October November 2016 Events

Sat 1st – 8th Oct
Introduction to Edible Forest Gardening
1- 2 October 2016 Course presented by ecological design practice Natural Flow.  This two day course will cover:

how a forest garden functions, design elements of a forest garden, useful permaculture design principles, building compost, biofertilisers and soil fertility For more information contact hello@thequadrangletrust.com

Sat 1st Oct
Gandhi Foundation Annual Lecture
12noon, St Martin in the Fields, London

Dr Rowan Williams will be talking on ‘Ethics, Empathy & Peacemaking.’
Register on Eventbrite http://bit.ly/2ch4ugu

Mon 3rd Oct
Who is my neighbour? The Ethics of Global Relationships

7 – 9.30 pm at St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London with speaker Michael Northcott, Professor of Ethics at New College in the University of Edinburgh, and an Anglican priest. To book a FREE place go to https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/michael-northcott-my-neighbour-and-the-ecological-crisis-tickets-26346129984

Protecting our Cities: a message from Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Five Hibakusha (survivors of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki) will share their individual experiences of the effects of nuclear weapons on their cities. Discussion on the humanitarian effects of nuclear weapons and their potential impact on cities in the UK and Ireland. 3pm-7:30pm Friends House, 173-177 Euston Road, London. Please confirm  attendance to: Sean Morris, Principal Policy Officer and UK and Ireland Mayors for Peace Secretary, Manchester City Council, Town Hall Extension (Level 5), Lloyd Street, Manchester, M60 2LA, Tel: 44 (0)161 234 3244 I Mobile: 44 (0)7771 930196.

Tues 4th Oct
Women as Agents of Change Panel Discussion 6:30pm, Tuesday 4th October at St James’s Church, Piccadilly.  JustShare brings together experts  on role of women in creating a fairer world for everyone.   Panellists:  Christina Rees, CBE, writer, broadcaster and activist within the Church of England, Katie Allen, Policy & Programme Grants Manager at Women for Women International, Anneke van Woudenberg, Deputy Director of the Africa Division, Human Rights Watch and Chaired by Rev Lucy Winkett

We Love Immigration – Comedy Benefit Evening Starts at 8.00pm at  Leicester Square Theatre,  6 Leicester Pl, London WC2H 7BX Enjoy a night of comedy supporting the work of Migrants’ Rights Network. All proceeds to Migrants’ Rights Network.  TICKETS £21 full price, £15 concessions.  https://leicestersquaretheatre.ticketsolve.com/shows/873558674/events

Wed 5th Oct
World Mission Day Conference 10.30 am – 3.30pm at Heythrop College, London W8 5HN

Speaker: Fr Robert O’Neil MHM Learning from the past to shape the future: The contribution of the Church in England & Wales to overseas mission and its enduring legacy.

Free lunch provided. Registration essential  www.cmu.org.uk/conference or 01704 533708

The Death of God and the War on Terror  (Theos Annual Lecture) lecture by Professor Terry Eagleton at One Birdcage Walk. Doors will open at 6.30pm for a 7.00pm start, and the lecture will be followed by a drinks reception.    Directions:   http://www.onebirdcagewalk.com/contact-us  (venue phone number: 020 7973 1248).   Email    events@theosthinktank.co.uk   or telephoning 020 7828 7777.

What is Meaningful Work? 6:30pm – 8:00pm (doors open at 6pm) in Wolfson Theatre, LSE New Academic Building.  Register for tickets at whatismeaningfulwork.eventbrite.com.

Organised by St Paul’s Institute in partnership with the LSE Faith Centre, LSE Life and LSE Careers.

Thurs 6th October
Faith and Resistance to the War on Terror.
 6.45-8.30pm at Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church, 235, Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8EP.  The event is free but donations are welcome. Tickets available via Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/faith-and-resistance-to-the-war-on-terror-tickets-27583255259    Moazzem Begg (former Guantanamo Bay detainee) with Chris Cole (director of Drone Wars UK and a Christian peace activist) about state, violence, incarceration and action for justice, peace, dignity and rights. Chaired by Pat Gaffney, general secretary of Pax Christi UK.  Further information and media: Simon Barrow, Ekklesia – 07850 120413 simonbarrowuk@gmail.com   

Business, Markets and the Common Good: the Challenge of Laudato Si’ 6.30pm
Public discussion with Speakers: Dr Sam Gregg, The Acton Institute, USA, Fr Augusto Zampini Davies, CAFOD, Sian Ferguson, The Sainsburys Family Trust, Fr Séamus Finn MI, Interfaith Center for Corporate Responsibility, USA, Moderator: James Featherby, Chair of The Bible Society and  CofE Ethical Investment Group at St Michael’s Cornhill, City of London. Free. Register via Eventbrite http://bit.ly/MarketsOct6  Presented by Together for the Common Good in association with the Benedict XVI Centre, St Mary’s University Twickenham, CCLA, Social Stock Exchange and St Michael’s, Cornhill.

Fri 7th Oct
CAFOD Harvest Fast Day. Weekend for CAFOD Harvest talks and distribution of envelopes in Parishes Sunday 2nd October Weekend of Harvest Fast Day second collection Sunday 9th October. Further info & resources: 02084496970 or email us at westminster@cafod.org.uk

CAFOD Online lunchtime talk: Join the Journey – CAFOD’s work in Bolivia.  Join CAFOD online this Harvest Fast Day from 1-2pm to hear how your support can change lives in Bolivia. Hear from Nikki Evans, Programme Officer Bolivia, about latest projects there .  Joining an online talk is easy. Register with your email address and you are ready to start! If you have any questions please contact Eleanor at eheans-glogowska@cafod.org.uk  or call 0207 095 5332.

Sat 8th Oct
Stand up to racism conference 2016 
10:30 – 16:30  Friends Meeting House, Euston Rd, NW1 2BJ.  Speakers: Diane Abbott MP, Kate Osamor MP, Journalist Owen Jones, Kevin Courtney NUT Acting General Secretary, Claude Moraes MEP, Maurice Wren, Refugee Council Chief Exec, Talha Almad Muslim Council of Britain, Mark Serwotka PCS Gen Sec, Sally Hunt UCU Gen Sec,Weyman Bennett and Sabby Dhalu Stand up to Racism. Register at   https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/confronting-the-rise-in-racism-stand-up-to-racism-national-conference-2016-tickets

Sat 8-16 Oct
CAFOD Week of Action on the Climate. See link for information and resources:  http://cafod.org.uk/Campaign/One-Climate-One-World/Speak-Up-week-of-action

Sun 9th Oct
Festival of Philippine Culture & Heritage Workshops being delivered in the Festival of Philippine Culture & Heritage to educate, inspire and bring young people of Filipino descent together. At 13:00 – 17:00 in the  Community Hall – Fountayne Business Centre Broad Lane, London, N15 4AG  Book for respective workshops which are

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/festival-of-philippine-culture-heritage-arts-workshops-tattoos-textiles-tickets-26708028432   OR  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/festival-of-philippine-culture-heritage-music-workshops-tickets-26702339416

Sun 16th Oct
A new UN treaty for banning nuclear weapons public meeting.
With local experts  Rebecca Sharkey (UK co-ordinator of International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons) and Tim Wallis ( ‘The Truth about Trident: Disarming the Nuclear Argument’). 3-4:30pm The Old Church, Stoke Newington Church St, N16. Contact  lizmeditates@gmail.com

Mon 17th Oct
My neighbour the refugee 7-9.30 pm at St Martin in the Fields, Trafalgar Square, London  
with speaker Sarah Teather,  former MP and Director of Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) UK.whose work has taken her all over the world visiting JRS projects in East Africa, the Middle East and many of the recent pressure points in Europe.   FREE : go to  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sarah-teather-my-neighbour-the-refugee-tickets-26346168098#tickets 

Sat 22nd Oct
Columban Missionaries present ‘Sharing Gospel Joy – Perspectives on Mission in Today’s World  11.30am – 4.30pm  Maria Fidelis RC School, Phoenix Rd,  NW1 1TA

On the eve of Mission Sunday for the people of Westminster Diocese, where Columbans are visiting parishes during 2016 for the annual Mission Appeal. Many  parishes we have visited  will be represented on the day, but spaces are limited. To book, please call 01564 772 096 or e-mail sharinggospeljoy@columbans.co.uk Free, but voluntary donation of £5 per person welcome. Lunch  provided.

CAFOD Prayer writing workshop  9:30am ‐ 04:30pm at Assumption Religious, Milleret House, 20 Kensington Square, London W8 5HH. Interactive workshop to reflect on tackling poverty and injustice overseas, and explore ways of expressing these through prayer writing. Overnight accommodation is available on the Friday evening, but please note this is on a first come, first served basis.

Mon 24th Oct
My neighbour beyond fear and discrimination 7-9.30 pm  St Martin in the Fields, Trafalgar Square, with speaker Sarah Coakley  Sarah Coakley, Professor of Divinity at the University of Cambridge, Anglican canon at Ely Cathedral. She is a leading scholar in the fields of Philosophy of Religion and Theological Ethics and has wide interdisciplinary interests. FREE:  go to https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sarah-coakley-my-neighbour-beyond-fear-and-discrimination-tickets-26346186152

Tues 25th Oct
Uniting for Peace Annual Conference.
This event will highlight tensions in eastern Europe between USA/NATO, EU and Russia and the dangers to peace. 6.30 – 8.30pm. Room 4a, House of Lords, London SW1A 0PW. 020 7791 1717 vijay@vmpeace.org www.unitingforpeace.org

Wed 26th Oct
The Annual Service Of Commemoration for those who have died homeless in London is held each November at St Martin-in-the-Fields. During the service the names of all those homeless or formerly homeless people who have died are read out – please send  names of those you know to have died since November 2015 to Housing Justice info@housingjustice.org.uk by 26th October. All are welcome.  – See more at: http://www.housingjustice.org.uk/events.php#sthash.syu8k6eo.dpuf

Sat 29th Oct
Church and Peace:“And they shall live secure” (Micah 5,4). This day of reflection and discussion will look at what makes us secure, and what makes us insecure, and how our faith fits into this.  Keynote speaker: Simon Barrow (director of Ekklesia : http://www.ekklesia.co.uk ) 10.30 – 4. Quaker Meeting House, 40 Bull St, Birmingham B4 6AF. Registration and further information. Barbara Forbes  forbesbarbarae@yahoo.co.uk

Mon 31st Oct
My neighbour, my nation and the presidential election 7-9.30 pm at St Martin in the Fields, Trafalgar Square, London with speaker Stanley Hauerwas who  is the Gilbert T. Rowe Emeritus Professor of Divinity and Law at Duke University, North Carolina. His work has been to show that theological convictions make no sense unless they are actually embodied in our lives. To book a FREE place go to https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/stanley-hauerwas-my-neighbour-my-nation-and-the-presidential-election-tickets-26346205209

Tues 1st Nov
Rutilio, Romero and Pope Francis 
 lecture in the  Amigo Hall, Southwark Cathedral, Lambeth Rd, SE1 7HY at 16.00.  Organised by Archbishop Romero Trust in conjunction with CAFOD and Pax Christi with guest speaker Fr Rodolfo Cardenal S.J,  Central American Jesuit and Director of the Monseñor Romero Centre at  the Jesuit University in El Salvador. He is a surviving colleague of the six Jesuit martyrs killed on the UCA campus in 1989. . He is a historian and has written the biography of his Jesuit confrére, Fr Rutilio Grande, assassinated in March 1977 and now on the road to beatification.

Thurs 3rd Nov
“Refugee Communities Speak Out”. 
From 9.30 to 1.30 pm at Committee Room 1, Islington Town Hall, Upper Street, London, N1 2UD. Organised by Islington Refugee Forum (IRF) contact: Janan Aljabiri: info@islingtonrefugeeforum.org or call on:  0207 832 5847

Sun 13th Nov
Enfield Justice and Peace Group’s 18th Fairtrade Fayre in the Mount Carmel Centre, London Road, Enfield EN2 6DS from the end of the 9.15 Mass (about 10.10) until after the 12.00 noon Mass (about 13.30).  (Note this is Rememberance Sunday)

Wed 26th Nov
A Call to Action (ACTA) 4th National Conference. “The Evolving Church. Where are we going with Pope Francis?” with speakers Werner Jeanrond and Tina Beattie, also plenty of time for questions and discussion.  1.30-4.30 in Holy Apostles Hall, Cumberland Street, Pimlico, London, SW1V 4LY.  £15 and free for everyone under 25. Please bring a packed lunch.  Book at acalltoaction.org.uk