Speaker Series and Special Guests

We hold monthly a Speaker Series where we invite a wide range of guests to speak on important matters. Speaker Series are held every 2nd Thursday at 7 pm in the Fitzgerald Hall at the St. John’s Center and all are welcome!

Dr. Helfand

We had over 80 people present to hear Dr. Helfand talk at the Clinton School of Public Service.

Matt Glover

Matt Glover spoke to Pax Christi members on the clerical sexual abuse scandal and what the Church is doing to help the victims.

Dr. Glen White

Dr. Glen White spoke on polarization in our country to Pax Christi Little Rock. 

Bishop Anthony Taylor

Fifty people listened and discussed their views on the immigration crisis as Bishop Anthony Taylor presented the Catholic stance on immigration as a right to life issue. We love our bishop!

Lee Bass

Lee Bass spoke tonight at the Pax Christi LR Speaker Series, giving a dynamic presentation on Habitat for Humanity of Central Arkansas. Lee let us know that if Pax Christi could get a group of 20 people together, we could actually build a house ourselves. A Pax Christi house. Sounds great! Who’s in?

John Dear

John Dear, Nobel Prize nominated Jesuit priest, peace activist, and author, gave an inspirational talk on his new book, They Will Inherit the Earth: Making Peace and Practicing Nonviolence in a Time Of Climate Change at San Damiano’s Ecumenical Catholic Church this evening. One of the most beautiful aspects of his talk was the audience! There were representatives from many Peace and Social Justice.

Clarke Tucker

Arkansas representative Clarke Tucker spoke at the Pax Christi Little Rock meeting on issues involving Civil Discourse. We are blessed to be represented in the legislature by this fine young man. He understands the importance of finding a new way to work together in a bipartisan manner to improve policy and enhance the lives of all Arkansans.

Father Jack Harris

Father Jack Harris spoke to a full house last night at St John’s on his experience as a chaplain for the men on death row. Thanks to all who came out to hear his message and many thanks to Fr. Jack for taking the time to be with us. He provided us with unique insight as we continue to work towards abolishing the death penalty in Arkansas.

Lt. Steve McClanahan

Lt. Steve McClanahan, Public Affairs commander with the Little Rock police, spoke at a Pax Christi LR meeting on Thursday, July 13. The meeting was held at St. John’s Catholic Center. Lt. McClanahan will be shared information regarding the current violence on the streets of Little Rock and the factors contributing to the recent increase in homicides.