Last updated on: 9/23/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

Pax Christi International Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“The 160 participants in the Assembly of the international Catholic peace movement in Bethlehem/West Bank from 13th to 17th of May are deeply concerned about Israeli policies that deny the rights of the Palestinian people and preclude the possibility of a two state solution. Pax Christi International supports Palestinians in their nonviolent struggle to end occupation and Israelis who stand for human rights and international law, including as applied to Palestinians.”

“Pax Christi International In Favour Of Recognition Of the State Of Palestine and a Ban On Settlements,” www.paxchristi.net, May 17, 2015

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Description:

“Pax Christi International is a global Catholic peace movement and network that works to help establish Peace, Respect for Human Rights, Justice and Reconciliation in areas of the world that are torn by conflict. It is grounded in the belief that peace is possible and that vicious cycles of violence and injustice can be broken. Pax Christi was founded in Europe in 1945 as a reconciliation movement bringing together French and Germans after World War II. Today, the movement has more than 100 Member Organisations active in more than 50 countries and five continents worldwide.”

“About Us,” www.paxchristi.net (accessed Aug. 10, 2015)

Mission:

“Pax Christi International seeks to transform a world shaken by violence, terrorism, deepening inequalities, and global insecurity. Pax Christi International works to create a culture of peace and believes that religion should be an unequivocal force for peace and social justice. Pax Christi International is committed to non-violence, demilitarization and disarmament, human security, human rights, and the rule of law as the basis for peaceful societies. As a movement and a global network, Pax Christi International brings together people from many different backgrounds and cultures as they shape and act upon their shared vision of peace, reconciliation, and justice for all. In all of its work, Pax Christi International explores innovative approaches to peace building, identifying beforehand the ‘signs of the times’ through a process of collaborative learning with all those associated with its work.”

“Why Pax Christi: Mission,” www.paxchristi.net (accessed Aug. 10, 2015)

Other:
Nonprofit, non-governmental Catholic organization
Quoted in:
  1. Should the Israeli Fence/Wall Exist?