The Commission aims to inform on the theology, spirituality and practice of Justice & Peace throughout the Birmingham Roman Catholic Archdiocese and provide the Archbishop with advice when required in matters regarding Justice & Peace.
The Commission particularly encourages parishes and schools to get involved in the Justice & Peace movement. It covers areas as diverse as global issues such as cancelling the debts of the world's poorest countries; the International Peace movement; environmental issues; housing; homelessness; supporting refugees and asylum seekers and human rights.
Within this site you can find information about important dates within the Justice & Peace year, links to other agencies involved with Justice & Peace and resources to download to help in your existing or new Justice & Peace activities.
General Election - Our Common Future
Pope Francis reminds us that we have a shared responsibility for others and the world and calls us to join in a new dialogue about the future. The UK has a proud record in looking outwards and in working with others to tackle climate change and poverty.
The J&P Commission is asking you this election to stand up for the common good and to encourage your candidates to do the same. See cafod.org.uk/election here.
1st - 9th July
CAFOD's Speak Up! Week of Action on Climate Change
It was so good that CAFOD are doing it again! From the 1-9 July 2017, please join CAFOD for their second week of action by organising or attending a local event with your MP to help build a fairer, cleaner world. Click here for details.
Friday 21 – Sunday 23 July 2017
National Justice and Peace Network Annual Conference 2017
"A Sabbath for the Earth and the Poor: The challenge of Pope Francis"
The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, Derbyshire.
Click for full details and booking form etc here
Statements by the Columban Justice Peace and Integrity of Creation team added to our [Position Statements] page
Archbishop Nichols' "No To Racism...."
Catholic Association for Racial Justice "Supporting One Another"
Refugee Crisis-Ways to help
Catholic Bishops' Conference: Refugee Crisis - Open Your Hearts
If you are an individual wishing to host, please sign up to host refugees here:
Room for Refugees offers temporary (free) shelter in people’s homes to people from refugee communities who have no recourse to public funds or emergency housing. They prioritise safe hosting.
Also: No Accommodation Network
Write to your MP
NJPN has a sample letter to send to your MP about ensuring that the Syrian refugee programme in the UK is properly funded and expressing concern at it being funded from the overseas aid budget.
Read the text here or contact email@example.com
Petitions in support of Calais migrants
The Birmingham RC Archdiocese response to this crisis is outlined in Archbishop Bernard's pastoral letter of October 10th, which can be viewed here, together with the additional information referred to.
The Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales had previously issued a statement on the worsening refugee crisis; it can be read and downloaded here.
CAFOD have issued their response to the crisis; this can also been read and downloaded here.
The Birmingham Diocesan Justice and Peace Commission is funded by the Roman Catholic Archdioces of Birmingham and the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD) and is a member of the Caritas - Archdiocese of Birmingham Network
Birmingham RC Diocesan Justice and Peace Commission 2015