February and March Events

Wed 1 Feb, 1pm: Fellowship of St Ethelburga’s: Women’s interfaith council  Comfort Fearon will be introducing our conversation this month which will look at inter religious violence and its multiple underlying causes, particularly in Northern Nigeria, where violence is often perpetuated in the name of religion.  Comfort and her husband (Josiah Fearon, who is Secretary General of the Anglican Communion) brings deep experience to this issue and to the work of peacebuilding generally. St Ethelburga’s Church,78 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AG    020 7496 1610

Sun 5th  Feb     Muslim Welfare House Neighbourhood Open Day as part of the national #Visitmymosque  initiative.  12.00-17.00  All welcome:Exhibition, films and tour of the mosque, as well as henna and Arabic calligraphy. Please RSVP  Ahmed Khelloufi,   ahmed@mwht.org.uk  Address: 233 Seven Sisters Road, London, N4 2DA   See also Finsbury Park Mosque eighth annual neighbourhood open day and  local initiatives, part  of the Muslim Council of Britain).

Tuesday 6th Feb      7-9pm   Science, Justice, Faith and Care for the Earth: An interdisciplinary discussion on Pope Francis’ Encyclical Letter, Laudato Si’  A panel of eminent speakers including  Prof Clare Grey, Richard Solly of London Mining Network, Dr Martin Poulsom  of Heythrop College.   Prof Anne Power of LSE will chair. Explore the science, faith, and action required to deal with climate change!  Venue:  Cruciform Building, UCL at 7 pm, for this free event.. Event is organised by the Newman House Chaplaincy and Westminster Justice and Peace. Register at http://laudatosiucl.eventbrite.com

Tues 7th Feb     Tales of Refuge      7:00 PM  – A screening of “Welcome to Canada”, a new film from the Global Oneness Project – will be followed by conversation with writer and traveller along the migrant trail, Bruna Kadletz, and Executive director of the Global Oneness Project Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee.
St Ethelburga’s Church,78 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AG    020 7496 1610

Wed 8th  Feb     After the Jungle, 7:00pm – 9:00pm Caritas Westminster and Capital Mass are hosting an event for those interested in finding out more about the situation in Calais after the destruction of the refugee camp. Come along to hear about the work of Brother Johannes at the Maria Skobtsova House, see two short films made by refugees living in the camp, and discuss the next steps for helping refugees.  RSVP to caritaswestminster@rcdow.org.uk or follow this link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/after-the-jungle-what-next-tickets-30072945991    At: Christ Church Spitalfields, Commercial St, London E1 6LY, UK.

Tues 14th Feb   Show the Love  Green Hearts Campaign. See Climate Coalition website for ideas of how to show that you want to survive climate change.  www.climatechange.org

Saturday 18 February 2017  10.30 – 4.00  NJPN Open Networking Day  Oxford Place Centre, Oxford Place, Leeds LS1 3AX   ‘Towards a Listening Church’  A joint day with Leeds Justice & Peace Commission  Book at:

Sat 25 Feb, 11am: People of the Earth – sowing seeds of human connection  Hosted and organised by participants of our People of the Earth programme, this will be a day of connection and creativivity for refugees, asylum seekers, Londoners, and relevant organisations. Music, food, traditional story telling, exhibitions, and conversation will be on offer.   St Ethelburga’s Church,78 Bishopsgate, London EC2N 4AG    020 7496 1610


Wed 1st Mar   London Ash Wednesday Witness against nuclear weapons

Horseguards Avenue  3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Tues 7th Mar, 14th Mar, 21st Mar and 28th Mar from 7pm to 8.30pm Westminster Diocese Lent Talks 2017  Season of “Faith Matters” talks, organised by the Agency for Evangelisation..  .  Building on the Holy Year of Mercy and the Holy Father’s recent letter at the close of the Year inviting us to go on opening new doors of mercy, we have chosen “Faces of Mercy” as the theme of our four talks.  Speakers include  Fr Geoffrey Wheaton SJ, Sarah Teather, Peter Scott and Mgr. Roger Reader.   Main conference room at Vaughan House, Francis Street SW1P 1QN