Hear My People Cry is the theme of the 30th Annual Justice and Peace Conference which takes place from 18 - 20 July at the Hayes Conference Centre in Swanwick, Derbyshire. Organised by the National Justice and Peace Network, with Liverpool Diocesan Justice and Peace Commission more than 300 Justice and Peace campaigners from across England and Wales, will gather to to listen to speakers, take part in workshops addressing many issues and to explore what it means to 'live justly, love tenderly and walk humbly with God' The Conference will focus on the implications of 'doing justice' in the places where we live. Speakers include: Sr Margaret Scott, teacher, lecturer and author whose most recent book argues that the Eucharist is deeply political. Dr Patrick Riordan SJ, assistant director of Heythrop, currently teaching Political Philosophy, religion and ethics. He is author of numerous books and articles. John Battle MP, formerly national coordinator of Church action on Poverty and currently Member of Parliament for West Leeds. Ivanete de Araujo, working for Apoio; a CAFOD partner as head of advocacy work and leader of the movement urging the Sao Paulo city government to provide more housing for the poor. Fr Tom Cullinan, speaker and writer on spiritual matters will lead prayer throughout the Conference. Workshops will explore practical ways of engaging with issues of poverty and homelessness, women asylum seekers, helping victims of trafficking, the nature of crime and punishment, justice spirituality through music, prayer and meditation, environmental issues and campaigns, peace work with young people, using puppets for working with children on justice issues.
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