Bookings for this year’s conference ‘A Sabbath for the Earth and the Poor: The Challenge of Pope Francis’ are going well to date although so far hardly any families or young people have booked in, so here is a reminder:
If you are a family planning to come, but haven’t got around to booking yet, or if your diocese/parish is planning to sponsor someone but haven’t sorted it yet, please let Ann Kelly (see below) know as soon as possible. Y-Kids and the Youth Team need to have an idea of numbers to be able to plan activities and also to know how many workers they need to bring.
If you are a family and concerned about the cost, we do now have some money in our Rosemary Read Bursary Fund and a matched bursary from Christian Conference Trust for families and young people, so we may be able to give you some help. Please contact Ann if you would like to discuss this.
NJPN can also use the fund to help young people who would like to come to the conference as volunteers, so if you know any young people who may be interested do tell them about it! Information about the conference can be found on our website: www.justice-and-peace.org.uk/conference
NJPN are always open to receiving more donations to the fund; if you would like to donate send a cheque made out to “NJPN” to NJPN, 39 Eccleston Square, London SWIV IBX, specifying that it is for the Bursary Fund. Alternatively make a BACS payment to: National Justice & Peace Network, Sort Code:16-31-15 Account No: 10089516. Put your name and BURS in the reference field. Please notify Ann when you have done so at: firstname.lastname@example.org
NJPN have a new Youth Team this year, with James Trewby of the Columbans, Matt Jeziorski from Pax Christi and Anita Motha from Bosco Volunteer Action; all three have lots of experience of working with young people and lots of creative ideas!
Please contact Ann on any of the above:
Ann Kelly, NJPN Administrator, National Justice & Peace Network, 39 Eccleston Square,London SW1V 1BX.
Tel. 020 7901 4864 or via:
With best wishes as always,
Administrator, on behalf of the Birmingham Justice and Peace Commission