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.
National Justice and Peace Network
Open Networking Day
SATURDAY 25 NOVEMBER 2017
St Thomas More Church Hall
9 Henry Road, London N4 2LH
10.30am – 4.00pm
Hear about The Gypsy, Roma and Travellers Network
There will be an opportunity to hear about justice and peace activities from groups around the country. Representatives of national agencies will report on their work and suggest practical ways of becoming involved in campaigning for social justice.
Tea and coffee will be provided, bring your own lunch.
For further details contact: Ann Kelly Tel: 020 7901 4864
25 November is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. National Board of Catholic Women is asking people to wear something orange to mark the day.
Link to documents
Link to word documents: form page 1 page 2
The UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons wins the
Nobel Peace Prize 2017 for ICAN
Sunday 19th November
7.30pm for 7.45pm.
Caroline Gilbert – Christian CND
(attended the negotiations at the UN)
David Cullen – Research Manager, Nuclear Information Service.
Moderated by the Revd Canon Edmund Newey, Sub Dean of Christ Church
Christ Church Cathedral
All are welcome to this evening celebrating and publicising the work of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, recipient of this year's Nobel Peace Prize.
The evening will comprise presentations, a video, the opportunity for prayer and the chance to see the Cathedral's current exhibition, Faith and Peace: Perspectives from Three Religions, curated in collaboration with the Peace Museum, Bradford.
See the Exhibition now -20th November
Faith and Peace: Perspectives from Three Religions
Peace Museum, Bradford and the Anglican Pacifist Fellowship
Entry free at Tom Gate for those visiting the exhibition.’
For more information – contact - Caroline Gilbert email@example.com
Christian Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament
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.
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 Anniversery of the Reformation.
Planting of Coventry Peace Orchard
Saturday 18th November 2017. Volunteers Welcome
For more information: https://www.normandy-day.co.uk/
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
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