Pax Christi Metro DC-Baltimore is a region of Pax Christi USA, a national section of Pax Christi International. Rooted in the Gospel and Catholic Social Teaching, we witness to Jesus’ teaching and example of nonviolence, rejecting war and affirming the sacredness of human life and the dignity of the human person.

Peacemaker of the Year Dinner on Nov 18

Come celebrate with us! Hope abounds in spite of everything because our young people love peace, and they're working for it. 

Stone Ridge High School will be the site of PCMDC-B's 2018 Peacemaker of the Year Awards Dinner. Young activists from area schools will be our honorees, and you will be our honored guests.  Registration is closed.  We look forward to seeing you on Sunday, November 18th!

Award Recipients: A diverse group of local young people who are working to stop gun violence and promote just peace

Keynote Speaker: Rev. Dr. Leslie Copeland Tune, Director, Ecumenical Advocacy Days for Global Peace with Justice.

Rev. Dr. Tune serves as Director of Communications & Resource Development for the D.C. Baptist Convention in addition to her role with EAD. Earlier she was Senior Adviser for the Ecumenical Poverty Initiative, Assistant Director of Justice and Advocacy for the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA , and an Assistant Pastor at Norbeck Community Church. She holds a doctorate in Metro-Urban Ministry from the New Brunswick Theological Seminary and a master’s in Theological Studies from Duke University. Her warmth, brilliance, and deep grounding in scripture are evident to all who encounter her.

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Human Dignity

The Catholic Church proclaims that human life is sacred. Our passion for peace is rooted in respect for life. The US Conference of Catholic Bishops summarizes the proud tradition of Catholic Social Teaching under seven themes. Life and Dignity of the Human Person is listed first, as the foundation of all succeeding principles and “the foundation of a moral vision for society.” Abortion, euthanasia, the death penalty, and war are cited together as violations of our God-given dignity.

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Nuclear Weapons

The time has come for new thinking on how to challenge complacency surrounding the belief in nuclear deterrence. Changed circumstances bring new responsibilities for decision-makers. The apparent benefits that nuclear deterrence once provided have been compromised, and proliferation results in grave new dangers. The time has come to embrace the abolition of nuclear weapons as an essential foundation of collective security. . . .

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Just Peace

“No one has greater love,” Jesus said, than “to lay down one’s life for one’s friends” (Jn 15:13), not “to kill others for one’s friends.”

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