Dear friends, for your information and action as appropriate:
Friday 2nd October: International Day of Nonviolence.
Support Pax Christi’s time of Prayer & Fasting for Peace in North Africa and the Middle East. See http://paxchristi.org.uk
Friday 2nd October: CAFOD Harvest Fast Day See www.cafod.org.uk
Saturday 10th October: World Homeless Day
Each year millions of people around the world mark World Homeless Day to draw attention to homeless people’s needs locally and to present opportunities for the community to get involved in responding to homelessness, while taking advantage of the stage that an ‘international day’ provides. See www.worldhomelessday.org
Sunday 11th to Sunday 18th October: Week of Prayer for World Peace
Tel. 0208 968 4340 or website www.weekofprayerforworldpeace.com
Sunday 18th October: Freedom Sunday A Global Freedom Network has been created to join the struggle against Human Trafficking. This is between Christian Churches and other Faiths, the purpose being to eradicate an injustice affecting over 30 million people and increasing daily. Working together the network is stronger.
This is an ecumenical initiative, signed by Pope Francis, the Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, Dr Mahmoud Azab on behalf of Al Azhar, Egypt and Mr Andrew Forrest of ‘Walk Free’. The network seeks to include other faiths in order to have a multi-faith approach to this multi-national tragedy.
Freedom Sunday provides churches with an opportunity to join together with others around the world in a day of worship, prayers and action on Human Trafficking. It challenges us and resources us to take action to prevent the crime of human trafficking in our communities. See www.freedomsunday.org/resources
Sunday 18th to Sunday 25th October: One World Week: “Hope in Action”.
An opportunity for people from diverse backgrounds to come together to learn about global justice, to spread that learning and to use it to take action for justice locally and globally. For various related resources see www.oneworldweek.org/v2/
Monday 26th October: Another Meet & Mingle at the Light House Media Centre,
Chubb Buildings, Fryer Street, Wolverhampton WV1 1HT, from 7pm to 9pm. Wolverhampton City of Sanctuary invite you to an excellent opportunity to meet and talk to Asylum Seekers and Refugees to help us to understand the difficulties they experience but also how they positively contribute to the life of the City. Party Food / Refreshments (Bring & Share – contributions welcome, especially cultural dishes). Live Music and an African Drumming workshop. Live Art Community Piece. Children's Art Creation Exercise! "Petals of Hope" women's exhibition. Self-Help Booklets will be available (free to unwaged). For more information or to confirm your attendance tel. RMC on 01902 311544 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
City of Sanctuary is a national movement to build a culture of hospitality for people seeking sanctuary in the UK, supported locally by Interfaith Wolverhampton.
With best wishes to you all as always,
Administrator, on behalf of the Birmingham Justice and Peace Commission
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