Justice, Peace & Environment

Recruiting now: Ecumenical Accompaniers in Palestine & Israel

.The Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine & Israel (EAPPI) has just opened a recruitment process for new volunteer Ecumenical Accompaniers (human rights monitors) to serve in the West Bank in 2019.

The EAPPI provides protection by presence, monitors human rights abuses, supports Israeli and Palestinian peace activists and advocates for an end to the occupation.

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Khartoum: Bishop welcomes day of prayer for South Sudan and DRC

Bishop Daniel Adwok

A Sudanese bishop has welcomed the Holy Father's call to pray and fast for peace in South Sudan and Democratic Republic Congo (DRC) tomorrow. (Friday, 23 February).

Auxiliary Bishop Daniel Adwok of Khartoum said "terror reigns" in neighbouring South Sudan. He told Aid to the Church in Need: "The war in South Sudan has created mass displacements in many parts of the land… the destruction...

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Portsmouth: Bishop Philip Egan to lead Lent Social Justice Assembly

Portsmouth Diocese is holding a Social Justice Assembly for Lent, with Bishop Philip Egan, on Saturday 3rd March 10am to 3pm. The venue is St Bede's Church, Popley Way, Basingstoke RG24 9DX. All are welcome.

The day takes the theme: 'Christian Choices in our Common Home Everyday responses to the cry of the poor and the Earth, highlighting fairtrade'

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Coventry: Talk by Jeff Halper, 'Where are we headed in Israel/Palestine?'

Jeff Halper will be speaking in Coventry this Wednesday 21st February. Jeff Halper is an American-born anthropologist, author, lecturer, and political activist who has lived in Israel since 1973. He is a co-founder of The People Yes! Network (TPYN) and the former Director of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD).

Halper has written several books on the Israeli-Palestinia...

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DR Congo, South Sudan: Pope calls for day of prayer and fasting for world peace

Pope Francis has called for a "special day of prayer and fasting for peace in the world" this Friday, 23 February 2018. The day of prayer is especially aimed at prayers for peace in the conflict-stricken nations of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and South Sudan. Catholics and other Christians as well as followers of other religions and people of good are invited to join in this event.

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Jesuits in Britain 'going green'

The Jesuits in Britain will be 'going green' on 1 April 2018.

Nineteen out of the twenty-two Catholic dioceses in England and Wales have got together and formed Interdiocesan Fuel Management LTD (IFM) a not-for-profit company, in which they have taken shares.

The Jesuits in Britain, along with other Catholic organisations, have come to an agreement that all their energy use should ...

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Ash Wednesday prayers at the MoD

Peace campaigners from Leamington Spa

A record number of people braved freezing rain yesterday, Ash Wednesday, to take part in the annual procession and prayer vigil outside the Ministry of Defence in Whitehall, London. Their message was clear: get rid of nuclear weapons/support the Nuclear Ban Treaty!

Organised by Pax Christi, Christian CND and London Catholic Worker, participants included students from Trinity Catholic Scho...

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Liverpool parish wins livesimply award

Fr Godric Timney and Paul Kelly with St Anne's hard-working parishioners and their livesimply award

Parishioners from St Anne's, Ormskirk, have been rewarded for their efforts to live simply, sustainably and in solidarity with people living in poverty with CAFOD's livesimply award.

Members of the parish community have been busy planning and completing initiatives to change their everyday actions to become more environmentally friendly and in solidarity with people in poverty.


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Ash Wednesday witness to nuclear war preparations

In the cities of Glasgow, Liverpool and London, Ash Wednesday (14 February) will be celebrated by Christian peacemakers making public the invitation to repentance and change with a special focus on turning away from current Government policies on nuclear war preparations.

In Glasgow the witness will be held at the Faslane Trident Naval Base. In Liverpool a service begins at St Luke's, the...

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Columban Legacy on Justice, Peace and Ecology

Columban Advocacy worker Julia Corcoran with Vocation for Justice

The Spring 2018 Vocation for Justice focuses on Columban legacy in the area of Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation (JPIC). It links in the Columban Centenary celebrations this year under the theme 'Sharing Gospel Joy'.

In his Editorial Fr Peter Hughes points out that Columbans carry out mission "from the standpoint of solidarity with the poor". The Columbans are proud to work alo...

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London: Peace activists cleared of obstructing arms fair

Four peace activists have been found not guilty of charges arising from blockading the world's largest arms fair held last year by Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEi) in East London. As truckloads of equipment arrived, Quakers, Pax Christi, Fellowship of Reconciliation, Wake Up, and Anglican Pacifist Fellowship were among those peacefully protesting with other faith g...

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International Women's Day - women thank Pope Francis!

Thursday, 8 March - is International Women's Day. Women around the world are writing to Pope Francis to thank him for his leadership on peace, nonviolence and disarmament and to share a vision of peace with him.

'International relations cannot be held captive to military force, mutual intimidation, and the parading of stockpiles of arms.' - Pope Francis, November 2017 ...

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Booking now: Annual Justice & Peace Conference 'In the Shelter of Each Other the People Live'

Sarah Teather, Director of Jesuit Refugee Service UK, John Grogan MP, Rev Al Barrett, Rector of an ecumenical partnership in Birmingham and David McLoughlin from Newman University will be the main speakers at this year's Annual Justice & Peace Conference, which takes place at the Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick from 20 - 22 July 2018.

The theme of the conference is: 'In the Shelter of E...

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London: Trial of arms fair peace campaigners set to begin

The banner reads: 'Theresa May - Who would Jesus sanction, starve and blow to pieces? #STOP DSEI

On Thursday, eight campaigners, including members of Christian peace groups, will stand trial at Stratford Magistrates Court for blocking the road and stopping tanks and weaponry from entering Defence & Security Equipment International (DSEI), one of the world's biggest arms fairs, when it was in London last September.

The trial is expected to last four days. Four of the defendants, N...

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