The purpose of the Commission is to:

  • Promote awareness, discussion  and action throughout the Leeds diocese about the ‘Just’ Gospel response to the key issues of today
  • Advise the bishop of Leeds in respect of key Social Justice issues
  • Celebrate the work  that so many people in the diocese are already doing to bring about God’s Reign of Justice and Peace

NJPN logoWe are an integral part of the Diocese of Leeds and also a member of the National Justice and Peace Network.

SHARE THE JOURNEY CAMPAIGN

Take action on refugees and displaced people by joining the international ‘Share the Journey’ campaign.

Share the journey image and logoCAFOD is one of a number of organisations worldwide encouraging parish communities to organise walks to highlight the plight of displaced people across the world. The idea is that across the World’s parish communities the distance walked will total the circumference of the earth.

How far have people walked so far?

Could you organise such an event in your parish or Churches Together group? – Some parishes in our Diocese are already planning such a walk. As usual, CAFOD have a range of excellent resources which are a big help to anyone who wants to take part.  Walks are already happening across the world and in the UK CAFOD are especially focussing on the Week of Action on Refugees between 18th and 24 June.

See CAFOD Resources

PALESTINE NAKBA

Pax Christi International urges the international community to commemorate and reflect with Palestinians on the 70th anniversary of the Nakba – when more than 750,000 Palestinians were expelled from their homes.

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For some practical ideas on actions that you can take, one place you can look is the War on Want website:-

Action Ideas

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Jun
13
Wed
7:30 pm Community Sponsorship of Syrian ... @ St Mary & St Michaels Parish Hall,
Community Sponsorship of Syrian ... @ St Mary & St Michaels Parish Hall,
Jun 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Community Sponsorship of Syrian Refugee Families @ St Mary & St Michaels Parish Hall, | Tillman Close | England | United Kingdom
This event has been organised by Churches Together in Settle Justice and Peace Group. The speaker for this evening meeting will be Sean Ryan,  National Caritas Community Sponsorship Co-ordinator. Sean spoke at the Leeds Diocesan[...]
Jun
16
Sat
2:30 pm The World we Want @ The Priory Street Centre
The World we Want @ The Priory Street Centre
Jun 16 @ 2:30 pm – 6:30 pm
The World we Want @ The Priory Street Centre | England | United Kingdom
This is the Global Justice Now Annual Gathering (In the morning at 11:00 is their AGM) With speakers including: Jason Hickel, author of The Divide: A Brief Guide to Global Inequality and Its Solutions Rachael[...]
Jun
18
Mon
all-day Refugee Week 2018
Refugee Week 2018
Jun 18 – Jun 24 all-day
Refugee Week 2018
Refugee Week is the UK’s largest festival celebrating the contribution of refugees and promoting understanding of why people seek sanctuary. The theme for 2018 is: Twenty years celebrating the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees.[...]
Jun
30
Sat
all-day Speak Up for Climate Change 2018
Speak Up for Climate Change 2018
Jun 30 – Jul 8 all-day
Speak Up for Climate Change 2018
This is a week of action about Climate Change. As an issue it has dropped down many priority lists but we cannot afford to let this happen. Many major charities (such as CAFOD) invite people[...]
Jul
11
Wed
6:30 pm Restoring Livelihoods, Restoring... @ Mill Hill Unitarian Chapel
Restoring Livelihoods, Restoring... @ Mill Hill Unitarian Chapel
Jul 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Restoring Livelihoods, Restoring Hope in Palestine: The story of Battir @ Mill Hill Unitarian Chapel | England | United Kingdom
An inspiring and moving story of community cooperation, sustainable development and non-violent resistance in the West Bank village of Battir told by Sabeel’s  very special guest from the region, Hassan Muamer. Refreshments will be served[...]