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Working and Praying for PEACE AND RECONCILIATION

2014 Mass for Peace & Reconciliation

El Paso Pax Christi continues to sponsor monthly Sunday afternoon movies on justice themes related to the respective month.  Growth in the size of the audience and the quality of the discussions has been encouraging.

We typically meet the first Tuesday of the month from 6:45 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Centro Mujeres de Esperanza located at 1101 Birch St. in central El Paso. Click here for more information and a location map. Our monthly meetings include a discussion of a book or set of articles related to peace and justice. 

Members of our group participate with Border Peace Presence, in a weekly peace vigil downtown, in front of the federal court house, protesting war and militarization, calling on the government to bring our troops home.

We also join with El Pasoans Against the Death Penalty, and participate in vigils held on the evenings of executions in Texas, praying for the victim of the violence and family, for the person being executed and family, for all victims of violence, for the executioner and all involved in the execution, and for an end to the death penalty. We are also participating with EPADP in demonstrations against the death penalty in front of the county courthouse from 12-1 pm on days of executions in Texas.

death penalty protest

We are setting up a Lending Library of films that deal with peace and issues of social justice. Consult our list of available DVDs on this website and contact us for more information.

For more information on our meetings, events, mission statement, ever-popular film series, and more, click on the corresponding topic to the left.

You can also see our entry on the Pax Christi Texas web site.

Please contact Father Ed Carpenter at CarpentrEd [at] aol [dot] com with comments, questions, or recommendations for our web site.

To learn more about the history of Pax Christi and the El Paso chapter, click here.

We are very happy to congratulate El Paso native Ruben Garcia, Pax Christi USA 2012 Teacher of Peace, for his work here at Annunciation House since 1978, supporting victims of violence, “teaching peace by embodying peace, welcoming the stranger, and inviting others to share in this community where the least have a place at the table. From the experience of welcome and hospitality, comes an awareness and a commitment to address the root causes of injustice that push migrants to flee from the political violence in their countries, or conditions of economic disparity that condemn their families to die in conditions of extreme poverty and misery. For more than 35 years, Ruben has been an inspiring teacher of peace, exemplifying by his life witness the teachings of the Gospel and the spirit of the Beatitudes,”–Pax Christi USA