Thank you to everyone who supported our ad campaign to tell the President and members of Congress to make saner choices now to end war, meet human needs, and take action to stop climate catastrophe. The campaign was a big success, and the ad will be published in the National Catholic Reporter on September 2nd.

Click here to see the text of the ad and here to read our background paper.

Pax Christi Metro DC-Baltimore is a region of Pax Christi USA, a national section of Pax Christi International.  Rooted in the Gospel and Catholic Social Teaching, we witness to Jesus’  teaching and example of nonviolence, rejecting war and affirming the  sacredness of human life and the dignity of the human person.

Monthly Reflection

Prayer and Action for the Abolition of the Death Penalty

The papal intention for the month of September is: “That the death penalty, which attacks the dignity of the human person, may be legally abolished in every country.” To see a two-minute video of the Pope’s prayer message about this, go to The Catechism of the Catholic Church states clearly

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Human Dignity

The Catholic Church proclaims that human life is sacred. Our passion for peace is rooted in respect for life. The US Conference of Catholic Bishops summarizes the proud tradition of Catholic Social Teaching under seven themes. Life and Dignity of the Human Person is listed first, as the foundation of all succeeding principles and “the foundation of a moral vision for society.” Abortion, euthanasia, the death penalty, and war are cited together as violations of our God-given dignity.


Nuclear Weapons

The time has come for new thinking on how to challenge complacency surrounding the belief in nuclear deterrence. Changed circumstances bring new responsibilities for decision-makers. The apparent benefits that nuclear deterrence once provided have been compromised, and proliferation results in grave new dangers. The time has come to embrace the abolition of nuclear weapons as an essential foundation of collective security. . . .


Just Peace

“No one has greater love,” Jesus said, than “to lay down one’s life for one’s friends” (Jn 15:13), not “to kill others for one’s friends.”