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.
Link to NJPN December Bulletin
Song Of The Angels
When the song of the angels is stilled,
When the star in the sky is gone,
When the kings and the princes are home,
When the shepherds are back with their flocks,
The work of Christmas begins:
To find the lost,
To heal the broken,
To feed the hungry,
To release the prisoner,
To rebuild the nations,
To bring peace among people,
To make music in the heart.
Howard Thurman, Fellowship of Reconciliation, USA
Archbishop Nichols' "No To Racism...."
Catholic Association for Racial Justice "Supporting One Another"
Actions by Christians Against Torture
Please follow link to document Christmas Greetings Campaign for 2017
and link to the ACAT-UK newsletter
For this campaign we suggest that you write a simple card or greeting to the individual saying, for instance, that you are thinking of him/her and/or perhaps urging them not to lose hope (or words to that effect). You can include your name and address but do not mention ACAT, or anything political as this can endanger the prisoner.
Share the Journey conversation-link to really useful video summary by Justice and Peace Scotland of Pope Francis’ 20 Action Points for the compacts on Migration and Refugees at UN General Assembly Sept 2018 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rc01w8c_o2I
Don’t Ditch Fairtrade: CAFOD has asked Sainsbury’s not to ditch the Fairtrade mark on their own-brand tea.
Fairtrade tea empowers farmers and producers in some of the world’s poorest communities.
While Sainsbury’s has said the ‘Fairly Traded’ scheme it will trial for its tea will operate in a similar way to Fairtrade, small scale producers say they are concerned that they will lose control over how the money made from their goods can be spent.
We’re asking supporters to hand in letters to store managers and sign our online petition. Information on the CAFOD website:
Share the gift of hope this Advent
You are invited to send students and a Teacher to a One-Day Peacebuilding Conference in Coventry
Date: Saturday 24th February 2018
09:30-17:30: Peace Conference, Disease Prevention & Treatment
Venue: The Ricoh Arena, Phoenix Way, Foleshill, Coventry, CV6 6GE
Teacher Registration Form
Student Registration Form
Link to photographs taken when Bishop Kenny visited Coventry Cathedral on Sunday 29th October where he gave a sermon during the Ecumenical Service to Commemorate the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation.
Statements by the Columban Justice Peace and Integrity of Creation team added to our [Position Statements] page
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