About Pax Christi Toronto
Pax Christi Toronto is a small but growing group of concerned Catholics who are trying to make the statement that a non-violent approach to living and dealing with the world’s problems is the only solution that will work in the long term.
We are opposed to the use of military force as a means of enforcing our will upon others, no matter how well meant, or even as a means of protecting our own physical and commercial assets. As Christians, we are committed to the “terms” that the Lord has imposed on the nations …
They shall beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks; One nation shall not raise the sword against another, nor shall they train for war again. (Isaiah 2: 4)
Report on October Peace Rally in Mississauga
Reported by: Steve B
I Carried 2 posters with the new logo, It was blown up to 10X12 and put on two 16x24 posters, one said "Dialogue, Not Bullets", and the other said, "Canada Lead the Way out of Afghanistan"
There were about 80 people in Revolution square (at 5 & 10) in Mississauga, and the event was organized by MJPC (Mississauga Justice and Peace Coalition), attended by the Islamic Council of Canada (about 20 people including students), Canadian Auto Workers (about 20 people), A Sikh organization (about 5 people), Environmental Engineering students from UofT Erindale, a couple of Islamic Rappers form the group "Iron Cresecnt", (10 -20 people from MJPC inclusing high school students), 3 women from the Women Against Violence group, a Palestinian spokesman and several members for the Anti-Israeli Appartheid group, 3 people form the local NDP and 1 member of Catholics for PEACE (me!).
The Mississauga News was there and the story was buried in the back page of the "Wheels" auto ad section and no mention was made of CFP and no pictures. It was cold, wet and rainy. Rogers Cable 10 was there, took lots of pictures, interviewed lots of people, (But not me when they found out I wasn't one of the "official"organizers) but the story never made the TV. Several high school students were there writing it up for their school civic projects.
There was also one scary looking dude who walked around the outside, spoke to no one and took a lot of pictures in a very business like fashion. (yeeesh!)