May 2017 Events

Tues 2nd May – Catholic Worker Vigil for Refugees (every first Tues of the Month) 12.30 in front of the Foreign Office, King Charles St:  We pray for refugees and call for our government to ensure safe passage for refugees

 Wed 3rd May – Love your neighbour: welcoming others in the face of fear.  A group for Christians of all denominations interested in the work of St Ethelburga’s to strengthen Christian support for and awareness of the mission of the Centre, through prayer, discussion and worship. Discussion led by Canon Rev. George Newton on practicing love for your neighbour and welcoming others in the face of fear.  For more information contact Jane Morton on 0207 496 1610 or

 Tues 9/10 May – “Christian Responsibility to Dalits and Caste Discrimination  2-day Conference organised by The Christian Network Against Caste Discrimination. 10 AM – 05 pm, at Amigo Hall, St George’s Cathedral, London SE1 7Y.  CONTACT DETAILS:  Voice of Dalit International:  Email: , Tel: [0044] 0208 813 2380 / 07919247332, or Mr Jan Janoszka, Email: , Tel: 07572942799. Requested conference donation of £10 per day.

Sat 13th May – Annual General Meeting and Open Networking Day of National Justice & Peace Network at CAFOD, Romero House, 55 Westminster Bridge Road, London SE7 1JB. 10.30am to 4pm . Networking and Updates from around country.  Our Environment Working Party will lead a session to prepare for Creation Day and Creation Time (1 Sept – 4 Oct), looking at ideas and resources.  Tel:020 7901 4864 or  Email:

14-20 MayChristian Aid Week .  Fund raising by membersof various churches to help the needy throughout the world, regardless of religion or race, in over 60 countries, to improve their own lives and tackle the causes of poverty and injustice

Mon 15th MayInternational Conscientious Objector’s Day. Commemoration with short speeches, songs led by Sue Gilmurray, a minute’s silence and flowers laid at the stone, to remember the COs of all countries and all times..  Bring family, friends and a picnic for afterwards. 12 noon in Tavistock Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1 with Guest speakers: Sir Mark Rylance and Nick Jeffrey (Vietnam War draft resister).  Singing from 11am.   Organised by Christian CND.  For further info:

Tues 16 May – Catholic Worker Vigil for Refugees (every third Tues of the Month) 12:30pm, by the Home Office, Marsham Street: CW vigil. We pray for refugees and call for our government to ensure safe passage for refugees.

Tues 16 May – “Open Society under Threat?: A warning from history”  6.30pm.  A distinguished panel come to St. Paul’s Cathedral to explore the challenges facing nations and societies today, through the lens of history and the remarkable book Darkness over Germany. Speakers: Dr Rowan Williams, Baroness Butler-Sloss, Professor Maiken Umbach, Progessor Kurt Barling, with a response from Professor Lord Stern.  Register for free tickets at

Sat 20th MayAnnual Mass for Migrants The 12th Migrants Mass will be hosted this year by Brentwood Diocese for the first time at St Anthony of Padua, Forest Gate, London E7 9QB. In honour of St Joseph the Worker. Every year, the Dioceses of Westminster, Southwark & Brentwood  celebrate the contributions being made by the migrant workers in the country. Bishop Alan Williams  will be the main celebrant .

Sat 20th May – 32nd Annual Multi-Faith Pilgrimage for Peace in Hertfordshire and North London. Starts at Arnos Grove at 9.15am Gathering at Our Lady of Lourdes, RC Church, 373 Bowes Road N11 1AA. Ends at Nanak Darbar – North London Gurdwara, 136 High Road, London N11 1PJ. Travel by coach   Please book early to reserve a seat .(around 100 places available only) Organised by Westminster Interfaith.  Enquiries to , or check on the website:

Sat 20th MayReligion in Colombia: Supporting or spoiling peace?  What role might religion play in the future of peace in Colombia? Rodeemos el Diálogo will facilitate a dialogue between ex-Archbishop of Canterbury Dr. Rowan Williams and a panel of experts on Colombian politics and human rights in our unique historical space. For more information contact Claire Chou Doran on 0207 496 1612 or

Sun 21st MayFaiths In Tune   London Interfaith Music Festival, British Museum

Sat 3rd JunePax Christi Annual Gathering 2017 at Maria Fidelis School.  Register for tickets at

Fri 9th JuneJ&P Visit to North London Waste Recycling Centre, Edmonton   to see how our household waste gets recycled and why. Time 10.30 to 12.00.   Meet 9.30am. at the Justice and Peace office, 4 Vincent Rd, London N15 3QH,   0208 888 4222

Fri 910th June – Protest, Power & Change is the theme of the 2017 Peace History Conference.  Organised by MAW in partnership with Imperial War Museums. Among topics on the programme will be ‘Fewer Bombs, More Jobs: The Lucas Aerospace Combine Shop Stewards’ Alternative Plan 1976’ and ‘Lysistrata in the Rainforest: the women’s nonviolent campaign which ended the civil war in Liberia’. PHC 2017 is timed to coincide with the exhibition ‘People Power: Fighting for Peace’ at IWM London.   (Exhibition ends 28 August)  The Museum is the venue for the Saturday conference:  IWM Lambeth Road, SE1 6HZ.

Friday 9th June .  Afternoon walk along London Peace Trail (starts 3.30pm  Tavistock Sq) and at 7.30pm the acclaimed play ‘This Evil Thing’ performed by Michael Mears (at Oasis Hub Waterloo, 1a Kennington Road SE1 7QP). e-booking for Conference, with add-on options for Peace Trail and/or Play

Sat 17 June – No Need for Nuclear: the Renewables are Here. CND hosts this one day national conference to discuss how renewable energy can and should replace nuclear energy production. Tickets £10/£5 10:15am-5pm (Registration and refreshments from 9:45am) Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London. Contact  / 020 7700 2393