Saturday 3rd October: USAF Croughton Peace Rally and Peace Concert, Oxford
March & Rally at USAF Croughton NN13 5NQ from 12 noon to 3.30pm.
Speakers - Rebecca Johnson, Peter Burt, Paul Mobbs with special guest singer - Robb Johnson. If you need to travel to Croughton in the minibus from Oxford, book your place as soon as possible, as there are only a few places left: 01865 248 357 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Peace Concert, Friends Meeting House, St. Giles, Oxford OX1 3LW. Arrive at 7pm for 7.30pm start. Nick Gill, Peggy Seager, Robb Johnson. Book your tickets for the evening peace concert as soon as possible – phone 01865 248 357 or Email: email@example.com
Tuesday 6th October: Proposed Vigil for Syria
Starting at 7pm prompt and intending to finish by 8.30pm at the latest. In partnership with our friends from St Chad’s Sanctuary including those who are asylum seekers from Syria and other countries. The vigil will include prayers and readings from both the Bible and the Koran. We shall use the medium of PowerPoint as well as live music and singing supported by Andy Ross (keyboards), and, hopefully cellos and flute. It is important that we create an ambience of prayer which embraces both Hope and Peace, as well as acknowledging the severity experienced by many who will be in attendance.
The evening will provide an opportunity to circulate a ‘Wish List’ of urgent items for the Sanctuary, and a retiring collection will be taken for those who can afford to give, for the Sanctuary to purchase specific items. We shall also include details for contacting Caritas Birmingham.
Refreshments will be served in the Grimshaw Room afterwards to allow hospitality and dialogue.
Saturday the 10th of October: "How can I make a difference?" Christians acting on the climate will be taking place at Christ Church, Abingdon, which isn't actually in Birmingham Archdiocese but which will be relevant for a number of the Oxford North and Oxford South Deanery churches?
It's a half-day event for people who want tips for prayer, practical action and campaigning. Sponsored by the Diocese of Oxford, Hope for the Future, and CCOW, it gives a chance to share ideas, hear about what's happening nationally and locally, and discover resources for engaging your church and your community. The event is free, but registration is essential. For more information or to register, go to website http://bit.ly/1KOgdRt or phone 01235 851763.
Saturday 10th October: ‘War Against the People’
Worcester Palestine Friendship has a meeting at 7.30pm (refreshments from 7.00pm) at
in St. George's Catholic Church Hall, Worcester WR1 1UG. The speaker is Jeff Halper, Director of the Israeli Committee against House Demolitions (ICAHD). He regularly tries to stop the homes of Palestinians from being knocked down, and risks arrest. Contact: Lorna Archer by phoning on 07973 448 827.
Thursday 12th November: Birmingham Christian Homelessness Forum
Next meeting from 10.30-12.00 at The Church at Carr’s Lane.
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