Mr Erik Pearse, the General Secretary of the Commission for International Justice and Peace (March 8) objects to Your correspondent Mr Wade (March 1) criticising the Commission's links with Pax Christi and the British Council of Churches, and goes on to speak of their "invaluable work, enthusiasm and deeply Christian motivation."
No one would question their enthusiasm. But many people would question who are the beneficiaries of their "invaluable work" iind what is the nature of the "deeply Christian motivation" he finds in these organisations.
-lhe British Council -of Churches has linked itself to the Communist-dominated World Council of Churches, which makes layish financial grants to African terrorists, and while it is very vocal about the. injustice of southern African governments it remains silent about the fee greater injustices of the Eastern
European Communist governments.
In Pax Christi's Bulletin of last ttitiimri. Mr Zipfel informed us that a Pax Christi international working group recently stated that "the goal of peace education is a Socialist world."
He continued: "It is quite conceivable, in an age concerned with the social question, that Catholics will adopt a Marxist or Socialist conceptual framework to help them understand the world ... We may find that our socialist goals roughly correspond to the goals of revolutionaries and freedom fighters-.
Marxist Socialism manifests a pretention of realising Christian morals. But there is this difference between Christianity and Marxist Socialism: Christianity Urges one to give away what is one's own, while Marxist Socialism urges one to take what belongs to others. B. Fitzgerald 23 Godfrey Street, Chelsea, London, SW3.