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.

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A Day of Reflection organised by the Commission

Saturday 17 September 2016

St.Mary & St.Michael Church, Settle

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A Day of reflection for all those involved in action for Social Justice.

Take some time from the every day to reflect on, and integrate more deeply, action for justice with our spiritual journey.

The day will be led by Fr.Dennis Cassidy, parish priest at St.Joseph’s, Keighley

ALL WELCOME – but booking is essential

More info & booking

In these times

“Our purpose must be our common good, the good of all with no one excluded.

photo of cardinal vincent nicholsOur politicians have to deal with their issues, businessmen and banks with their issues, but the fundamental purpose is to build a world in which strength is used for service and no one is excluded.”


Cardinal Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, 28 June 2016

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Sep 1 all-day
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all-day Adam Curle Peace Symposium @ Bradford University
Adam Curle Peace Symposium @ Bradford University
Sep 5 – Sep 6 all-day
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7:00 pm Catholic Social Teaching – Lyn S... @ St Benedits Church
Catholic Social Teaching – Lyn S... @ St Benedits Church
Sep 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Catholic Social Teaching - Lyn Smith @ St Benedits Church | Garforth | England | United Kingdom
St Benedict’s Parish, Garforth, warmly invite you to join them on Tuesday 6th September 2016  to welcome Lyn Smith, from New Zealand, yet native of Yorkshire. Lynn is an eminent Theologian and speaker and she[...]
11:30 am CAFOD Hexham & Newcastle Pilgrim...
CAFOD Hexham & Newcastle Pilgrim...
Sep 10 @ 11:30 am – 4:00 pm
CAFOD Hexham & Newcastle Pilgrimage to Holy Island (Lindisfarne)
Join CAFOD supporters from the North  East on their annual pilgrimage to the island of Lindisfarne. They cross across to the island using the old pilgrim route marked out alongside the causeway. The causeway is[...]
7:00 pm CAFOD Harvest Fast Day Briefing ...
CAFOD Harvest Fast Day Briefing ...
Sep 14 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
CAFOD’s Harvest Fast Day is on Friday October 7th. CAFOD are particularly highlighting the work that they do in Bolivia during this year. This is one of 3 briefings in the Leeds Diocese.