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.
Clingfilmed coconuts? Shrink-wrapped turnips? Cauliflower 'steaks' in plastic bags?
Many of us have experienced the frustration of unpacking our weekly shop and finding we're filling our fridges, rubbish bins and recycling with pointless plastic - and it's no surprise when supermarkets are producing 800,000 tonnes of plastic a year!
Enough is enough. Will you help expose supermarkets' ridiculous packaging practices?
1. Next time you spot some excessive plastic packaging, take a photo.
2. If you use Twitter, tweet the photo using #PointlessPlastic (don't forget to tag the supermarket too!)
3. If you don't use Twitter, you can either post it on another social media channel (like Facebook or Instagram) or alternatively email your picture to us at email@example.com and we'll post it for you!
Some people are concerned that plastic is necessary to reduce food waste - but a new study has shown that in some cases it might actually be making the problem worse.
When plastic packaging requires food to be a specific size or shape, edible food is rejected because it doesn't look the right way.
And whilst some people need pre-prepared fruit and vegetables because of mobility issues, no one needs them to be provided in plastic.
If hundreds of us share these pictures of pointless plastic packaging online, together we can show supermarkets that their use of plastic is out of control, and that their customers have had enough.
'Unwrapped: How throwaway plastic is failing to solve Europe's food waste problem (and what we need to do instead)'
Link to Green Peace video clip on reusable energy
Don’t Ditch Fairtrade: CAFOD has asked Sainsbury’s not to ditch the Fairtrade mark on their own-brand tea.
Fairtrade tea empowers farmers and producers in some of the world’s poorest communities.
While Sainsbury’s has said the ‘Fairly Traded’ scheme it will trial for its tea will operate in a similar way to Fairtrade, small scale producers say they are concerned that they will lose control over how the money made from their goods can be spent.
We’re asking supporters to hand in letters to store managers and sign our online petition. Information on the CAFOD website:
Link to update 08/03/2018
Archbishop Nichols' "No To Racism...."
Catholic Association for Racial Justice "Supporting One Another"
"Our Common Home: Caring for God's Creation" an example of a Study Course for Lent that you may find interesting.
Coventry Night Shelter News Letter
Here is the Night Shelter Wish List for November.
This month we need single duvet covers, mugs and cereal bowls.
And, as always, any donations of fresh fruit, peanut butter, juice, and snacks people can take away such as crisps are always welcomed by those staying with us if you want to offer a little something extra.
Donations can be dropped off with us any time we are open, or non perishable items can go into the wooden box outside the door.
The November NW NJPN E Bulletin celebrates the canonisation of Oscar Romero and features his final homily, cut short by an assassin's bullet. Other articles this month highlight Bishop Mark O'Toole's Pastoral Letter on Clergy Abuse and the Youth Synod's discussion of sexual abuse of minors plus the role of women in the Church; Christian Aid's warning of the danger of 'playing politics with aid'; a new document on 'A Catholic Approach to Sentencing Reform' for England and Wales; Nobel Prize Peace winners; peace issues including the 100th anniversary of WWI; Mental Health Day and suicide prevention; Tax Justice; Fracking protestors freed; Climate Change; Fairtrade; Homeless street deaths; film and theatre reviews and a packed diary.
From Anne O’Connor
Link to Brush Stokes newsletter
Lancaster Faith and Justice Commission Parish News Bulletin Dear Friends September 2018 F&J E-Bulletin and information about the many and varied events taking place in Liverpool during the weekend of the Adoremus Congress. I hope you will be able to take the time to read and share the newsletter. The newsletter can be downloaded directly on https://tinyurl.com/yc5umzh3
Peace and best wishes
Administrator Lancaster Diocesan Faith and Justice Commission
The Birmingham Diocesan Justice and Peace Commission is funded by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese 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