Pax Christi, the Peace of Christ, strives to create a world that reflects this peace by witnessing to the call of Christian nonviolence. Although the majority of members are Roman Catholic, Pax Christi is open to all people who want to work for peace in the spirit of the nonviolent Jesus.
Pax Christi Memphis meets the second Tuesday of
every month at the Quaker Friendship House located at 3387 Walnut Grove, Memphis, TN 38111. Additional parking is available on Prescott, or in the Kroger Parking lot across the street.
For more information, or if you need a ride to our meeting, call Janice Vanderhaar at 362-9364, or Terry Hash 849-0983
Building peace, economic & interracial justice through a spirituality of nonviolence
Pax Christi Memphis
News and Notes
Number 2, 2015
|Next meeting: Featured speaker will be|
Rita Harris of the Sierra Clu
Sierra Club organizer Rita Harris has been fighting for Environmental Justice in Memphis since the early 1990s. Leading frequent Toxic Tours and working with the community to campaign against major polluters, Rita works alongside residents to protect their land, air, water, and health. An air pollution monitoring program, a mapping project to alert residents to the dangers of a chemical spill, and an ongoing fight against a hazardous waste-burning incinerator all highlight actions by Memphis residents to improve environmental quality and justice for their communities.
Quotes from Pope Francis
Let us protect Christ in our lives, so that we can protect others, so that we can protect creation! (3/19/13)
Please, I would like to ask all those who have positions of responsibility in economic, political and social life, and all men and women of goodwill: let us be "protectors" of creation, protectors of God’s plan inscribed in nature, protectors of one another and of the environment. (3/19/13)
To protect creation, to protect every man and every woman, to look upon them with tenderness and love, is to open up a horizon of hope; it is to let a shaft of light break through the heavy clouds; it is to bring the warmth of hope! (3/19/13)
Psalm 24:1 A Psalm of David. The earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof, the world and those who dwell therein ...
Luke 12:6 Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? And not one of them is forgotten before God.
Jeremiah 12:4 How long will the land mourn and the grass of every field wither? For the evil of those who dwell in it the beasts and the birds are swept away, because they said, “He will not see our latter end.”
Paul Garner, Organizing Coordinator at the Mid-South Peace and Justice Center, updated Pax Christi Memphis members on the work of Memphis United and their push to re-establish a Civilian Law Enforcement Review Board in Memphis, after it was essentially disbanded by the city's administration. Paul pointed to a number of incidents that highlight the need for civilian oversight in the community. Pax Christi Memphis agreed to lend their support to the grassroots coalition that leads the effort to push for greater accountability from local government and law enforcement. Paul also described his work with H.O.P.E. (Homeless Organizing for Power and Equality) and numerous other initiatives currently underway at MSPJC. His presentation included a sneak peak at the 2015 Annual Report.