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Gaffney, Pat

The making of a nonviolent faith

The first part of our interview with long-time Christian peace activist Pat Gaffney

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The power of nonviolence

Faith-based campaigners from around the world share stories of effective action

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Working inside the Catholic church to revitalise the tools of nonviolence

In 2016, 80 Catholics from 35 countries gathered in Rome to discuss peace & nonviolence. Pat Gaffney explains what happened next.

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Green shoots of peace

Eyewitness account of peace and justice projects inside Israel

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Green shoots of peace in Israel

As a Christian, I had often thought of going to Israel-Palestine but had never quite been able to overcome the uneasy feeling of visiting a place regarded as ‘holy’ which is also a place of such injustice and violence.

In 1999, that changed when Pax Christi held its international council in Jordan and Jerusalem to offer support and encouragement to its partners in the whole region. To be invited by organisations working on the ground for peace and justice to ‘come and see’ made it somewhat easier to contemplate a visit. Since then I have made six visits to Israel/Palestine, most recently in October.

Charcoal Three found guilty

Three Catholic peace activists were found guilty of criminal damage for writing on the ministry of defence with charcoal.

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For an Olympic Peace

Pat Gaffney surveys faith groups' Olympic activism

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Archbishop Oscar Romero remembered

Archbishop Oscar Romero addressed these words to the national guard in El Salvador, the day before he was brutally murdered in San Salvador on 24 March 1980: “Brothers, you belong to your own peopl

Christian peacemakers

Braving adverse weather conditions, more than 370 Christians gathered in Swanwick, Derbyshire for the annual National Network of Justice and Peace conference, “Called to be Peacemakers - Who Me?” <