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Happy Birthday Father Martin!

Fr Martin Newell with Fr Joe Ryan

Fr Joe Ryan, Head of Westminster Diocese Justice and Peace Commission writes:

It was a great pleasure to be among the many people who came together to celebrate Father Martin Newell's 50th birthday at the London Catholic Worker, in Guiseppe Conlon House, Finsbury Park on Sunday, 11 June. Fr Martin celebrated Mass which was followed by a party.

How nice to meet his mother an...

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Booking Now: Farm Fest

Farm Fest is an annual music festival hosted at The Catholic Worker Farm in West Hyde, Hertforshire with back to back musicians performing rock, country, folk, gospel, classical and world music.

There will be food and drinks to buy including barbecue and real ale! The entry fee is £20 for the whole weekend or £8 for day entry. There will be camping space available so bring your tent! Th...

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London: Ash Wednesday witness against nuclear war preparations

Around 80 people of faith marked the beginning of Lent on Ash Wednesday with a procession and prayer vigil outside the Ministry of Defence in Whitehall, London. They lamented the UK Government's possession of weapons of mass destruction and the deadlock in multilateral negotiations for nuclear disarmament internationally.

The participants gathered in Embankment Gardens on a grey and damp ...

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Ash Wednesday peace services in London, Liverpool, Glasgow

1 March, Ash Wednesday tomorrow, sees the 35th year of Christian witness and protest to nuclear war preparations at the Ministry of Defence in London. Similar liturgies and actions will take place in Liverpool city centre and at the Faslane naval base in Scotland.

Seventy-two years since the first use of nuclear weapons in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the world is in an ever more fragile state...

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Is the Calais camp really closed?

Br Johannes, Marie-Christine and Fr Joe with the cross and crescent from the demolish church and mosque

Justice and Peace Visit to Calais November 3rd and 4th 2016 "Migrants have gravitated to the North French coast for the last 17 years," we were told, on our Justice and Peace visit to France on 3rd-4th November. "And we will wait just a few weeks for them to start drifting back to seek access to the UK all over again." This is the background to the highly publicised Jungle ...

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'Only friends who haven't yet met' - Refugees Day in London

JRS speaker at the conference

On 2nd October, 47 Anglican and Catholic religious, associates and third order members gathered at

Notre Dame de France refugee centre in London for the JPIC (Justice, Peace & Integrity of Creation) Links networking day.

Taking the quote by WB Yeats, 'There are no strangers here, only friends you haven't yet met' as the title of the day, we heard from two speakers from organi...

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Musical evening: Oh what a lovely war-resistance!

The Conchie - a conscientious objector under arrest, by Arthur W Gay. The Pace Museum, Bradford

A musical evening highlighting historic opposition to war was held last night at the Catholic Worker House in Haringey. It marked 100 years since the start of conscription and was organised by the Haringey First World War Peace Forum, Hinde Street Methodist Church, the Methodist Peace Fellowship, the Anglican Pacifist Fellowship and Pax Christi. Pax Christi members were prominent in the choir a...

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London: Ash Wednesday vigil against nuclear war preparations

Around 100 people marked the beginning of Lent with a procession and vigil outside the Ministry of Defence in Whitehall, London, to challenge the UK Government nuclear weapons policy. The event was organised by Pax Christi, Christian CND, London Catholic Worker and the Catholic Worker Farm. Participants included religious and parish groups and some Japanese Nipponzan Myohoji Buddhist monks and ...

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Peace events to mark Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday vigil at the MoD

All are welcome to join Pax Christi on Ash Wednesday (10 February) for the 34th year of Christian witness and resistance to nuclear war preparations at the Ministry of Defence in London. This liturgy and witness is undertaken in respectful opposition to the MoD's preparations for the deployment of weapons of mass destruction, and Repentance is a key theme. The event has been organise...

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London: Chance to hear Sr Megan Rice, veteran peace campaigner

Sr Megan Rice and Paul Magno of Transform Now Plowshares will be in London this Thursday, taking part in a roundtable discussion at the London Catholic Worker House, in Haringay.

Sister Megan is an 85 year old member of the Society of the Holy Child. She said: "Three years ago, at 82, carrying a backpack and a deeply held conviction that the United States was breaking international law b...

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Faith groups unite in call for end to DSEI arms fair

A coalition of faith groups, including Pax Christi , London Catholic Worker and the Quakers have come together to call for the UK government to stop its support for arms fairs and arms sales to oppressive regimes. The faith groups will be hosting a day of prayer and non-violent action against the arms trade and war profiteering, outside the Excel Centre on Tuesday 8 September, at the same time ...

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London Catholic Worker marks Refugee Week with action and prayer

London Catholic Worker is marking World Refugee Week with a series of action and prayer events. At noon today (Monday 15 June) members joined a prayer vigil and protest in Parliament Square calling for the closure of Yarlswood and other detention centres where refugees are being held by the British government often for many months, with little support or explanation. Tomorrow at 1pm,...

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London: Campaigners hold prayer vigil at Foreign Office over deaths of refugees in Mediterranean

More than 40 international religious peace activists highlighted the deaths of migrants and refugees in the Mediterranean and the culpability of the UK government on Friday. The gathering consisted of a silent procession to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, a public prayer vigil, and a symbolic representation of the deaths at the Home Office.

Since January 1, 2015 over 65,000 refugees...

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London: American peace activist to speak at Catholic Worker house

There will be a chance to see American peace activist, pacifist and author, Kathy Kelly, when she speaks at Giuseppe Conlon House in Harringay on Tuesday 12 May. Kathy is one of the founders of Voices in the Wilderness and co-coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence.

She traveled to Iraq twenty-six times, remaining in combat zones during both US-Iraq wars. Her recent travel has foc...

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