- April – Elections … Planning for the General Election In the run up to the election many local church and inter-faith groups organise hustings in their area to enable those interested to meet and question their candidates at first hand. Christians in Politics have launched Show Up at : http://www.christiansinpolitics.org.uk/showup/ See also CAFOD/CSAN briefings, Vocation for Justice questions http://www.columbans.co.uk/resources/publications/vocation-for-justice-magazine/ and the Network of Christian Peace Organisations election briefing on the Pax Christi website, www.paxchristi.org.uk
Wed 1st April Pray and Fast for the Climate with our own family and friends in our own community. See our leaflet on Pray and Fast for the Climate. Join in an event or organise your own. April is Care4Creation month, designated by the Catholic Climate Movement, which promotes Pope Francis’s call for prayer and action for climate. See their Facebook page, Global Catholic Climate Movement, and website.
- Fri+Sat 10th/11th April Festival of Ideas 2015. Open Generation – a project run by the Migrants’ Rights Network – are taking over Rivington Place for a weekend of films, talks, workshops and exhibits dedicated to exploring how young people feel about migration and being part of a global community.
Autograph ABP, Rivington Place, London, EC2A 3BA (map)
Book your FREE ticket!
- Mon 13th April Global day of Action on Military Spending and Climate Change
- Wed 22nd April The Election and Immigration organised by London Churches Refugee Network
A Meeting will be held on preparing for the General Election at Trinity House,Newcomen Room, 4 Chapel Court, off Borough High Street Southwark,London SE1 1HW
Speakers: Terry Drummond Recently retired Urban and Public Policy Adviser Diocese of Southwark; Vaughan Jones Director Ekklesia; Louise Zanre Director Jesuit Refugee Service UK. 5.30 Refreshments and Registration. 6pm until 8pm Presentations
- Thurs 23rd April Climate Change and the Common Good: The Cultural Challenge
6.30pm (doors open at 6pm)
St Faith’s Chapel, Crypt of St Paul’s Cathedral
This public event, organised in partnership with the Diocese of London, will explore the behavioural and organisational changes needed to mitigate climate change.
The Rt Revd Nicholas Holtam, Bishop of Salisbury (keynote)
Stephen Howard, Chief Executive of Business in the Community
Laurence Brahm, Author and Social Entrepreneur
Bryony Worthington, Baroness Worthington and Founder of Sandbag
Chaired by the Revd Canon Prof. Richard Burridge, Dean of Kings College London
free and open to all, but registration is essential.
To register for tickets please visit: climatechangeculture.eventbrite.com
- Fri 24th April Music Workshop for the St Joseph the Worker Mass. 7-9pm at Amigo Hall, St George’s Cathedral. The workshops will be run by Frances Novillo. To book a place please contact the
Southwark JPIC Office, Cathedral House, Westminster Bridge Rd., London SE1 7HY
Phone: 0207 928 9742 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
web site: www.southwarkjandp.co.uk This is primarily for those who have attended previous practices. Last one before the big Mass!
- Sat 25th April Southwark J and P 2015 Spring Assembly from 10.30 to 4.00 in the New Barn, Aylesford Priory
“From prayer to action and back again – learning and doing together”
A day to meet others, for discussion and discernment of how to work together in the run up to the General Election and beyond. Group Facilitators will include Susan Kambalu (CAFOD), Louise Zanre (JRS), Barbara Wilson (London Citizens), Daniel Hale and James Trewby (Columbans)
- Wed 29th April Beyond Election Day: Power, Money, Government and Responsibility 6.30pm, St Paul’s Cathedral, London EC4M 8AD
One week before the election, St Paul’s Institute, in partnership with Theos and Together for the Common Good, will bring together key speakers to help us form this fresh moral vision in a public discussion held under the historic dome of St Paul’s Cathedral. How do we get politics and business working for the common good? What role should personal judgement and mutual responsibility play in our commercial and social decision-making? How can we harness relationships with clear purpose for the long-term benefit of all?
And… what will make this real – and not just utopian fantasy?
Speakers: Prof. Craig Calhoun – Director, London School of Economics and Political Science
Loretta Minghella OBE – Chief Executive, Christian Aid, Conor Kehoe – Director, McKinsey & Company
This event is free to attend, but registration is essential. Audience questions will be taken.
To register for tickets please visit: beyondelectionday.eventbrite.com
- Wed 29th April TAPOL Demonstration to call for free and open access to Papua following successful rallies around the release of Papuan political prisoners in Indonesia last year.
At the Indonesian Embassy – London,UK, 38 Grosvenor Square, W1K 2HW London, United Kingdom from 12:00 to 15:00
Fri 1st May CLIMATE CHANGES EVERYTHING: A VIGIL OF HOPE & SOLIDARITY – Part of the Pray and Fast for the Climate Movement, 6.00pm – 8.00pm – Maria Assumpta Chapel & Milleret House Library, 23 Kensington Square, London W8 5HN
Join us after the vigil to break our fast and share refreshments.
RSVP: Fleur Dorrell – email@example.com
- Mon May 4th Mass in honour of St Joseph the Worker. Tenth ‘Migrants Mass’, also celebrates the Tablet’s 175th Anniversary. At St George’s Cathedral with principal celebrant Archbishop Peter Smith. Join workers, migrants and civic leaders in a joyous morning of reflection and celebration in support of all Migrant Workers. Please arrive by 10.30. Buffet lunch afterwards for all, sponsored by The Tablet as part of their celebrations. Parishes are encouraged to take part, bringing their banners by 10.15 to the Amigo Hall adjacent to the Cathedral, Lambeth Road, SE1 6HR