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Pax Christi charged with anti-Semitism in Europe

JERUSALEM (SE): The president of the Austrian branch of the worldwide Catholic peace movement, Pax Christi, Bishop Manfred Scheuer, has resigned from his position in protest against what he described as anti-Semitic leanings in the movement.
 
The Jerusalem Post reported on July 5 that the bishop of Linz parted ways with Pax Christi because of its criticism of policies coming out of Jerusalem, which he believes are tinged with an anti-Semitic attitude.
 

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Pax Christi recognises rights groups in Pakistan

GENEVA (SE): The Catholic Commission for Justice and Peace and the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan were jointly awarded the Pax Christi International Peace Award for 2016 at a ceremony in Geneva, Switzerland, on November 17.

Cecil Chaudhry, from the Justice and Peace Commission, accepted the award from Greet Vanaerschot, the secretary general of Pax Christi International, on behalf of both groups.

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Challenging the Just War Theory

HONG KONG (SE): Can war ever be justified is an age-old question that has been debated many times, but increasingly so in the modern era as the nature of war has changed rapidly and dramatically.

A conference on peace and Catholic teaching held at the Vatican from April 11 to 13 set out to change the conversation from justifying war to pro-actively working for peace, and to develop a coherent articulation of making peace the primary teaching of the Church.