North West Justice and Peace Bulletin for June


Anne O'Connor

Anne O'Connor

A tribute to peace activist Fr Daniel Berrigan, Cardinal Nichols' welcome to the new Mayor of London, a series of articles on homelessness action, and a campaign to end tax havens are all contained in the June bulletin of the North West region, linked to the National Justice and Peace Network. It is produced jointly by the dioceses of Lancaster, Liverpool, Salford, Shrewsbury and Wrexham.

The bulletin carries a report of the launch on 20 May of 'Feeding Liverpool', a group bringing together people who are concerned about food poverty in Liverpool. Speakers included Louise Ellman MP, Stephen Twigg MP, Niall Cooper (National Director of Church Action on Poverty), Lynda Batterbee (Area Manager for the Trussell Trust), and Archbishop Malcolm McMahon (Roman Catholic Archbishop of Liverpool).

This summer, a Lampedusa Cross is under-going a pilgrimage across the Diocese of Shrewsbury. The iconic cross will travel each week to a different parish, giving parishioners an opportunity to see it and pray for refugees. This and other Lampedusa crosses were made by Francesco Tuccio, a carpenter from the Italian island of Lampedusa, who has used timber from capsized refugee boats in the Mediterranean for the crosses.

Among the diary dates there are details of a One Climate One World Campaign Event called 'Power to the People' at St Anne's Ormskirk Parish Centre, Ormskirk on Sunday 10 July from 1.30 - 4.15pm (with Sunday Mass at 4.30pm). Speakers include Takura Gwatinyanya, Programme Manager at Caritas Harare in Zimbabwe, who will talk about Climate Change experiences and responses. Maria Elena Arana, CAFOD's Campaign Coordinator, will provide details of Climate Week 10-16 October, encouraging local actions; Fr Michael Fitzsimons will give an input based around his reflection on the Pilgrimage to Paris in December 2015 for the Paris climate talks.

The full NJPN NW J&P Bulletin can be accessed at:

https://jpshrewsbury.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/njpn-nw-justice-and-peace-e-bulletin-june-2016.pdf

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