Pax Christi Opposes NZ Military Involvement in the Middle East Conflict
Pax Christi Aotearoa-New Zealand joins Pax Christi national sections from across the world in opposing current moves to find a military solution to the critical human rights situation developing in Iraq and Syria. As a first step, we are preparing a statement to be sent to the Prime Minister asking that he refrain from his current intention to take New Zealand into the US-led coalition planning further military intervention in the region.
No to military involvement.pdf (40.7KB)
Pax Christi Opposes NZ Military Involvement in the Middle East Conflict
Pax Christi Aotearoa-New Zealand joins Pax Christi national sections from across the world in opposing current moves to find a military solution to the critical human rights situation developing in Iraq and Syria. As a first step, we are preparing a statement to be sent to the Prime Minister asking that he refrain from his current intention to take New Zealand into the US-led coalition planning further military intervention in the region.
No to military involvement.pdf
(40.7KB)
West Papua our secret shame
Pax Christi wishes to congratulate the West Papua Auckland Action on their recent conference : “West Papua: Our Secret Shame”. We have been involved ourselves in the struggle of the West Papuans for self-determination especially since meeting Franciscan activist, Br Budi Hernawan at a regional conference on Asia-Pacific peace issues. With his support and in cooperation with Caritas Aotearoa-New Zealand, we were able to bring several people from the Justice and Peace Commissions of West Papuan Dioceses to New Zealand for English language training. We were also able to utilise NZ development funding to support a women’s programme in Jayapura, the main city of West Papua. At one time and another, Kevin and Barbara McBride and Judith Crimmins visited West Papua to engage at first hand with our partners there and to evaluate the situation of the women’s Mama-mama movement.
West Papua.pdf (75.85KB)
West Papua our secret shame
Pax Christi wishes to congratulate the West Papua Auckland Action on their recent conference : “West Papua: Our Secret Shame”. We have been involved ourselves in the struggle of the West Papuans for self-determination especially since meeting Franciscan activist, Br Budi Hernawan at a regional conference on Asia-Pacific peace issues. With his support and in cooperation with Caritas Aotearoa-New Zealand, we were able to bring several people from the Justice and Peace Commissions of West Papuan Dioceses to New Zealand for English language training. We were also able to utilise NZ development funding to support a women’s programme in Jayapura, the main city of West Papua. At one time and another, Kevin and Barbara McBride and Judith Crimmins visited West Papua to engage at first hand with our partners there and to evaluate the situation of the women’s Mama-mama movement.
West Papua.pdf
(75.85KB)
Caritas Social Justice Week
This year’s Caritas Social Justice Week theme is Catholic Social Teaching, sometimes called “the best-kept secret in the Catholic Church”. For Pax Christi members, it brings to mind a very specific and special item in the list of leading pronouncements on social teaching, Pope John XXIII’s 1963 encyclical, “Pacem in Terris” (Peace on Earth).
Caritas.pdf (43.06KB)
Caritas Social Justice Week
This year’s Caritas Social Justice Week theme is Catholic Social Teaching, sometimes called “the best-kept secret in the Catholic Church”. For Pax Christi members, it brings to mind a very specific and special item in the list of leading pronouncements on social teaching, Pope John XXIII’s 1963 encyclical, “Pacem in Terris” (Peace on Earth).
Caritas.pdf
(43.06KB)