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Dominican Sisters of Houston
Our Partners: Pax Christi
January 04, 2013

Pax Christi groups in Texas form a regional branch of Pax Christi USA which is affiliated with Pax Christi International, a Catholic peace movement. Steeped in the Catholic tradition, our advocacy for peace and justice is based on the Church's social teaching and on Jesus Christ's lived example of prayer, nonviolence and solidarity with the poor.

In a world that settles differences by armed violence or the threat of it, Pax Christi offers a nonviolent alternative. In a world that too often defines "revenge" as "justice", Pax Christi advocates fostering reconciliation to break the cycle of violence. In a world where countries invest more money in weapons than in the well-being of their people, Pax Christi calls individuals to disarm their hearts and work toward a world free of nuclear and conventional weapons.

Using a model of prayer of prayer, study and action to work for justice and peace, Pax Christi promotes the importance of understanding the root causes of injustice and violence. Resources for prayer, study and action are provided via Pax Christi website. You can learn more about these and other resources at www.paxchristiusa.org.

Locally the Pax Christi group meets monthly as well as presenting programs or screening movies throughout the year. Pax Christi Texas sponsor and annual conference focused on peace with a noted peace activist to lead our time of prayer and reflections. This year's conference will be held April 6 at the Dominican Center for Spirituality with Bishop Thomas Gumbleton. On Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 7 p.m., Pax Christi will screen "The War You Do Not See", the Dominican Center for Spirituality. For information about either of these events or to join Pax Christi Texas contact Ceil Roeger at croeger@domhou.org.