Right after World War II in 1945, Pax Christi was founded in France as a Catholic peace movement committed to promoting peace, human rights, and reconciliation. Today, Pax Christi operates in over sixty countries worldwide. In Belgium, the organisation played a crucial role in the protest against nuclear weapons. On October 23, 1983, during Belgium’s largest demonstration ever, Pax Christi rallied more than 400.000 people in Brussels. Later on, the organisation led Belgium to become the world’s first country to enact an outright ban on the production, trade, and use of landmines.
Pax Christi came to us during a time of great uncertainty. The organisation was at risk of losing its regular funding—so they needed a new strategy, translated into a policy plan to sway the government. A significant reorganisation and operational adjustments also called for crisis management and support to guide the team through this tough stretch.