Dear friends, several important items for your information and action as appropriate:
Wednesday 14th September: “UK Faith Communities – Progress Toward a World Free of Nuclear Weapons”.
At the Priory Rooms Meeting and Conference Centre, 40 Bull Street, Birmingham, B4 6AF from 6pm.- please stay on for coffee and networking afterwards.
A free seminar on how a nuclear weapons ban treaty would create a clear international legal norm against the possession of nuclear weapons and how faith communities can best play their part in this initiative to push states towards a ban treaty. Learn about ethical, legal and religious imperatives for nuclear abolition; the nuclear threat: forgotten but not gone; comprehensive nuclear disarmament: putting human security first; how to take the issues forward within your own faith community. Further information from 07825-189263, or register at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/uk-faith-communities-progress-towards-a-world-free-of-nuclear-weapons-tickets-26856202625
Thursday 22nd September: CAFOD Volunteer and Supporter Meeting for the Oxford North and Banbury deaneries, at St Thomas More parish, 142 Oxford Rd, Kidlington OX5 1DZ from 10.30am to 12.45pm. This will be an opportunity to hear about our work in Bolivia, the poorest country in South America, ahead of our Harvest Fast Day on 7 October. There will also be the opportunity to receive an update on our campaigning work and to share experiences with other Volunteers. Please let Lizzie Wignall know if you hope to attend: tel. 01922 722944 | 07919 045658.
Friday 7th October: CAFOD Harvest Fast Day.
Saturday 15th October: Justice & Peace Assembly - A Response to Laudato Si’ at St Peter’s School, Solihull, from 10.30am until 4.15pm. with guest speakers and afternoon Workshops. Further details from firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday 20th October: Birmingham Christian Homelessness Forum next meeting from 10.30-12.00, venue to be confirmed nearer the time.
Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd October: CARJ Urban Network Retreat at the Sisters of Mercy Retreat Centre, Handsworth. For further details Email email@example.com
Saturday 29th October: Church and Peace: “And they shall live secure” (Micah 5,4). At the Quaker Meeting House, 40 Bull St, Birmingham B4 6AF from 10.30am until 4pm. This day of reflection and discussion will look at what makes us secure, and what makes us insecure, and how our faith fits into this. We will think about the divisions in our societies post-EU referendum, and about the narrow goals of economic programmes and the deadly effect these can have, especially for those on the margins. We will look at how the churches can play a prophetic role in building true security in our region today. We will have speakers, but most of all we need you – Christian peacemakers who want to help re-imagine the face of Church and Peace in Britain and Ireland, to see what the network’s unique contribution can be in the future and how we as its members can strengthen the work already being done. The event is free of charge. A soup and sandwich lunch can be booked at a cost of
£6. Further details and registration contact Barbara Forbes at firstname.lastname@example.org
With best wishes to you as always; previous mini-newsletters can be viewed at www.birminghamjandp.org.uk/mini-newsletters
Administrator, on behalf of the Birmingham Justice and Peace Commission
Postings from the Commission Administrator