Tuesday 15th December: Unlock Democracy: Help us to finish the People’s Charter 2015.
The final stop of the Unlock Magna Carta tour will be in Birmingham at the Impact Hub at 7pm - so come down and have your say as we write the final clauses for the People's Charter 2015, to mark 800 and a half years exactly since the Great Charter was sealed and finish the business of Unlocking Magna Carta.
Throughout 2015, we've been all over the UK, taking in 12 locations and more than 12 events. We've been talking to academics and sixth form students, refugees, politicians, and prisoners to create our modern Magna Carta, laying out our priorities for the 21st Century.
The final event will feature the public premiere of our Unlock Magna Carta documentary film, and give you the chance to meet other political and campaigning groups from across the West Midlands who are working towards a more democratic, inclusive politics. Come along, enjoy some refreshments and hear about the history of radical politics in the region and what you can do to bring power back to the people!
Tuesday 19th January: CAFOD Evening for Volunteers and Supporters. From 7.15 to 8.45pm in the Coolock Centre, Newcastle-under-Lyme, ST5 1LH. With Andres Gomez de la Torre, CAFOD’s Head of International Development; an opportunity to meet CAFOD volunteers and staff and hear about our work supporting water projects in Uganda. All are welcome. For more information email email@example.com or call 01922 722944.
Template for a possible letter on military action in Syria
Paul McGowan of Pax Christi and the Coventry J&P Group has drafted a letter (attached as a Word document) which might be of interest to Justice and Peace people in Birmingham Archdiocese as a guide and the basis of your own personal letters to your local MP’s.
Wednesday 16th December: “Blessed Oscar Romero- His life and legacy”
A talk by Julian Filochowski, Chair of the Archbishop Romero Trust, at 7:30pm in St Austin’s Church Hall, Wolverhampton Road, Stafford, ST17 4AW. Organised by Stafford Justice and Peace. Further details from: firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday 18th December: United Nations International Migrants Day See www.un.org/en/events/migrants day
Thursday 28th January: Birmingham Christian Homelessness Forum. Next meeting, from 10.30-12noon hosted by the Betel City Centre Church, 122–138 Sherlock Street, Birmingham, B5 6NB. Some free parking is available outside the church. More details soon.
Sunday 17th January: Peace Sunday
Resources available from Pax Christi: http://paxchristi.org.uk/news-and-events/peace-sunday/
Sunday 17th January: World Day of Migrants and Refugees
Sunday 24th January: Homeless Sunday
Free downloadable resources are ready now, and will help you organise your dedicated service and any additional activities you wish to engage in. http://www.housingjustice.org.uk/data/__resources/660/HS2016-RESOURCES.pdf
Wednesday 27th January: Holocaust Memorial Day:
Info and resources: http://hmd.org.uk/resources/theme-papers/hmd-2016-dont-stand#sthash.4QXCGBtv.dpuf
Sunday 7th February: Church Action on Poverty Sunday
Resources and info: http://www.church-poverty.org.uk/sunday
Monday 29th February to Monday 13th March: Fairtrade Fortnight 2016
Find out more: http://www.fairtrade.org.uk/en/get-involved/current-campaigns/fairtrade-fortnight-2016
Thursday 26th November: ‘Islamic State’: Where From and Where To? A Roundtable Discussion
From 6pm to 7.30pm in the Zeeman Building, Room MS.05, Warwick University
After the deadly attacks in Paris, Beirut and Tunisia and the bombing of a Russian plane over Egypt, experts in international security and Middle East affairs will discuss the factors shaping the emergence of ‘Islamic State’ and how the group can be combatted. What are the origins and aims of the group? Why has it spread so quickly? What is its relationship to al--‐Qaeda? Is Western military action the solution? Speakers:
• Richard Aldrich, Professor of International Security, Department of Politics & International Studies
• Nicola Pratt, Reader of the International Politics of the Middle East, Department of Politics & International Studies
• Dina Rezk, Lecturer in Middle Eastern History, University of Reading
• Jennifer Philippa Eggert, PhD student in conflict and security, Department of Politics & International Studies
All welcome, free entrance, no registration necessary.
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