Dear friends, for your information and action where appropriate; also to read Bishop William Kenney’s podcast of his recent visit to Iraq this is posted on the Bishops’ Conference website: go to www.cbcew.org.uk click on News and Media, then News and Multimedia, then podcasts, then “Iraqi Refugee Camps”.
Saturday 6th June: Caritas Fundraising and Homelessness Workshop in Lichfield.
Thanks to everyone who has booked so far; we confirm sufficient interest in both workshops and these will go ahead as planned. If anyone else wishes to join either workshop (they are being run simultaneously) please contact Bev Smith as soon as possible indicating which workshop you would like to attend. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday 17th June: “Speak Up for the Love Of” lobby of Parliament; a day of action, solidarity and celebration of all the things we love which are affected by climate change. CAFOD are organising this along with others in The Climate Coalition. It’s the chance to talk with our newly-elected MPs before December's crucial international climate talks. Together we can show our new government how much we care that climate change is pushing people deeper into poverty. There’ll be an ecumenical service, music, an art installation, celebrity speakers and, most importantly, the chance for us to speak to our MPs about the things that we love that will be affected by climate change.
Don’t worry if you’ve never met with your MP before – CAFOD will provide all the info you need. CAFOD Birmingham are organising/supporting coaches from Birmingham, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Wolverhampton and Coventry. See below:
Come to discover more, from 7pm to 9pm. at St Paul’s Convent Conference Centre, 94 Selly Park Rd, Selly Park, B29 7LL.
Speakers: Shari Brown (Restore), Fr Martin Newell CP (Austin Smith House, Sparkhill).
Everyone Welcome - please Email Sr Anna O’Connor at email@example.com with your name, address, Email, and contact number.
Saturday 20th June: Caritas Fundraising and Homelessness Workshop in Banbury.
Thank you to all who have returned their booking forms in good time. There are still spaces in both workshops so please either Email or forward your booking forms indicating which workshop you would like to attend. More details will be sent by Email to those who have booked nearer the date.
Wednesday 1st July: Day of Reflection for CAFOD volunteers and supporters. Our facilitator will be Susy Brouard of CAFOD’s theology team. At Manresa House, Harborne, B17 0AN from 10am to 4pm. We hope the focus of the day will be the new Papal Encyclical on the Environment, dependent on the publishing date. All CAFOD volunteers are invited; please contact CAFOD Birmingham, 23 Glebe St, Walsall WS1 3NX.Tel. 01922 722 944 or 07771 339 472
Friday 10th July: Freedom from Torture West Midlands Open Day From 10am to 3pm. Includes centre tours and staff talks to help guests build a clear understanding of the services that we provide to survivors of torture living in Birmingham, plus a wonderful opportunity to hear from our clients. See the webpage for more information: http://www.freedomfromtorture.org/events/7513. Places will be limited so please do book a place via the webpage, or contact Amy by phone on 0121 314 6825 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org
With best wishes to you all as always,
Administrator, on behalf of the Birmingham Justice and Peace Commission
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