February 2018 events

Thurs Feb 22nd This Evil Thing a play by Michael Mears about conscientious objectors. 7pm at St Augustine’s Church, 49 Mattison Road, London N4 1BG, buses 29, 141, 341. Tubes Turnpike Lane or Manor House. Entrance free. Information at www.conscientiousobjectorsremembered.com hfwwpf@yahoo.com

Fri Feb 23rd Lent Fast Day This Lent we are working to combat malnutrition in Zimbabwe. Hunger can kill children, but CAFOD is providing seeds, fencing and farming training for families and communities so that everyone has enough to eat. CAFOD talk at masses in parish weekend before Lent Family Fast Day on 17 & 18 February, when the envelopes are normally distributed. CAFOD collection weekend after Family Fast day, 24 & 25 February, when the CAFOD envelopes are collected

Sat Feb 24th Safe Passage Training. Safe Passage is the organisation which has lobbied fairly successfully for more unaccompanied child asylum seekers to be admitted to the UK. They have enabled over 1100 to come in from across Europe and have recently held actions to highlight the iniquitous Calais situation. Westminster J&P is represented in this campaign. All are welcome to come. Sign up and get more information about the training here: https://actionnetwork.org/events/building-britains-welcome .

Mon Feb 26th-Sun Mar 11th FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT
At Justice and Peace we are asking: Could everyone hold a ‘Big Brew’ during the Fortnight, and send a picture in? Teaparties or coffee mornings across the diocese using Fairtrade goods, would be a great way to celebrate the diocese’s Fairtrade commitment. We will collate your pictures on our Facebook page for all to enjoy. And don’t forget to tweet your pictures with #westminsterbigbrew.
‘For hundreds of years we were taught to serve, to be workers. Now with Fairtrade we are entrepreneurs.’ Marcial Quintero, banana grower in Panama

Monday 2nd – 11th April Westminster Justice and Peace Intergenerational Pilgrimage for Europe Booking now! What will YOUR Europe look like? We will visit places which symbolise Europe as a place of reconciliation, peace and human rights. While we are leaving the EU, we cannot leave our continent! We must continue to cherish the links developed over years, decades and centuries, and make them stronger.
Contact justice@rcdow.org.uk Subsidies available for young people. Don’t miss the coach!

WANTED – VOLUNTEERS FOR JUSTICE & PEACE OFFICE – click here for more info.

ONLY 7 MORE PARISHES TO GO! Has your church signed up yet?! The Justice & Peace Commission continues to campaign to get parishes in the Diocese of Westminster affiliated to Fairtrade. Let’s make Westminster a Fairtrade Diocese in 2018!! MORE INFO FROM CAFOD, JUSTICE AND PEACE COMMISSION, FAIRTRADE FOUNDATION