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Pax Christi Northern California Annual Assembly

  • Newman Hall/Holy Spirit Church 2700 Dwight Way Berkeley, CA, 94704 United States (map)

Please consider joining this event organized by our friends at Pax Christi Northern California

Pax Christi Northern California Annual Assembly

Saturday October 12, 2019

Choosing Peace: Is the Catholic Church Returning to Gospel Nonviolence

Marie Dennis will give her keynote address on how various nonviolent approaches can effectively transform conflict and how the institutional Catholic Church can foster peaceful solutions by adopting active nonviolence as it's Gospel-based default approach.

Marie Dennis serves on the executive committee of the Catholic Nonviolence Initiative. She was on the board of the of Pax Christi International for 20 years, 12 as co-president.

Break-out Sessions:

LET"S STEP BACK TO STEP FORWARD: a TIMELINE ON RACE, FAITH & IMMIGRATION IN THE U.S., Miriam Noriega, program director for the Interfaith Movement for Human Integrity will analyze the history of the intersections between racism and U.S. immigration law, and the role of the faith community.

HOW TO MAKE NUCLEAR ABOLITION A REALITY, Nick Mele, a retired U.S. diplomat and longtime Pax Christi member, will lead an interactive discussion on how best to present Catholic teaching on war and the urgency of nuclear abolition.

THE SPIRITUALITY OF NONVIOLENCE, Fr. Tom Bonacci, C.P., the executive director of the Interfaith Peace Project, will use the Samaritan parable to explore the philosophy of nonviolence as a practical way of life and to show how to control violence while not engaging in it..


TIME: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m, Registration and continental breakfast 9:00 to 9:30

LOCATION: Newman Hall/Holy Spirit Church, 2700 Dwight Way, Berkeley, CA (at College Avenue). Parking nearby. BART and AC Transit accessible. Handicapped accessible parking.

DONATIONS APPRECIATED Preregistration check can be made out to Pax Christi Northern California and mailed to Pax Christi Northern California c/o Stan Taylor, Treasurer, 421 Sautner Dr. San Jose, CA 95123. Click here to donate on paypal.

LUNCH: Provided by St. Vincent de Paul, Program of Champions for $10.00

For more information please visit or call Sets, (510) 489-8096