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 Roman Catholic Diocese of Leeds and also a member of the National Justice and Peace Network.

ROMERO LECTURE

The Violence of Peacemaking

Given at Leeds Cathedral Hall on 16 March by Fr.Francisco de Roux SJ. With an introduction by Julian Filochowski and Clare Dixon of the Romero Trust. Video courtesy of Johan Bergstrom-Allen

Transcript

Download the transcript of the lecture:

The Violence of Peacemaking – Transcript

Latest Newsletter

May 2016 – published 25 May 16

or see our

Newsletter Archive

ISIL genocide petition

Diocesan SVP conferences are being encouraged to sign this petition to Parliament asking that the ISIL actions against religious groups such as Christians amounts to genocide

Sign the Petition

lecture imageCommission Chair, John Battle, will giving this free public lecture at Leeds Trinity University on Thursday June 9th at 7pm.

Everyone is welcome to attend but you need to register for the event

more info and registration

Upcoming Events

Jun
9
Thu
6:30 pm What’s the EU got to do with Cat... @ Leeds Trinity University
What’s the EU got to do with Cat... @ Leeds Trinity University
Jun 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
What's the EU got to do with Catholic Social Teaching? @ Leeds Trinity University | Horsforth | United Kingdom
In advance of the European Union Referendum on Thursday 23 June, Leeds Trinity University invites you to What’s the EU got to do with Catholic Social Teaching?, a public lecture delivered by John Battle (Chair of[...]
Jun
12
Sun
all-day Laudato Si Week @ Global!
Laudato Si Week @ Global!
Jun 12 – Jun 19 all-day
Laudato Si Week @ Global!
One year ago on June 18, 2015 Pope Francis released his historic encyclical Laudato Si: On Care for our Common Home. Laudato Si’ Week will be a major international celebration to reflect on the message of[...]
Jun
14
Tue
7:00 pm Climate Question Time @ Rupert Beckett Lecture Theatre
Climate Question Time @ Rupert Beckett Lecture Theatre
Jun 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Climate Question Time @ Rupert Beckett Lecture Theatre | Leeds | United Kingdom
The University of Leeds are opening a new Institute: the Priestley International Centre for Climate. As part of the opening events they are holding a ‘Question Time’ about Climate Change. The question being discussed is:[...]
Jun
17
Fri
all-day Baquon dance troupe @ Various around Yorkshire
Baquon dance troupe @ Various around Yorkshire
Jun 17 – Jun 23 all-day
Baquon dance troupe @ Various around Yorkshire
Baqoun are a group of Palestinian Christians based in Beit Sahour, a small town close to Bethlehem. They are undertaking a tour – mainly of Yorkshire – supported by the Diocese of West Yorkshire and[...]
Jun
30
Thu
1:30 pm End Hunger UK? Tackling Food Pov... @ Sheffield Jesus Centre
End Hunger UK? Tackling Food Pov... @ Sheffield Jesus Centre
Jun 30 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
End Hunger UK? Tackling Food Poverty Together. Sheffield Campaign Briefing @ Sheffield Jesus Centre | Sheffield | United Kingdom
Come to find out more about plans for a major national ‘End Hunger UK’ campaign, being jointly planned by an emerging alliance of national organisations including Church Action on Poverty, Oxfam, Sustain, Trussell Trust, Fareshare,[...]