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.
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