Autumn Justice & Peace Assembly
for Westminster, Southwark & Brentwood Dioceses
in conjunction with Missio
A joint Justice & Peace Assembly for the Dioceses of Westminster, Southwark & Brentwood, organised in conjunction with Missio, is to be held on Saturday 19th October 2013 10.30am-4.30pm at The Salvation Army – Regent Hall 275 Oxford Street London W1C 2DJ.
The programme for the Day includes talks on:
Faith, Justice, Peace and Mission – Patrick Lynch, Auxiliary Bishop of Southwark
Mission and Development – Kevin Dowling CSSR, Bishop of Rustenburg, South Africa
50 Years on from ‘Peace on Earth’ – Bruce Kent, Vice President CND, Pax Christi & Movement for Abolition of War
Scripture and Mission – Franciscan Missionaries of Mary
Bishop Kevin Dowling is bishop of Rustenburg in Sout Africa. He is visting the UK as a guest of Missio. Missio has been supporting his Diocese since its creation 25 years ago. In a diocese bigger than Wales, Bishop Kevin only has two dioceasan priests. However, his inspiring leadership has ensured that the Church is still one of the largest providers of education, pastoral, health and social care. The diocese runs the largest non-state AIDS and HIV programme in the country.
He will be speaking about Mission and Development at the Autumn Assembly. The support of the Church in England and Wales, through Missio, is vital to his work. We would be delighted if you can join us. You will have an opportunity to meet the Bishop after the assembly.
Bishop Pat Lynch is Chair of the Office for Migration Policy and is a member of the
Department of International Affairs. He is also Episcopal Chair of the Catholic Association for Racial Justice. Bishop Pat will set the scene for the day and speak on justice and mission.
Bruce Kent is Vice-President of Pax Chrisiti, Vice President of Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, and Vice President, Movement for the Abolition of War. Bruce will reflect on the one the Church’s most important document’s on peace – Pacem in Terris – 40 years after its publication.
Sr Marie Therese Chambers FMM and Sr Alberto Forson FMM of the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary will speak on Scripture and mission.