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Pax Christi regional conference Nov. 12 in Oakland
November 1st, 2016

The annual Pax Christi Northern California Regional Assembly will be held Nov. 12 at St. Elizabeth High School in Oakland from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The keynote speaker is Ken Butigan, who was part of a conference last April in Rome that gathered an international group of 80 bishops, theologians and lay practitioners gathered to explore the emerging concepts of non-violence and just peace. Convened by Cardinal Peter Turkson of the Pontifical Council of Justice and Peace and Pax Christi International, the conference explored best practices of both Catholic and Protestant efforts to promote peacemaking in war-torn parts of the world. The rationale for the conference was to encourage Catholics to become more knowledgeable and actively engaged in the promotion of a broad and creative array of nonviolent peacebuilding efforts that can protect vulnerable communities, avoid violent conflict, transform violent social structures and promote cultures of peace.

Tickets can be purchased in advance for $20 via Pax Christi Northern California’s website at, or for $25 at the door. Students will be invited to attend without charge. No one will be turned away. Contact Tom Webb at

From November 3, 2016 issue of Catholic San Francisco.


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