Wednesday, October 12, 2005


On a slightly more cheerful note (the world has been remoselessly gloomful and doomful recently, huh?), I note that the British section of the international Catholic peace movement, Pax Christi, has proffered a nifty *.PDF file of its new icon -- depicted in mini-version on the left. The 'Icon of peace' was unveiled over the summer as part of Pax Christi's sixtieth anniversary celebrations.

Back in November 2004 PX sent journalist Paul Donovan to be an observer at the US election process in Florida, the state at the centre of bitter disputes in the 2000 elections. He was also a witness to the last Palestinian Authority poll. Pax Christ's hard-working general secretary Pat Gaffney, who I have been privileged to know and work with over the years, together with Kathy Galloway of the ecumenical Iona Community (ditto), were among one thousand women from more than 150 countries jointly nominated for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize.

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