CONFLICT TRANSFORMATION

Pax Christi is involved with conflict transformation including early warning systems; conflict prevention and resolution; and community based demobilization, disarmament, and reintegration of former combatants. We promote alternative solutions to violent conflict by identifying, studying, and addressing the root causes of violence and social injustice.

 

PEACE BUILDING

Pax Christi facilitates and supports reconciliation and peace building processes which help communities to look at the past and develop a path towards lasting peace rooted in truth and justice (Just Peace). Pax Christi promotes peacekeeping skills of dialogue, mediation, and conflict resolution.

 

EDUCATION & YOUTH WORK FOR PEACE

Pax Christi contributes to a culture of peace by encouraging models of education that use, for example, youth exchanges, alternative peace service, voluntary peace work, and peace weeks.

 

NONVIOLENT SOCIAL CHANGE

Pax Christi's dedication to peace is translated into the countless nonviolent actions of its members around the world. This includes, for instance, organizing conferences and debates, defending the rights of conscientious objectors, efforts to heal ethnic or religious divisions, solidarity delegations and missions to areas of conflict, and public witness for peace.

 

INTERFAITH AND INTERCULTURAL COOPERATION FOR PEACE

Pax Christi creates opportunities for inter-faith dialogue and cooperation in order to promote peace and social justice with efforts towards Islam and Muslim communities.

 

DEVELOPING PEACE SPIRITUALITY AND THEOLOGY

By developing a spirituality and theology of peace, we want to insert moral and ethical principles on issues of war and peace into the public and political arenas.

 

ADVOCACY AND CAMPAIGNING

Through its representative status with international bodies such as the United Nations, UNESCO, the EU, and the Council of Europe, Pax Christi brings the experiences and concerns of its members in the Global Network to the international arena. On a national level, Pax Christi Member Organisations engage in advocacy appropriate to their own unique social and political context.

 

NETWORKING

Pax Christi International increases the capacity and effectiveness of the Pax Christi movement and global network. Frequent continental and regional gatherings play a key role in facilitating consultation and exchanges among Pax Christi Member Organisations around the world.