Sunday 2nd April: Survivors' Stories: testimonies from Hiroshima. Join the Network of Christian Peace Organisations to hear Hiroshima survivor Mrs Reika Yamada and Ms Midori Yamada tell their stories, a rare opportunity to meet people with first-hand experience of the devastation caused by nuclear weapons. Followed by Q&A. Also hear about the current UN negotiations on a treaty to ban nuclear weapons, to learn about what can be done now to prevent more disasters. At 2:15pm in Peace House, 19 Paradise Street, Oxford, OX1 1LD.
The event is free and you can turn up on the door, but it would be helpful to know rough numbers - please call 01865 250781. It is open to people of all faiths and none. The venue is wheelchair accessible, including the toilet.
Tuesday 25th April: Birmingham Christian Homelessness Forum next meeting at 10.30am in the Wiseman room in the Church at Carrs Lane, the room next door to the bookshop. Rebecca Wilkinson from Green Pastures is going to talk about their work. Agenda for the meeting nearer the time. Contact: Emma Neill, Shelter Project Coordinator(part time), Birmingham Homelessness Development Coordinator. Tel. 07584 426841. Email firstname.lastname@example.org Dates for our future Forum meetings will be on June 13th and September 14th, venues to be confirmed.
With best wishes as always,
Administrator, on behalf of the Birmingham Justice and Peace Commission
The Action by Christians Against Torture (ACAT) Lent Campaign for sending greetings cards to prisoners of conscience in detention overseas: information on the J&P website. NB. Please observe their directive to take care when sending religious cards to certain prisoners which could result in making their detention much more unpleasant.
Vacancy for J&P Commission Administrator. After passing a significant age milestone I have asked for retirement from my post as Administrator after several years. An advertisement to fill the vacancy appears on the Diocesan and J&P websites and should also appear in Catholic Today soon; all give full job description and details on how to make an application.
Monday 27th February to Sunday 12th March: Fairtrade Fortnight. Now is the time to promote Fairtrade. 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? Please be aware that the Commission sent letters to all these Parishes to encourage them to participate. Do take the initiative in your Parish to make this happen; don’t wait for someone else to do it. There is more information and links on our website at www.birminghamjandp.org.uk
Thursday 22nd June: Housing Justice Roadshow in Walsall - bookings now being taken, book your place by Email housingjustice.org.uk or call the office on 020 3544 8094.
Postings from the Commission Administrator