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Lent 2023 booklet was written by Fr Dominic Robinson SJ and Colette Joyce from the Westminster Justice and Peace Commission for the Agency for Evangelisation. It is intended for small groups to use for faith sharing and prayer together but it may also be helpful for personal reflection.

The resource consists of five 60-90 minute sessions, each focusing on a theme covered by Justice and Peace, including poverty and homelessness, racial justice, care of creation, migrants and refugees, and peace. Each session explores the theme in the light of a piece of Scripture from the coming Sunday (beginning with the Second Sunday of Lent and finishing with Palm Sunday), prayer, a reflection on experience from a local example in Westminster diocese, and questions to support group sharing.

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For Further Exploration

Poverty, Cost-of-Living, Homelessness
Caritas Westminster
Central London Catholic Churches
St Vincent de Paul Society (SVP)
The Passage Day Centre

Racial Justice
Catholic Association for Racial Justice (CARJ)
Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales – Racial Justice Sunday
Diocese of Westminster Education Service – Racial Justice, Equality and Diversity

Care of Creation
CAFOD LiveSimply Award
Journey to 2030
Southern Dioceses Environment Network

Migrants & Refugees
Caritas Westminster
Jesuit Refugee Service – UK
Notre Dame de France Refugee Centre

Pax Christi

Resources for Lent: Independent Catholic News
Laudato Si’ Movement Lent Calendar

Other Links

Justice and Peace
National Justice and Peace Network (NJPN)
VaticanDicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development
Vatican Covid Commission

Catholics in England and Wales
Caritas Social Action Network (CSAN)
Catholic Bishops Conference of England and Wales

International Development
Christian Aid
Global Justice Now
Jubilee Debt Campaign

Trade Justice
Fair Trade Foundation
Trade Justice Movement

Environment, Climate, Care of Creation
The Climate Coalition – Westminster Justice & Peace are members
Faith for the Climate
Friends of the Earth
Global Catholic Climate Movement
Green Christian
Journey to 2030
Operation Noah
UN Climate Change Conference of Parties 26 (COP26) Glasgow 1-12 Nov 2021
Wild Justice
Woodland Trust
Young Christian Climate Network (YCCN)

Care for Animals & Biodiversity
Animal Interfaith Alliance
Catholic Concern for Animals
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Peace, Security, Disarmament
Campaign Against Arms Trade
Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND)
Christian CND
Movement for Abolition of War
Pax Christi
The Peace Museum – Bradford

The Balfour Project
Friends of the Holy Land
Kumi Now
Oasis of Peace

Catholic Homelessness Services in Westminster
Cardinal Hume Centre
Central London Catholic Churches
Passage Day Centre

UK Poverty & Homelessness
Church Action on Poverty
Housing Justice
St Vincent de Paul Society (SVP)
Zacchaeus 2000 Trust

Migrants & Refugees
Action by Christians Against Torture
British Refugee Council
Care 4 Calais
Freedom from Torture
Jesuit Refugee Service – UK
Jesuit Refugee Service – International
Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants
London Churches Refugees Fund
Safe Passage
Seeking Sanctuary 
Together With Refugees

Human Rights and Equality
Amnesty International
Catholic Association for Racial Justice
War on Want

Community Sponsorship
Sponsor Refugees – Citizens UK

Faiths Forum for London
Interfaith Network for the UK 
London Boroughs Faiths Network
London Interfaith Centre
Westminster Interfaith – Agency of the Diocese of Westminster

Other Groups with a Justice and Peace Focus
Columban Missionaries Britain
The Archbishop Romero Trust
The London Catholic Worker
The Catholic Worker Farm

Community Organising
Citizens UK
London Citizens

Independent Catholic News (ICN)

Catholic Social Teaching
Vatican Compendium of Social Doctrine of the Church (2004)
Catholic Social Teaching
Catholic Social Thought – St Mary’s University, Twickenham, London