2022 Pax Annual report
The International Secretariat of IMCS Pax Romana acknowledges the effort of every student around the world journeying together on this mission. Your actions, no matter the capacity, contribute to making some difference in your local communities and other places in the world. Bonded together by the love for Pax Romana, we grow in the face of all the challenges while celebrating all our little wins together, and transforming the world one student at a time. The guiding principle is that we are “Building a Peaceful, Just, Inclusive and a Green world” and this guides all the Commissions that have been established for students, chaplains and animators. It encompasses what we hope to achieve together, whom we need to work together with, where we must start from, what we must address and how we should continue mobilizing students, chaplains, animators and alumni in the process.
And like Pope Francis added his voice, we appreciate every student, chaplain, lay animator and alumni seeking to continue the mission for peace and justice in your communities. In his Letter to Pax Romana, he emphasized that “I am likewise appreciative of the contribution you have made within the Church over this period, and for the notable fruits that have been borne in nurturing leaders and supporting the faithful in promoting Catholic social leaching in the Americas, Africa and Asia. Your vital apostolate encourages young people to take the lead in striving for a more just social order within their countries” – Rome, Saint John Lateran, 22 July 2022.
Through this report we share with you the highlights from our engagements and work which happened in 2022.
God bless you
IMCS-MIEC PAX ROMANA
2021 Pax Annual report
Our sincerest gratitude goes out to every member of the Global Pax Romana family2021 was a monumental year for the Global Pax Romana family as it marked the 100th milestone since Catholic Tertiary Students came together to contribute to Peace and Justice around the world. This global mission which started in 1921, as a response to the social collapse caused by the 1st World War has survived continuous challenges without forgetting the gospel call for social action.
Though we still have a long way to go to actualizing this idea of a common international secretariat, the collaboration of the global Pax Romana family has given us the strength and confidence for a brighter future.
With the participation of the delegates from all the regions, IMCS Pax Romana was able to prepare and approve a working strategic plan for 2021-26.
As we are celebrating the Pax Romana centennial year from July 2021 to July 2022, we have witnessed and felt the warmth and strength of our global family who is joining their hands together in solidarity from every corner of the world and all walks of life. May the Lord almighty bless the Global Pax Romana family to be the salt and the light of the world whenever and wherever we are needed, for the years to as well. Amen.
2020 Annual Report of IMCS Pax Romana
With immense pleasure we present you the 2020 Annual Report of IMCS Pax Romana.
2020 proved to be a difficult life changing year for most of us. Yet so many students rose to immense challenges, from tackling unemployment, to tackling mental health, to fighting hunger and poverty, even in the middle of a global pandemic.
As an international, religious and student movement, 2020 came to us as a year before our 100 years anniversary and as such we welcomed the year with greater plans, promising prospects, overwhelming anxieties and excellence hope to drive topical human capital development, social, religious and environmental projects and conversations across the over 80 countries of the world where we have our presence registered.
Little did we know that the world leaders won’t contain the Covid-19 Pandemic which spread took off last quarter of 2019. Spread of the pandemic led to global lockdown, economic devastation, limited freedom of movement and led to tension, panic and uncertainty. It gradually introduced new order in handling global affairs. It totally shifted the affairs of mankind from conventional (Physical) to Technology driven (Virtual). It completely exposed level of global public institutions ranging from healthcare to education, from transportation to economy, etc.
Pax Romana was founded in 1921 to bring the hope to the society which was destroyed by World War I. In a global Pandemic situation where everything is uncertain and … ReadMore
ANNUAL REPORT 2019
We are pleased to present to you the report or the year 2019 which was for all
the movement a year of achievements and for the international team a year of maturity.
We have spent the last 4 years trying to find n atmosphere and dynamic that correspond to the ideals established by the founders of our movement. The year 2019 has been an opportunity for us to observe some of the fruits of previous initiatives while measuring our ability to face greater challenges.
We have therefore had the Grace to be able to organize our World Assembly which was expected, not only to celebrate the community of faith and action that we are, but also to consolidate the foundations of an increasingly equipped movement responding to the challenges of our century. This Assembly has mobilized our attention because it is a place of solidarity, formation and mutual encouragement for a better world. It also constitutes a foundation for the intercultural framework of reflection around the responses to be given to social and political challenges.
With much effort in observation, one can realize that through the ages, the things that have remained the most constant are the challenges. To varying degrees, they mobilize NGOs, States and action organizations like ours. The need to strengthen our field of action is more urgent than ever in view of the devastating crises marking world news. What can be offered if it is not frameworks of solidarity free from the borders and thinking of the common challenges from the perspectives and buffers of the socio-political ethnic or cultural diversities … ReadMore