Calendar for Parishes for Justice and Peace Events 2016

January 17th       Peace Sunday

January 18-25th Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

January 24th       Racial Justice Sunday )

Homelessness Sunday )

February 7th       Church Action on Poverty (theme, the right to food)

( also national open day at mosques)

February 10th      Ash Wednesday (see J&P booklet, Lent Fast, Vegetarian Feast – go veggie for Lent!)

February 19th      CAFOD Fast Day

February 29th-March 13th Fairtrade Fortnight (theme ‘Sit down to breakfast, stand up for farmers’)

March 4th             Women’s World Day of Prayer  (theme ‘Receive children, receive me’ prepared by Cuba)

May 21st                Westminster Interfaith Walk in Kensington and Chelsea

June 20-26th        Refugee Week  (theme ‘Welcome’)

July 1st                    Centenary of Battle of the Somme

July 10th                 Sea Sunday/ Apostleship of the Sea

September 1st      Pope’s World Day of Creation

Sept 1st-Oct 4th  (feast of St Francis) Creation Season

October 7th           Harvest Fast Day

October 9th           Collection for Harvest Fast

Day of Prayer for Prisoners

November 13th     Remembrance Sunday (Peace and War, we are still in centenary of First World War)

November 20th     Close of Year of Mercy

November 27th      First Sunday of Advent

December 3rd         (St Francis Xavier) Migrants Day