This is possibly the final Mini-Newsletter for 2016; the J&P Commission wishes you all a happy, fulfilling and prosperous 2017. Here are some exciting events in the New Year for your attention and action where appropriate:
Friday 20th to Saturday 21st January: 24 Hour Prayer Vigil, in St Chad’s Cathedral. Restore has committed to leading the hour from 11am on Saturday 21st January, and will follow our pattern of Many Voices bringing together refugees from different faith traditions and nationalities to remember the people in countries where there is strife and the need for peace.
Saturday 28th January: ‘‘No Place Like Home - Exploring Palestinian realities after 50 years of occupation”. Join CAFOD to hear from Jerusalem Legal Aid Centre’s Director Mr Issam Aruri and EU Project Coordinator Ms Shu’la Abdelhadi about the realities of life under occupation. From 11am-1pm (refreshments served from 10.45am) followed by a bring-and-share lunch at 1pm. In St Francis Hall, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT.
JLAC is a pioneering Palestinian human rights organisation and CAFOD partner, providing pro-bono legal aid and services to some of the poorest and most marginalised people and communities in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. For more information contact CAFOD Birmingham at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01922 722944. St Francis Hall is situated next to the Guild of Students by the East Gate. It is building number O2 in the Orange Zone of the Edgbaston Campus Map. The nearest train station, University, is a 7 min train ride from Birmingham New Street.
Your Parish Priest has had a poster sent by Email and a newsletter announcement so CAFOD would be very grateful if you could encourage him to promote the talk.
Sunday 12th February: Racial Justice Sunday. Please contact CARJ for further information and RJS material, at CARJ, 9 Henry Road, London N4 2LH.
With best wishes as always,
Administrator, on behalf of the Birmingham Justice and Peace Commission