JPIC Promoters' 'ad hoc' PEACE working group:
Key contacts: Filo Hirota MMB (, and Sr Sheila Kinsey FCJM (



Poster for Mons. Romero Celebrations

Below please find a selection of resources and web links for further share:

1 - An address by Cardinal Peter Turkson, president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, during a congress of the German Bishops' Conference Commission for Justice and Peace, which was held Nov. 25-27 in Berlin. The theme of the congress was "Wars of Today, Peace of Tomorrow."

2 - Press release, talks and photos from the November 13th Seminar ' Instruments of Peace: Creating a world without nuclear weapons'.

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Press release, talks and photos from the November 13th Seminar ' Instruments of Peace: Creating a world without nuclear weapons'.

Press Release:

Talk delivered by His Eminence Cardinal Peter Turkson, President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace

Talk delivered by His Excellency Ambassador Miguel Diaz, US Ambassador to the Holy See

Talk delivered by Sr Filo Hirota MMB, Vicar General, Board member Pax Christi, JPIC USG/UISG Core Group English Promoters, Co-chair JPIC Peace Group

This wikipage below shares information on:
1 - A short peace seminar in Brussels, led by Pax Christi - November 9th 2010
2 - A prayer for Peace - a prayer service shared for August 6th and 9th 2010
3 - A call to prayer for the Holy land - for use beyond the original scheduled time of May 29th to June 4th 2010
4 - Reference to Interfaith Middle East Peace Initiatives, shared by Rabbi Jeremy Milgrom and by the Comboni sisters;
5 - Reference to Nuclear disarmament and Congregational Peace programmes, shared by the JPIC Promoters group.

1 - A Pax Christi seminar - Developing Peace Spirituality and Theology: Workshop on 9 November 2010

On 9 November 2010, Pax Christi International is planning an International Workshop on the subject of spirituality and theology of peace as a source of inspiration on our common journey towards peace. The workshop will be held at Maison Notre Dame du Chant D’Oiseau, Avenue des Franciscains 3A, in Brussels, from 9 am till 6.30 pm. Members of the Executive Committee and members of member organisations from neighbouring countries are invited as well as some special guests from religious congregations and NGOs based in Brussels. Witnesses will be given from Colombia, Lebanon, Aotearoa/New Zealand, Kenya and the Philippines.
Please find in attached documents a registration form, directions to the meeting place and the programme with background.

Contact: Fr. Paul Lansu,Pax Christi InternationalRue du Vieux Marché aux Grains 21, B-1000 Bruxelles - Belgium Office Phone: +32 (0)2 502 55 50 - Direct Phone ++32-(0)2 213 49 11- Fax: +32 (0)2 502 46 26 Mobile Phone ++32-(0)475 38 21
2 - PRAYER FOR PEACE - A world without Nuclear Weapons - August 6th and 9th 2010

This prayer service was shared in the name of Peace and full Nuclear disarmament, marking the anniversaries of the bombings of Hiroshima on August 6th and Nagasaki on August 9th. Further translations of this prayer service will be welcomed.
Peace Prayer in English/ Ingles

Peace Prayerin Espanol/ Spanish

Peach Prayer in Francais/French

3 - HOLY LAND - World Week for Peace in the Holy Land May 29th-June 4th 2010 – PAX CHRISTI
Jerusalem (Agenzia Fides) – A request for prayer - for a just peace, working to provide education and awareness in the territory; call political leaders on to a real commitment to peace in the Middle East...These are the objectives of the World Week for Peace in the Holy Land, to be held from May 29 - June 4, 2010. The initiative, launched by the World Council of Churches, with the support of Pax Christi International, will offer a week long series of suggestions and actions in different parts of the world for achieving "a just peace."

The initiative is being participated in by many Catholic organizations, congregations, and groups, as well as other Christian denominations in the Holy Land, convinced that "at a time when the political vacuum refuses to let pessimism triumph or hope be killed, believers in Christ can and should draw attention to awaken in all consciences the strong desire for peace in the Holy Land," notes a Catholic source of Fides in Jerusalem. "There is an urgent need for peace, ensuring legitimate rights and a future for all peoples in the Holy Land," said the source. "This is an opportunity to reaffirm our role as Christians, called to build bridges of reconciliation and peace."
Please contct Fr. Paul Lansu with further questions:
B-1000 Bruxelles - Belgium; Office Phone: +32 (0)2 502 55 50 - Direct Phone ++32-(0)2 213 49 11- Fax: +32 (0)2 502 46 26
Mobile Phone ++32-(0)475 38 21 70;
4 Seminar led by Rabbi Jeremy Milgrom - February 2nd 2010: Resources shared
Please contact office directly for Kairos related material.

5 - JPIC English Promoters - 2009 December 16th - Theme 'Peace' - minutes;

Presentation to update on the theme of nuclear disarmament - Sr Sheila Kinsey;

Presentation on conflict in Sri Lanka - Camille Pichet OMI;