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.Monica 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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The Somme: Lessons for Today

The start of July saw a number of commemorations of the start of the Battle of the Somme in the First World War.

photo of dead soldiers at the SommeBradford Community Radio broadcast a programme telling the story of the ‘Bradford Pals’ . They brought the themes of War and approaches to Conflict Resolution up to date by having in-depth interviews with Pat Gaffney (General Secretary of Pax Christi) and Prof.Paul Rogers (Professor of Peace studies at Bradford University). The programme is available until the end of July via the internet. Click the button to go to BCB Radio’s Listen Again page for the programme .

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27
Wed
7:30 pm Palestine Youth Orchestra @ Leeds Town Hall
Palestine Youth Orchestra @ Leeds Town Hall
Jul 27 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm
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Aug
6
Sat
all-day Hiroshima & Nagasaki Commemorati...
Hiroshima & Nagasaki Commemorati...
Aug 6 all-day
Hiroshima & Nagasaki Commemoration Day
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Sep
1
Thu
all-day World Day of Prayer for the Care... @ global
World Day of Prayer for the Care... @ global
Sep 1 all-day
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Sep
17
Sat
10:30 am The God I don’t believe in @ St Mary and St Michael Church
The God I don’t believe in @ St Mary and St Michael Church
Sep 17 @ 10:30 am – 4:30 pm
The God I don't believe in @ St Mary and St Michael Church | Settle | United Kingdom
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Oct 8 – Oct 16 all-day
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CAFOD, as part of The Climate Coalition, is leading a week of action on climate and energy from 8 to 16 October. This is your moment to speak up for the love of God’s creation[...]