Pax Christi Metro DC-Baltimore (PCMDCB) promotes the Peace of Christ by exploring, living, and articulating the Christian vocation of nonviolent peacemaking. Through prayer, study, and action, PCMDCB serves as a Catholic peace witness in the Metro DC and Baltimore area, emphasizing Catholic social teaching. PCMDCB is a regional chapter of Pax Christi USA, a national section of Pax Christi International, the international Catholic peace movement.
We strive to educate ourselves, the Catholic faithful, and the wider civic community in the message of peace, the sacredness of human life, and the dignity of the human person. And we assist Pax Christi USA in influencing the national policy discourse, working in collaboration with other faith-based and secular groups.
To answer our individual calls to personal transformation, we work together to build communities of Gospel nonviolence and further the reign of God, advocating and bearing witness to peaceful alternatives to war and other forms of violence.
Pax Christi USA Vision Statement
Who We Are
Grounded in the Gospel and Catholic social teaching, Pax Christi USA (PCUSA) is a membership organization that rejects war, preparation for war, every form of violence and domination, and personal and systemic racism. As PCUSA, a section of Pax Christi International, we are a Catholic peace and justice movement that seeks to model the Peace of Christ in our witness to the mandate of the nonviolence of the Cross.
What We Do
- Guided by the spirituality of nonviolence, we advocate and provide leadership for disarmament, demilitarization and reconciliation with justice, inclusiveness, economic and interracial justice, human rights and care of creation.
- We strive through prayer, study and action to be attentive to the interrelatedness of the key issues stated above and, in our response, to be conscious of their impact on the world community.
- We work to align our organizational structures, policies, and practices with our intent to be an anti-racist, multicultural Catholic movement for peace with justice.
A more peaceful, just and sustainable world through the efforts of our members and in collaboration with other groups.