Who We Are

When two or three come together in his name, Jesus is there. Community is the sign of this presence; it is a sign of the Church?a community which prays and loves is a sign of the resurrection.”
– Jean Vanier

Our membership includes:

Individual Members – 14,000 members nationwide at various levels of support. Members receive regular mailings and our quarterly newspaper, the Catholic Peace Voice.

Bishop Members – Over 140 U.S. Catholic Bishops are members of Pax Christi USA.

Parish Sponsor Members – Almost 600 Parish Sponsors receive resources designed especially for today’s Catholic parishes on the gospel message of peacemaking and justice.

University Members – Our university members receive materials to inspire and shape tomorrow’s Catholic leaders and assistance in forming Pax Christi campus groups.

Religious Community Members -Almost 600 religious communities help to spread the message of gospel nonviolence while lending their support morally and financially.

Local Groups and Regions – Pax Christi Local Groups consist of three or more persons registered as Pax Christi USA members with the National Office who come together to pray, study, and act for peace with justice. A Pax Christi USA Region consists of six or more Pax Christi USA registered local groups or 200 registered Pax Christi USA members in a specific geographic area.

Young Adult Forum – The YAF is made up of young persons ages 18-30 who seek to transform society while transforming themselves. Members of the YAF attend special young adult retreats and receive the PCUSA young adult newsletter, Locusts and Wild Honey.

Pax Christi International – Pax Christi International www.paxchristi.net is a non-profit, non-governmental Catholic peace movement that began in France at the end of World War II. Today, it is comprised of autonomous national sections, local groups, and affiliated organizations spread over 30 countries and 5 continents, with over 60,000 members worldwide. The movement works in all areas of peace but has a specific focus on demilitarization, security and arms trade, development and human rights, and ecology. PCUSA is a section of Pax Christi International.

Peace Studies Committee – Members of the Peace Studies Committee come from a variety of academic disciplines and hold memberships in various academic associations. The group fosters interdisciplinary dialogue on peace and justice issues generally through their internet discussions. They periodically act in an advisory capacity to PCUSA National Council and National Office staff.

Haiti Task Force Under the umbrella of the Human Rights and Global Restoration priority area, the Haiti Task Force is ever watchful of the changing political situation in Haiti. The HTF has been active in Haiti since the 1990 elections and was in Haiti again as election monitors for the 2000 elections.