For your attention and action where appropriate:
Saturday 11th February: “THE COURAGE OF MERCY”- PRACTISING THE WORKS OF MERCY IN A NEW GENERATION. Organised by Birmingham Catholic Worker. “The greatest challenge of the day is: how to bring about a revolution of the heart, a revolution which has to start with each one of us? Our love of God is a consuming fire. It is a living God and a living faith that we are trying to express” - Dorothy Day. From 11am-5pm at St Chads Sanctuary, 72-74 Shadwell St, Birmingham B4 6HA.
Come and find out more about the radical Catholic Worker movement founded by Dorothy Day in 1930’s New York and still growing and alive today: about hospitality, community and resistance: about Gospel non-violence, and the ‘green revolution’.
BOOKING: If you are planning to come, let us know
COST: Donation only
FOR MORE INFORMATION: See: https://www.facebook.com/austinsmithhouse/
or contact Martin Newell at: firstname.lastname@example.org or at Austin Smith House, 96 Ivor Road, Sparkhill, Birmingham B11. Tel: 0121 772 7933 / mobile 07985 728 464.
Sunday 12th February: Racial Justice Sunday. Please contact CARJ for further information and RJS material, at CARJ, 9 Henry Road, London N4 2LH.
Monday 27th February - Sunday 12th March: FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT. Now is the time to prepare to promote Fairtrade during Fairtrade Fortnight. Three-quarters of the parishes in our Diocese are NOT Fairtrade Parishes! If your parish is one of these, is this the time to become a Fairtrade Parish? Working to become a Fairtrade Parish is a great way to get more people buying and using Fair trade products in their everyday lives. The Fairtrade Foundation has worked with CAFOD to set three goals for becoming a Fairtrade Parish, which are easy to attain. You can get information and an application form from:
and general information about Fairtrade at: http://cafod.org.uk/Campaign/More-issues/Fairtrade
Saturday 18th March: Lent Retreat to be held jointly between the Birmingham Diocesan Justice & Peace Commission and Caritas Archdiocese of Birmingham, at Selly Park. Please keep the date in your diaries - more details and registration form nearer the time.
With best wishes as always,
Administrator, on behalf of the Birmingham Justice and Peace Commission