Saturday 17th January 2015: “Trident - the case against building a new generation of Trident nuclear weapons”. A talk by Bruce Kent at 7.30 pm in The Friends Meeting House, 8b Summerfield Road, Wolverhampton WV1 4PR. Organised by the Fellowship of Reconciliation and Pax Christi. All welcome. Enquiries to Erik Pearse at email@example.com
Sunday 18th to 25th January: Christian Unity Week see www.ctbi.org.uk/682
Sunday 18th January: Peace Sunday - resources from Pax Christi: paxchristi.org.uk
Sunday 18th January: Homeless Sunday - resources from Housing Justice and an excellent website with advice on how to take part: email firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 24th January: Ecumenical day of prayer on the 300th Anniversary of Birmingham Cathedral, encouraging all people to participate. Please consider joining Restore refugee friends in the Anglican Cathedral from 11am-12pm on for a 'Many Voices' contribution.
Tuesday 27th January: Holocaust Memorial Day: Keep the Memory Alive (27th January marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau and will also be the 20th anniversary of the Genocide in Srebrenica, Bosnia).
Sunday 8th February: Day of Prayer for Victims of Human Trafficking see www.stopthetraffik.org
Sunday 15th February: Church Action on Poverty Sunday – “Vision of a Good Society” hundreds of churches will share visions of the Good Society, and raise vital funds for work to make those visions a reality. Resources from www.church-poverty.co.uk
Friday 20th February: UN World Day of Social Justice see www.un.org/en/events/socialjusticeday/
Thursdays 26th February and 12th & 19th March: “Who is fleeing persecution and seeking sanctuary?”
Restore, a project of Birmingham Churches Together, supporting refugees and people seeking sanctuary, in 3 training sessions for those interested in asylum issues or becoming befrienders. From 7.15 to 9.15pm at Carrs Lane Conference Centre, Birmingham city centre, B4 7SX.
Restore’s training is offered to all those who are interested in becoming volunteer befrienders of asylum seekers and refugees. Anyone wishing to gather further information on asylum and refugee issues is also welcome. (NB. There is no obligation to volunteer with Restore at the end of the course!)
Birmingham RC Diocese Justice and Peace Commission Lenten Retreat 2015
Here is advance notice of our Lenten Retreat to be led by Fr Brendan Callaghan SJ Jesuit Master at Manresa House, Harborne, on Saturday 21st March 2015 from 10am to 4pm, at St Paul's Convent, Selly Park B29 7LL.
It is open to everyone in our Diocese free of charge so we hope that you will want to attend; to register your intention please let me know, preferably by E-mail or by any of the means below.
Tea and coffee will be provided very generously at the Convent but please bring your own lunch.
Please pass this information to anyone who may be interested.
Postings from the Commission Administrator