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.

THE CATHOLIC NONVIOLENCE INITIATIVE

Oscar Romero Mural in San SalvadorTuesday 25 April, Oxford Place Centre, Leeds LS1 3AX @7pm

A unique opportunity to hear Pat Gaffney, General Secretary of Pax Christi and Bishop Kevin Dowling, Bishop of Rustenberg in South Africa (and Co-President of Pax Christi International) talk about the developing Catholic Nonviolence Initiative and also hear about the lessons of nonviolence from the preachings of Blessed Oscar Romero.

The event is free to attend, but we do ask people to register via Eventbrite as places are limited.

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ICON OF PEACE IN YORKSHIRE

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all-day ICON OF PEACE ‘DIOCESAN TOUR’
ICON OF PEACE ‘DIOCESAN TOUR’
Feb 20 – Apr 16 all-day
ICON OF PEACE 'DIOCESAN TOUR'
The Leeds Pax Christi Group in conjunction with the Commission are bringing this beautiful icon up to Yorkshire for an eight week period starting in February. See our news post about this for more details[...]
Apr
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7:00 pm Screening of “Shadow World: Insi... @ Student central Lecture Theatre 0.51
Screening of “Shadow World: Insi... @ Student central Lecture Theatre 0.51
Apr 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:45 pm
Screening of "Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade" @ Student central Lecture Theatre 0.51 | England | United Kingdom
West Yorkshire Campaign Against Arms Trade have teamed up with Yorkshire CND and Bradford Peace Society to bring you a special screening of “Shadow World: Inside the global arms trade”. West Yorkshire CAAT Comments “We are[...]
Apr
8
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11:00 am Yorkshire CND Direct Action Trai... @ Desmond Tutu House
Yorkshire CND Direct Action Trai... @ Desmond Tutu House
Apr 8 @ 11:00 am – 3:30 pm
Yorkshire CND are running a direct action training on Saturday 8th April. This is your chance to find out how you can join action against the DSEI arms fair this September. Activists from Yorkshire are already making[...]
Apr
19
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6:30 pm Palestine Today @ Mill Hill Unitarian Chapel
Palestine Today @ Mill Hill Unitarian Chapel
Apr 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Palestine Today @ Mill Hill Unitarian Chapel | England | United Kingdom
This is a Yorkshire Friends of Sabeel event. This organisation campaigns for a just peace for the people of Palestine and Israel.   Jenny Lynn will speak about a recent inter-faith visit to Palestine. There[...]
Apr
25
Tue
7:00 pm Nonviolence: the witness of Osca... @ Oxford Place Centre
Nonviolence: the witness of Osca... @ Oxford Place Centre
Apr 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Nonviolence: the witness of Oscar Romero & the Nonviolence Initiative of the Catholic Church @ Oxford Place Centre | England | United Kingdom
An evening meeting to explore the new Catholic Nonviolence Initiative and also explore the messages of nonviolence in the preaching of Archbishop Oscar Romero of San Salvador who was assassinated by the military of his[...]

LIVE SIMPLY WORKSHOP

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24 June 10:30 – 14:00 @ St Benedict’s Garforth

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