Pax Christi USA Promotes Path to Sainthood for Conscientious Objector Ben Salmon

Aug 29, 2021

Welcome to Peace Church, a welcoming community rooted in faith and dedicated to promoting peace and justice. Today, we are honored to share the remarkable story of Ben Salmon, a conscientious objector who stood up for his beliefs during a time of turmoil.

The Inspiring Life of Ben Salmon

Ben Salmon was a devout Catholic and a strong advocate for peace. He firmly believed in the sanctity of life and the power of non-violence, even in the face of war. During World War I, when many were eager to enlist, Salmon bravely refused to bear arms, declaring himself a conscientious objector.

His decision was met with resistance and scorn from those who didn't understand his convictions. Salmon faced ridicule, discrimination, and even imprisonment for his refusal to participate in war. Despite these hardships, his unwavering commitment to peace never faltered.

Pax Christi USA's Advocacy for Ben Salmon

Pax Christi USA, a national Catholic peace movement, believes that Ben Salmon's remarkable life and unwavering commitment to non-violence should be recognized and celebrated. They are advocating for his path to sainthood within the Catholic Church.

Pax Christi USA acknowledges Salmon's sacrifice and his dedication to his faith, even in the face of adversity. Through their efforts, they hope to inspire others to embrace the message of peace and justice that Salmon embodied.

A Journey towards Sainthood

The process of becoming a saint within the Catholic Church is a complex one. It involves careful examination of the individual's life, virtues, and impact on society. Sainthood is not only a recognition of personal holiness but also an acknowledgment of the individual's ability to inspire and make a significant difference in the world.

Pax Christi USA, along with supporters like Peace Church, are actively working to gather evidence and testimonies that highlight Salmon's virtues and the impact of his actions. They believe that his dedication to peace and his unwavering faith make him a worthy candidate for sainthood.

Peace Church's Commitment

At Peace Church, we are dedicated to promoting peace, justice, and the teachings of Christ. Ben Salmon's inspiring life resonates deeply with our community and aligns with our core values.

We invite you to join us in supporting Pax Christi USA's efforts to promote Ben Salmon's path to sainthood. Together, we can honor his legacy and continue to inspire others to pursue peace, justice, and non-violence.

Get Involved

If you feel inspired by Ben Salmon's story, there are several ways you can get involved:

  1. Spread the word: Share Ben Salmon's story through your social networks, blogs, and conversations. Help raise awareness about his remarkable journey and the importance of peace.
  2. Support Pax Christi USA: Consider making a donation or volunteering your time to support Pax Christi USA's mission of promoting peace and justice.
  3. Join Peace Church: Become part of our community and actively participate in our initiatives for peace and justice. Together, we can make a difference.

Remember, as members of a global community, it is our responsibility to advocate for peace and justice in all aspects of our lives. Let us be inspired by Ben Salmon's example and work together towards a more peaceful and just world.


Ben Salmon's journey as a conscientious objector is a testament to the power of conviction and the strength of one's faith. Through Pax Christi USA's advocacy and the support of communities like Peace Church, we can strive to recognize and celebrate those who inspire us to embrace peace and justice.

Let us continue to walk the path of peace, guided by the teachings of Christ and the spirit of individuals like Ben Salmon. Together, we can create a world where love, compassion, and understanding prevail.