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.
Bromsgrove Justice and Peace Group
Hour for Peace prayers
Thursday 12th October.
St Peter's RC Church,
Rock Hill, Bromsgrove
Follow link to see poster
Friday November 10th, 2017. "The Bundle", a play about asylum seekers, will be performed by Journeyman Theatre at 7:30 p.m. at the Quaker Meeting House in Chapel Ash, Wolverhampton. "The true story of a woman fleeing domestic violence and servitude in Chechyna, endorsed by the state there, coupled with the 'hostile environment' being created in the UK by our government". Free entry, with a collection for the local Quaker asylum seekers support fund. Click HERE for map. Click HERE for website.
Who is fleeing persecution and seeking sanctuary
You are invited to book a place on a training course over 3 sessions for those interested in refugee issues or befriending.
Thursday evenings: 5, 12 and 19 October 2017
7.15pm to 9.15pm
Carrs Lane Church Centre,
Birmingham City Centre, B4 7SX
Training is offered free of charge but donations towards costs are welcome
To book a place please contact Jeremy Thompson, Befriending Co-ordinator:
0121 661 4275
The 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration is on 2nd November. The declaration promised support for a national home for Jews on land belonging to the Palestinian people. Palestinians live daily with the declaration's tragic consequences and if there was ever a time to address this injustice and Britain's responsibility it is now.
The conference starts with a Palestinian lunch and knowing the speakers we can guarantee you will have an exhilarating and inspiring if painful day!
Thank you and best wishes.
Justice and Peace Assembly
On behalf of the Justice and Peace Commission I would like to thank all those who attended this year’s Assembly. Special thanks to our speakers Pat Gaffney and James Trewby. Also, many thanks to Helena for providing the refreshments. We also thank the staff at St. Peter's school for all their help and support.
I will be going through all the feedback forms this week.
Once again thank you all for your support.
Birmingham Justice and Peace Commission <*)))><
NJPN North West Justice & Peace E-Bulletin August 2017
NJPN North West Justice & Peace E-Bulletin September 2017
NJPN North West Justice & Peace E-Bulletin October 2017
Church and Peace
Peace Church in a world of conflict? Answering the biblical call to nonviolence.
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"
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