Prayers for Peace

Event Date: 
Wed, 25/04/2018 - 11:00
St Pauls Cathedral, Flinders Street, Melbourne Vic 3000

Special service of Lament, Repentance and Hope 

This service is jointly sponsored by St. Paul’s Cathedral, Social Policy Connections, the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne and Pax Christi. It was initiated by Rev Dr Stephen Ames, Rev Harry Kerr, Rev Dr Wes Campbell and Rev Dr. John Smith in 2015 to provide an alternative to the traditional making of ANZAC day.  It is our conviction that the only way to honour the fallen is to do all we can to make peace and end the suffering and waste of war.

The preacher at the service will be Fr Claude Mostowik MSC, the National President of Pax Christi Australia. Fr Claude attended the conference in Rome, called by Pope Francis which has proposed that the church move from emphasising Just war to developing a doctrine and search for Just Peace. We also remember  those who said No to War and the Aboriginal Wars.

This year we remember 1918, the last year of the “War to End All Wars.”