For those who live in the metropolitan Washington area, Pax Christi is sponsoring a Lenten series on the theme "Human Life, Dignity, and the Common Good", including the following events:
Wednesday, March 9 – Ash Wednesday Prayers of Repentance for War, White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC (Metro: Farragut West or McPherson Square) 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Friday, March 11 – Mercy and Compassion: A Gospel Challenge to Capital Punishment and Torture (Presenters: Art Laffin of the Dorothy Day Catholic Worker and Demissie Abebe of TASSC), St. Aloysius Gonzaga Church, 19 I Street NW (at North Capitol), Washington, DC (Metro: Union Station) 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 13 – Catholic Social Teaching on Immigration: Justice and Human Dignity (Presenter: Chris West of Catholic Relief Services), Town Center Classroom, Riderwood Community, 3140 Gracefield Road, Silver Spring, MD, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 19 -- From the Ruins of Iraq and Afghanistan: Building a Catholic Movement to End War and Build Peace (PCMDCB Annual Assembly), Gonzaga High School, 19 Eye Street NW (at North Capitol), Washington, DC (Metro: Union Station), 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. For more information see flyer.
Wednesday, April 6 – Journey of the Poor, the Refugee, and the Returning Prisoner (Presenter: Little Friends for Peace), Peace Room at Perry School, 128 M St NW, Washington, DC (Metro: Mt Vernon Square or New York Avenue), 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Friday, April 15 – Sacrifice and Suffering (Presenter: Fr. Joe Nangle, OFM), Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, 2700 South 19th Street, Arlington, VA, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.