UK: Pax Christi UK joins January women's marches
Pax Christi UK, UK, women's march, Pat Gaffney
from Independent Catholic News
Women's marches were held in dozens of cities around the world on Saturday, to voice their concerns over the incoming administration of President Donald Trump. In London more than 100,000 women walked from the American embassy in Grosvenor Square to Trafalgar Square - among them were individuals and representatives from many Christian churches and organisations.
Pat Gaffney, General Secretary of Pax Christi told ICN: "Pax Christi thought it important to have a peace and justice presence at the Women's March today. We had two aspects to our message: 'No to fear and division', this speaks to our world today and the dangers of scaremongering and scapegoating especially the vulnerable and marginalised. The second - 'Cut military spending - fund human need', addressed the global obsession with military spending which seems likely to increase under the new US administration. It was heartening to see a connection between messages that were being shared today: justice, equality, cooperation, service, peace, inclusion, respect... all pointing to the values and vision that so many work for today."
Alexis, a Catholic nurse from West London said: "Mr Trump has only just become president, but I am worried about the things he has said he is going to do. If he does shut down Obamacare as he promises, many people will not be able to afford medical treatment. If he keeps his promises about abandoning America's environmental policies, deporting migrants, building the wall - many millions will suffer."…