Dear friends, items for your information and action as appropriate:
Monday 3rd October: Birmingham Christian Homelessness Forum will be hosting an event at St Martin's in the Bull Ring for any Church or Christian Organisation interested in partnering with us to house the homeless in the West Midlands. The event will run from 11am till 3pm. There will be no charge and lunch will also be provided. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to book in.
Wednesday 5th October: The Network of Christian Peace organisations meeting, which includes Pax Christi, is meeting at Peace House, the Fellowship of Reconciliation Office, in Oxford on. The afternoon session is open to members and friends to hear and meet Paul Musiol, a staff member of PAX Netherlands who works on their Syria and Iraq programme.
Arrive at 2.15pm for 2.30pm start.
Further details on http://www.for.org.uk/peacehouse/
Please inform Pat Gaffney on 0208 203 4884 or Email email@example.com if you are coming.
Wednesday 12th October: Housing Justice Roadshow– Coventry. An event for all concerned with housing and homelessness and how the church and community can get more involved in joined up action to address the growing need. Places are just £10 (to cover refreshments and lunch) or for organisations to have a display in the marketplace 2 places + a table are just £50. From 9.30am to 3pm.at Coventry Central Hall, Warwick Lane, CV1 2HA. Contact Housing Justice on 020 354 8094 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org/n98Qjb
Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd October: “Identity, Equality and Community” a Residential Retreat sponsored by the CARJ Urban Network in St Mary’s Centre, 98 Hunters Rd, Handsworth, Birmingham B19 1EB. The BREXIT Referendum has highlighted some of the serious divisions in our society. These divisions are set against the background of continuing turmoil in the Middle East and vast numbers seeking refuge or simply a better life in Europe and the UK. Here at home the gap between the rich and the poor is increasing, many feel left behind, minorities continue to experience discrimination and disadvantage, and there is a recent spike in hate crime. In the face of this complex local and global challenge, we in CARJ feel it is an appropriate time for reflection and discernment.
The Retreat will provide an opportunity for quiet reflection, sharing, prayer and discernment around these complex issues. This event is intended for members of the CARJ Urban Network and any others who are interested. While CARJ is a Catholic organisation, the gathering is open to participants from diverse backgrounds and beliefs.
Further information and registration from Catholic Association for Racial Justice (CARJ), 9 Henry Road, London N4 2LH (020 8802 8080), email@example.com (please copy to firstname.lastname@example.org). The full cost for individuals is £75 (a few bursaries or partial bursaries may be available). It is important to book in advance. Payment may be made beforehand or at the event.
Saturday 3rd December: Oxford Green Fair. Contact Emma Anthony at the Fellowship of Reconciliation for more details: Peace House, 19 Paradise Street, Oxford OX1 1LD tel. 01865 250781 or Email email@example.com
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
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