Pax Christi

Several hundred people gathered at Farm Street Church in London on Monday 17 November to pay their respects to Fr Gerard W Hughes SJ who died on 4 November. They had come from all over the country and represented a wide range of faith perspectives. Most had been touched by Gerry’s spiritual counsel over several decades – either in person or through his writings; and many were also associated with social justice issues.In his homily, Fr Brendan Callaghan SJ described Gerry W as a...
The work of the Jesuit Refugee Service in Syria has been recognised with the 2014 Pax Christi International Peace Award. Since 2011, JRS Syria has concentrated on helping vulnerable people who have remained in the country, despite the violence that surrounds them. The award was made at the weekend at the Sarajevo Peace Event 2014.JRS Syria was recognised by Pax Christi in particular for its interfaith work. The agency provides support to anyone in need, with a team made up of people...
The Jesuit Refugee Service in Syria (JRS Syria) has been awarded the 2014 Pax Christi International Peace Award for its outstanding dedication in providing emergency relief to Syrians since the war began in 2011. The award honours individuals and organisations who make a stand for peace, justice and non-violence in different parts of the world. It was established in 1988 and is funded by the Cardinal Bernardus Alfrink Peace Fund.JRS began its work In the Middle East and North Africa in 2008 in...