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: Pax Christi Indianapolis is a faith-based local group of Pax Christi USA.
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PAX CHRISTI INDIANAPOLIS MONTHLY MEETINGS
Every Third Sunday 7:00PM
St. Francis Hall Room 163
Next Meeting: Sunday, June 16th, 2013
Immigration: Tuesday, June 4th at 4pm- meet at 10 W. Market Street for a delegation to Senator Donnelly's office.
Saturday June 15th at 1pm- Public Event on the east side of the State House. Joining the eent will be Unite Here union brothers and sisters, Indycan, and Jobs with Justice. A march to Monument Circle will finish with individuals from different backgrounds speaking about why this issue is important.
"Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle."
~Dr. Martin Luther King
May 30th: Guatemalan Court upholds overturn of Rios Montt verdict.
May 21st: Guatemalan Constitution Court Annuls Ríos Montt Verdict.
Call Senator Joe Donnelly to support the pathway to citizenship for 11 million aspiring citizens. Senator Donnelly is a key vote for immigration legislation.
SOA Watch Website: http://www.soaw.org/
No more hurting people by Tom Cordaro (Pax Christi USA)
Our Healing, we stare in bewilderment
And so our hearts cry out: no more hurting people!
God we pray for the victims of this act of evil;
In our grieving we remember that the horror visited upon us in Boston is all too familiar to innocent people around the world; from aerial bombings of rural villages to car bombings and suicide bombings in markets, at schools, weddings and funerals, in religious pilgrimages and even targeting those who just happen to be standing in line. So many victims of senseless violence; hardly noticed by many of us but now brought into clearer focus.
And this is why we must demand: no more hurting people!
We pray for those in government and in law enforcement as they marshal our resources in response to these evil attacks. May they be thorough and determined in their investigation; may they be measured in their response; and may they be guided by the search for truth, not the blood lust of revenge.
Free us O God from the rule of fear. Protect us from the peddlers of hatred and from all those who mistake ignorance for righteousness. Give us the grace to listen to our better angels not our darkest demons. Do not let these attacks harden our hearts or dull our capacity for compassion. Make us wise enough to know the difference between justice and vengeance.
forth your Spirit that we might be moved into solidarity with all who suffer violence.
Help us this day to resolve that this great cost of human life and suffering will make us better people. Let our response to this evil act become a clarion call to double our efforts to build a more perfect union, to establish justice, to provide for the common defense of everyone on our planet and to promote the general welfare of all God’s Children.
And so we make as our own, the words of Martin