World Day of Peace 2017: suggested tools for the celebration from Pax Christi

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Pax Christi, a Catholic movement for global peace that operates as an autonomous entity in which lay people, bishops and other Catholic religious members work in the same way in the search for peace and reconciliation, offers some useful tools for the celebration of the World Day of Peace 2017.

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When is the World Day of Peace? January 1, 2017

Why is this World Day of Peace significant? 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Catholic Church’s World Day of Peace. Inspired by both St. Pope John XXIII’s encyclical Pacem in terris and his own encyclical Populorum progressio, Pope Paul VI introduced the commemoration of the World Day of Peace in 1967; it is now celebrated every year on 1 January. See a selection of quotes from recent popes on peace and nonviolence.

How can we celebrate World Day of Peace 2017? The Catholic Nonviolence Initiative has easy-to-use resources for individuals, families, parishes, schools and communities.

Go deeper: Themes, handouts, stories and practices for active Catholic nonviolence