Dear friends, For your attention and action where appropriate: (this information can also be found on our website http://bit.ly/2udGQts )
13th Birmingham Diocesan Justice and Peace Assembly
Saturday 14th October 2017 10:30a.m. to 4:15p.m. at
St Peter’s Catholic School, Whitefields Road, Solihull, B91 3NZ
Peace: Pope Francis and the call to active nonviolence Guest Speakers: Pat Gaffney - Pax Christiand the Catholic Nonviolence Initiative James Trewby – Columbans - J&P Education We have a wide selection of workshop topics for you to choose from this year, from Bees Abroad to the Apostleship of the Sea, as well as ones that have attended in the past. If you have not already booked on, please do so.Of course, you can just turn up on the day. Thank you to all of you who have already booked on.We look forward to seeing you all on the 14th. Nonviolence Works!
Seminar at Newman University on 4th October, 5:30 to 8pm Speakers are Marie Dennis, co-president of Pax Christi and
Harvest Mass Friday 13 October, 7.00pm Please join us at our annual Harvest Fast Day Mass, celebrated by Bishop David McGough:St Joseph’s Parish, The Island, Willenhall Road, Wolverhampton, WV1 2QN. All are welcome.
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 At 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 0121 661 4275
Archbishop Oscar Romero’s legacy of radical love lives on 100 years after his birth. You are invited to a CAFOD 'Journey to Justice' retreat on Saturday 18 November,10am-4pm at Columbans Centre, Widney Manor Rd, Solihull, B93 9AB, to explore how Romero’s life and faith can inspire and challenge us and transform our world. You don't have to be a CAFOD volunteer to take part, so please invite friends or others in your parish to come along too. The retreat is free but please book in advance here.
Church and Peace Peace Church in a world of conflict? Answering the biblical call to nonviolence. This day of reflection and discussion will look at how we can be true to our vocation as peace churches in a world where we can feel that our message is not being heard and is regarded as impractical. In the morning session we will hear from: Sue Claydon (Anglican Pacifist Fellowship) Alexandra Ellish (Development worker, Anabaptist Network) Clive Fowle (Methodist Minister, Mediator, Coordinator Touch of Hope Peacebuilding programme Croatia, Serbia and Bosnia) The session will be chaired by Marisa Johnson (General Secretary of the Quaker European & Middle East Section of Friends World Committee for Consultation) Workshop/discussion groups will take place in the afternoon. Date: Saturday 28th October, 10.30 – 16.00 Venue: Quaker Meeting House, 40 Bull St, Birmingham B4 6AF The event is free of charge. A vegetarian soup and sandwich lunch can be booked at a cost of £7.00. Registration and further information Contact Barbara Forbes - email@example.com There is a link to this on our website To help you keep abreast of what is going on in the dioceses our Website is updated on a regularly.
With best wishes as always,
Administrator, on behalf of the Birmingham Justice and Peace Commission