Saturday 17th January: Memorial Mass for Fr Gerry W Hughes SJ to celebrate his life and work, devoted to Justice and Peace and well known in J & P circles. At 12 noon in St Chad’s Cathedral. Bishop Robert Byrne will preside, and Fr Brendan Callaghan SJ will preach. Fr Gerry died peacefully on 4th November, and was buried at St Beuno’s in North Wales after a Requiem Mass at Farm Street Church in London.
Saturday 17th January: “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 - Catholic parishes around England and Wales will celebrate Peace Sunday, sharing the 2015 peace message of Pope Francis, "Slaves no more, but brothers and sisters". Pope Francis describes slavery as 'an open wound on the body of the human family - a running sore on the flesh of Christ". It is an important opportunity for Pax Christi to seek financial support for its work, encouraging parishes to take a collection or make a donation to Pax Christi.
Resource materials can be found at http://paxchristi.org.uk/news-and-events/peace-sunday/
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).
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