Dear friends, for your information and action where appropriate:
Friday 31st July: Jesuit priest Fr. Zaid from Syria will be telling us something of the situation in Syria and his work with the Jesuit Refugee Service. At 2pm in the Grimshaw Room of St. Chad's Cathedral.
Monday 10th to Friday 14th August: Birmingham Catholic Charismatic Renewal Conference. A five day conference with talks from Fr Pat Collins, Marie Beirne and Steve Murray in St John's Hotel, 651 Warwick Road, Solihull, B91 1AT.
Thursday 3rd September: “The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, Trade and the Developing World” At 6.45 pm. in Christ Church Hall, Priory Terrace, Leamington Spa, CV31 1BA.
An OWLTALK arranged by One World Link, The friendship link between Bo in Sierra Leone and Warwick District, UK. TTIP – the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership – is seen by some as a key to prosperity in Europe and North America. Others fear it is the latest move towards a world governed by corporations rather than democratic nations. Westerners may worry, but might its effect on developing countries be even more concerning? Will it make the playing field even more uneven for them? Is globalised trade ever a good thing for the poor? And what about environmental impacts?
Two complementary presentations and a discussion by two distinguished individuals, Yash Tandon (Uganda) and Professor Robert Elliot (Birmingham University), who will provide insights and views that will challenge and inform.
OWLTALKS highlight connections and forces that bind and affect communities wherever they are in the world.
With best wishes to you all as always,
Administrator, on behalf of the Birmingham Justice and Peace Commission
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