did Pax Warrior get its name?
This is one of the first questions people ask
Pax comes from the Latin word for Peace, and in tribal culture and
mythology the word Warrior is taken to mean protector.
The words Pax and Warrior work together like Peace
and Keeper, they are two parts of a name that form the intention
but are a juxtaposition of opposite meanings. Ideally peace should
just be the norm, not something we have to assign soldiers to maintain.
Our name is a reflection of how a peacekeeper's
role is one of diplomacy as much as it is about defence. We use
it to speak to the notion of being engaged in our individual role
withins peace and justice processes.