The newsletter of Pax Christi Metro New
“Kerux” is the Greek word meaning “herald”. As the name of our newsletter, it reminds us that
we are to be heralds of God’s nonviolent love. We welcome letters, articles and reviews.
In addition to our quarterly newsletter, Kerux Live! offers immediate access to current news and feature articles.
You may also wish to check out our online-only current book review.
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Israel-Palestine: Call for a new Israeli-Palestinian peace process: the moment for renewed commitment
On December 1st, 2016, after months of open, heartfelt discussion with members from the Holy Land and beyond, Pax Christi International (PCI) issued the statement titled above. Starting on page 1 of this issue of Kerux, we provide a substantial excerpt of the statement which expresses the belief “that this is the moment for a renewed commitment to end the violence and to reach a just and sustainable solution guaranteeing the fundamental rights of both Israelis and Palestinians in accordance with international law….” It’s an informed and powerful statement you’ll want to read and share with others.
Standing in Solidarity with Standing Rock
Two graduate students from The College of Mount Saint Vincent traveled to Standing Rock, ND in late October to stand with the indigenous people who have been opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline for several months, subjecting themselves to all kinds of abuse on behalf of their sacred land and life-giving waters. Read this personal, compassionate eyewitness report, along with an update and action suggestions, starting on page 2 of Kerux.
Almighty: Courage, Resistance, and Existential Peril in the Nuclear Age -A book review by Marian Ronan
Today there are 15,375 nuclear weapons on the planet. The Doomsday Clock, indicating how close we are to nuclear catastrophe, is at three minutes to midnight. What’s to be done about this massive public obliviousness to the threat of nuclear weapons? In this book review, Dr. Ronan suggests one strategy is to educate people, as Dan Zak does to astounding effect in his 2016 book, Almighty: Courage, Resistance, and Existential Peril in the Nuclear Age. Dr. Ronan describes it as education through storytelling, the kind of storytelling that mesmerizes the learner. She adds that Sister Megan Rice, one of Almighty’s pivotal heroes, will be leading PCMNY’s annual retreat this year on the weekend of March 10 to 12 at the Maryknoll Sisters Center. Read the review on p. 4 of Kerux, and save the dates to attend the retreat.
Don’t forget to check out all our upcoming events on p. 7. Especially note Peacemaking through the Arts on January 29th, the Good Friday Way of the Cross on April 14th, and our Peacemaker Awards Reception on June 4th when we’ll be honoring Vilma Torres, Mary Anne Muller, and Beth Begley. There’s always a lot happening at PCMNY. And since the list is not complete, periodically be sure to visit our Events page on the web so as not to miss any updates.
The Calendar on p. 8 provides a quick summary of our events and a few more dates for meetings and mailings. You’re always welcome to come, sit in, and help out.
Finally, please remember PCMNY’s Annual Appeal: Please reflect on the many reasons you value PCMNY, and respond as generously as possible to the 2016-2017 Annual Appeal if you haven’t already done so. THANK YOU!