Please note that “Putting Iraq Together” a study day to inform Catholics about the complex position of Christians in Iraq planned for Saturday 15th November will no longer take place.
Wednesday 12th November: meeting of the Birmingham Christian Homelessness Forum
at 10.30am at St Martin in the Bullring. Fr Martin Newell will talk about his previous work at the London Catholic Worker and his work in Birmingham providing support for asylum seekers, and Emma will give an update on the Birmingham Churches Shelter project for 2015 and sharing information about the resources available to Churches from Housing Justice for Homeless Sunday on the 18th January 2015. For further details contact Emma Neill, Shelter Project Coordinator, Housing Justice (Jobshare/Part time - usually Monday- Wednesday morning) Tel 07584426841 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 15th November: Meeting to remember those in the peace, trade union and feminist movements who tried to prevent war breaking out in 1914. Organised by Fellowship of Reconciliation together with Oxford Quakers, MAW and Ruskin College. Programme to include keynote speaker local writer John Gittings, panel discussion and workshops on peace education, peace songs, conscientious objectors and alternatives to war.
From 10am to 4:30pm
Suggested donation £10 including lunch + refreshments.
To book, please go to http://www.for.org.uk/events/commemorate/ or contact Emma Anthony, Membership and Outreach Officer, Fellowship of Reconciliation (England), Peace House,19 Paradise Street, Oxford OX1 1LD for a paper form.
Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th November: weekend of Vigil of Prayer for Peace in the Middle East suggested by Archbishop Bernard on which he is expected to write some reflection for the Diocese; further news available soon.
Wednesday 10th December: “Human Rights and Hummus – Eye Witness Reports from Palestine” on the International Day of Human Rights, at
7.30pm at St Austin’s Church, Wolverhampton Road, Stafford. Chris Venables has recently returned from three months working as a human rights observer in Hebron, in the West Bank. Come and listen to Chris talk about his experiences of life under military occupation. Hear the stories of Palestinians he has met. Learn and ask questions about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Discover what we can do in the UK to promote a just peace in the Middle East. More information at burungaar.wordpress.com
Friday 12th December: The Archbishop Romero Memorial Lecture 2014 will be delivered by Lord Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury, entitled “A saint for the whole people of God: Romero and the ecumenical future”.
at 7pm in St Chad’s Cathedral B4 6EU. Organised by the Archbishop Romero Trust and hosted by Archbishop Bernard Longley. Contact email@example.com or website www.romerotrust.org.uk. All welcome.
November 6th to 9th: Leadership for Social Change (Race, Caste, Religion and Social Class)
Jointly Sponsored by CARJ and VODI with support from Maryvale Institute.
Residential Training Workshop in Maryvale Institute, Birmingham.
Global society is currently being shaped by a variety of social movements which seek to bring about a more just, more equal and more cooperative society. Three organisations (CARJ, VODI and Maryvale), all registered charities in the UK, have decided to work together to offer a four-day, residential Workshop for those who intend to be involved in such social movements as activists, leaders or trainers.
This Workshop will develop the understanding and skills of participants to enable them to work more thoughtfully and effectively in social movements, especially those social movements defined or inspired by issues of ‘race, caste, religion or social class’.
The Workshop fee for the four-day residential is £300. This will cover the Workshop and full board and accommodation.
Applications should be in by 4th November.
Further information and Registration: CARJ, 9 Henry Road, London N4 2LH
Tel.020 8802 8080 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday 15th November: “Putting Iraq Together” a study day to inform Catholics about the complex position of Christians in Iraq, organised by the Archdiocese of Birmingham Commission for Interreligious Dialogue with the Commission for Justice and Peace. From 10.30am to 3pm at Newman House, 29 Harrisons Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 3QR. With three outstanding guest speakers. Flyer with full details attached.
Saturday 15th November: Film ‘The Stones Cry Out’ at 2.30pm Wombourne and Springdale Methodist Churches Justice and Peace group will be showing this film at Springdale Methodist Church, Warstones Road, Wolverhampton WV4 4LE. From a Palestinian producer, it has a particular focus on the Palestinian Christian community, tracing events from 1947 to the present day. Lasting approximately one hour, there will be opportunity for conversation afterwards before Palestinian refreshments.
This is a response to the Kairos Britain report which was launched in August 2013; the film is a good beginning to understanding the present day conflict - it is poignant but not 'overdone'.
Tuesday 18th November: CAFOD “cup of tea” meeting for all around the Oxford area welcome, from 11am to 1pm. at St Thomas More RC Church, 142 Oxford Road, Kidlington, OX5 1DZ. If you are coming by car, please park in church car park and walk round the pathway to the school, the hall is on your right. Please arrive for 10.50am so we can start at 11am.
Postings from the Commission Administrator