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Petition: The BMA Must Not Support Abortion Up to Birth

The British Medical Association is currently deciding - at their Annual Representative Meeting (ARM) which meets from 25-29 June - whether they will support the complete decriminalisation of abortion. This will mean increasing the abortion limit to 28 weeks and possibly even birth. Shockingly, decriminialisation will also making sex-selective abortion - the killing of girls for the crime of bei...

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Petition World Bank to support renewable energy

CAFOD has launched a petition calling on Melanie Robinson, the UK’s representative at the World Bank, to support local, renewable energy that benefits poor communities, so that everyone can achieve their God-given potential.

Veronica, 16, dreams of finishing school and representing the women of her country in Parliament. But with no access to electricity to help her do her homework...

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Salisbury: Campaigners to call on CoE to divest from ExxonMobil + petition

On Wednesday morning, the day of ExxonMobil’s AGM, a coalition of faith and non-faith groups are staging events to call for the Church of England to divest from the company. Demonstrators will gather outside the Fawley refinery (SO45 1SQ) at 6.30-9am to hand leaflets to staff as they enter. Then at 4pm, faith and non-faith groups will gather for a Vigil outside Salisbury Cathedral ...

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Petition to support beatification of John Bradburne

The first International Conference on the life, poetry and thought of John Bradburne - poet, mystic, martyr, and father to lepers in what is now Zimbabwe, was held at the Universita per Stranieri di Perugia in March 2017.

As speakers and attendees at this conference, it was firmly believed that the cause for his beatification should proceed at the earliest opportunity, especially in the l...

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Petition to Westminster City Council asking them to take 50 refugees

I should be grateful if you would circulate the link to petition Westminster City Council to welcome 50 Syrian Refugees into the borough through the Home Office Vulnerable Persons Resettlement scheme.

Holy Apostles, Pimlico, is campaigning on this issue, together with other faith groups, plus Citizens UK and Refugees Welcome. The petition can be signed by anyone who works, lives or s...

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Pax Christi calls EU to suspend economic relations until Israel respects international law + PETITION

Illegal settlements on Palestinian land

In the wake of Israel's approval of the settlement expansion bill which legalises 4000 homes in illegal settlements, the EU Foreign Affairs Council stated that these settlements are contrary to international law and an obstacle to a negotiated peace agreement between Israel and Palestine. Furthermore the proposed meeting of the EU-Israel Association Council has been postponed.

Pax Christi...

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Calais: Catholic charity struggles to help stranded child refugees

Chlldren keep dry in plastic bags

While recent news has focussed on the UK government's decision to renege on their promise under the Dubs Amendment, to take 3,000 lone refugee children - volunteers in France are struggling to cope with hundreds of children - who've no longer even had the shelter of the 'Jungle' through this cold winter.

At the very end of January, the Calais Council registered a complaint agains...

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Campaigners urge Theresa May not to abandon lone child refugees + PETITION

image - Caritas Europa

Charities and groups working with unaccompanied child refugees have expressed grave concern after the government announced yesterday that it cancelled plans to bring 3,000 children to the UK. Phil Kerton, from Seeking Sanctuary, which works with Secours Catholique in Calais offering food, clothing and basic medical help to refugees, appealed for "individuals and faith groups to sp...

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Westminster J&P statement on President Trump and environment + petition

The Westminster Justice and Peace Commission have issued the following statement today

As Donald Trump takes up office as the President of the United States of America, we in Justice and Peace wish to flag up our concerns for global action on climate.

While both scientists and Pope Francis are calling for dramatic action against the climate crisis, it is most alarming to kn...

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COMPETITION: Win tickets to Scorsese season at the BFI

A major retrospective dedicated to the great filmmaker Martin Scorsese, is taking place at the British Film Institute on London's South Bank this January and February.

Highlights of the season include screenings of films from the director's back catalogue, including The Age of Innocence, with classics Goodfellas and Taxi Driver each getting cinema re-releases. Many films, shown accompanie...

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Archbishops from Iraq, Syria refused visas to attend cathedral consecration in London + PETITION

HRH Prince Charles at consecration service

Last week, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, St Paul's Cathedral, St George's Coptic Orthodox Cathedral, St John's Wood Synagogue and the Imam Khoei Islamic Centre in London were among hundreds of public buildings illuminated in blood-red light in an act of solidarity with those around the world suffering persecution because of their faith. During the day many schools, churches and c...

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Petition: Stop demolition of Calais Jungle

Prayers in camp's Eritrean Church pic ICN

The Calais refugee camp is under imminent threat of being demolished, meaning thousands of refugees will lose their tiny makeshift homes. With winter around the corner we need your support to stop this before its too late.

The rapid growth of the camp and the increasingly violen...

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London: St Gregory's wins national garden competition

Harvesting strawberries

St Gregory's Catholic Science College in Kenton, west London, has won 'Best School Garden' in a national garden competition run by TV gardener David Domoney's Cultivation Street - a campaign to promote and support community and school garden projects.

Over the last six years St Gregory's school garden has been transformed from two areas of unused wasteland into a thriving Eco Garden, whi...

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Petition: Save the Calais children

Lord Alfred Dubs, a child refugee who was rescued by the UK in 1938 writes: Terrified children are trapped in a refugee camp in Calais that a judge said was a "living hell" - but we have a chance to get 300 to Britain and safety in time for the new school term!

I was a child refugee once, fleeing the Nazis, and Britain took me in and saved my life. So when I hear thousands of un...

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