Peacemaker of the Year Award

<p align="center"><strong>PCMDCB PEACEMAKER OF THE YEAR AWARD RECIPIENTS</strong></p> <p align="center"><strong> </strong></p> <p><strong><u>Note:</u></strong><strong> </strong>Though some of the following items have been updated, biographical information may only be accurate as of the date of the PCMDCB award.<strong> </strong></p> <p> <br></p> <p><strong>2008, Catholic Worker communities in Metro DC &amp; Baltimore</strong></p> <p>Our first Peacemaker of the Year Award Dinner was held at Our Lady Queen of Peace in Arlington, VA, in November 2008. Bishop Tom Gumbleton was the celebrant, and former soldier, war resister, and peace activist Camilo Mejia was the keynote speaker. Honorees and special guests were the area’s Catholic Worker Communities: Dorothy Day Catholic W...</p></p>

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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. . . .

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Israel-Palestine

<p><strong><img src="/storage/app/media/Checkpoint_near_Abu_Dis.jpg" style="width: 300px;" class="fr-fic fr-dib"></strong></p> <h3><strong>"A Response to Kairos Palestine: A Moment of Truth" -- May 2016 Statement of Pax Christi Metro DC-Baltimore (excerpt)</strong></h3> <p>While acknowledging the legitimate grievances of both Israelis and Palestinians and the responsibility of actors on both sides for violence against the other, we cannot ignore the gross imbalance of power in favor of Israel and the use of that power to sustain the occupation and annexation of Palestinian land, the presence and expansion of illegal settlements, and the wholesale blockade of Gaza. We affirm the right of Israelis to live in peace and security, but we are critical...</p></p>

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Act: Educate

Excerpt from education article

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