolence on the personal, communal, national and international
levels. Believing in the gospel call to conversion as found in the Beatitudes, Pax Christi USA denounces and resists the evils
of violence while striving to reflect the Peace of Christ.
Demilitarization and Reconciliation with Justice:
Pax Christi USA members promote
nuclear, conventional and domestic disarmament, an end to the international arms trade, economic conversion to a non-military
economy, conscientious objection, and nonviolent alternatives to war. Pax Christi USA promotes the just reconciliation of
enemies through the United Nations and other channels.
Economic and Interracial Justice
in the United States:
Pax Christi USA joins the struggle against economic injustice, militarism, and environmental
destruction which are particularly harmful to those who are poor, minorities, children, and women. Pax Christi USA works toward
eliminating racist structures in the Catholic Church and the country, working toward equality of all people.
Rights and Global Restoration:
Pax Christi USA promotes universal human rights, both at home and abroad,
through solidarity with oppressed and marginalized people struggling for dignity. Pax Christi USA rejects every form of political
and economic domination over others and fosters a reverence for all creation.
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