Justice, Peace & Environment


Christians to pray at UK fracking site

Christians from across the UK and a range of denominational backgrounds will be meeting to pray at a site in Nottinghamshire threatened with fracking on Wednesday 20th June 2018. Members of Christian Climate Action will be joined by local people in a prayer vigil from 12.30-4.30pm at a site on Tinker Lane near Blyth. IGas has planning permission to carry out exploratory drilling for ...

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US Catholic Institutions declare 'we are still in' Paris Climate Agreement

Nearly 600 US Catholic institutions - including dioceses, communities of men and women religious, health care systems, universities, as well as parishes and schools - signed the Catholic Climate Declaration that affirms the Paris Agreement and supports actions to meet its goals.

The Declaration responds to President Trump's decision to withdraw the US from the Agreement, is in solidarity ...

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Campaigners protest against arms conference in Church House

Peace campaigners are planning to demonstrate outside Church House, Westminster tomorrow morning,Tuesday 19 June, as the building is once again hosting a military-related conference organised by the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) and sponsored by some of the world's largest arms producing companies.

Church House is the main administrative building of the Church of England.

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Keeping hope alive in Calais

A Care4Calais volunteer writes: Today I asked one of the young men from Eritrea how people keep going, how they were still so hopeful, given the troubled lives they lead. I wondered out loud if their faith and religion was a big part of it. He answered yes, but that community was a big part of their culture as well. Intrigued, I asked more questions, and the answers blew me away. ...

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Faith leaders' invitation to join Season of Creation

Ahead of the Season of Creation, faith leaders have issued the following letter today:

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, "But ask the beasts, and they will teach you; the birds of the heavens, and they will tell you; or the bushes of the earth, and they will teach you; and the fish of the sea will declare to you. Who among all these does not know that the hand of t...

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Yemen: CAAT says UK is complicit in humanitarian catastrophe

The ongoing war in Yemen has reached an even more deadly stage, as the Saudi-led coalition began strikes against the port town of Hodeidah on Monday. Aid agencies and international organisations have warned that thousands of people will be killed in the strikes. The UK has licensed over £4.6 billion worth of arms to Saudi forces since the bombing of Yemen began in March 2015.

The town i...

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Families welcome at National J&P Conference

Garden at Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick

More families are invited to book in for this year's conference of the National Justice and Peace network at Swanwick in Derbyshire. There are discounts available for families with children, and some bursary funds to help families and young adults. And there are tailored programmes for children and youth.

The theme is: In the Shelter of Each Other th...

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Pax Christi welcomes Trump-Kim summit: first step to peace

Pax Christi International has welcomed today's first step towards rapprochement between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

In a statement they say: "This summit will make history if it enables the two parties to come to the negotiating table and lays a foundation for peace. We hope that the Singapore summit can lead to new relations between the two countries. D...

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Text: Ecumenical Patriarch at Ecological Symposium, Athens

Ecumenical Patriarch

His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I gave the following address at the Opening of the Ecological Symposium in the Athens Acropolis Museum, on 5 June 2018.

Your Eminences, Your Excellencies, Distinguished guests and beloved friends,

It is with great joy that we greet you at this 9th international, interdisciplinary and interfaith ecological symposium...

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Christian anti-nuclear campaigners welcome outcome of Singapore Summit

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The Christian Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament has welcomed the developments in Singapore where United States President Donald Trump has met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. While there has been no concrete promise that North Korea will give up its nuclear weapons, positive signs have emerged from the summit. In an agreement signed after the summit, the US and North Korea have p...

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Text: Pope's address to oil executives

Pope Francis gave the following address to top executives working in the oil, gas and other energy sectors who met in the Clementine Hall at the Vatican on Saturday, 9 June 2018. 'There is no time to lose: We received the earth as a garden-home from the Creator; let us not pass it on to future generations as a wilderness (cf. Laudato Si', 160).'

Your Eminence, D...

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Pope urges oil executives to convert to clean fuel

Neil Thorns, Director of Advocacy at CAFOD: 'If energy companies are serious about caring for our common home, they need to take Pope's advice'

Pope Francis on Saturday addressed participants at a Vatican conference dedicated to the need for a transition to clean energy.

Addressing some 40 participants in a Vatican conference dedicated to "Energy Transition and Care for our Common Home", Pope Francis said "civiliazation requires energy but energy use must not destroy civilization". The two-day conference that wrapped up on Saturd...

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Churches urged to divest from fossil fuels

Coal-fired power station in Poland

As the Church of England prepares to vote on fossil fuel divestment, a new report from Operation Noah, the ecumenical Christian climate change charity, looks at the role of all the Churches in the transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy.

The report, Fossil free Churches: Accelerating the transition to a brighter, cleaner future, argues that the speed of transition needs to accele...

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Westminster: Refugee Week Service and Workshop

Share the Journey is the theme of this year's Lampedusa Cross Service for Refugees and Migrants at Westminster Cathedral - as one of the events marking Refugee Week.

Organised by Westminster Justice and Peace, CARITAS and CAFOD the service is being held in a side chapel on Friday 15th June 6.15 for 6.30pm.

In response to Pope Francis' invitation to raise awareness of the rights of...

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