Anyone interested in volunteering to support refugees and asylum seekers, as well as those who are already involved, would be most welcome. The meeting will include • An introduction to the Community Sponsorship scheme,
• News from key organisations about the work they do
• A Market Place of stalls to learn about the range of volunteer opportunities across the Diocese.
A photographic exhibition will be on display and refreshments will be provided.
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The Leeds Poverty Truth Commission has issued the following invite to their free closing event:-
Following 18 months of encounter, exploration and experimentation we, the Leeds Poverty Truth Commissioners, would like to invite you to come and hear, see and discuss what we’ve discovered, learnt and plan to do next as we launch our manifesto for the city.
Teas and coffees on arrival.
West Yorkshire Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) group are hosting a gathering in Leeds on 3rd February- and they want you to join them!
There will be an afternoon of food, music and creative action planning at Carlton Quaker Meeting House in Leeds. The group have been holding a monthly Stop Arming Saudi vigil which has been steadily growing, and this spring they are hoping to ramp up the action. Come along to share some free vegan food, listen to some live music and meet the group. The West Yorkshire group is an open and friendly group based around Leeds, Huddersfield and Bradford, but don’t let geography stop you- anyone is welcome to join them!
Wellsprings Together Bradford are organising this event and full details will follow later in relation to the exact timings and location.
Please contact them directly if you are interested in attending.
Feeding Bradford are holding an event on February 8th to explore, share and plan for local programmes which will address the gap in food and activities for children during the summer holidays. We know that the long holidays can be a challenge for many families, we know that the impact of a lack of activities and access to food during the holidays has a negative impact on children’s wellbeing and development. We don’t know how many children are impacted by this gap locally but we do know that more programmes in more local communities will help and we want to start the conversation to explore what support is needed to ensure that more children have the opportunity to be fed and have a fun, active summer holiday.
The event is aimed at local education and activity providers, local charities, community and faith-based organisations, schools and others who would like to know more about what they can do to help.
The event will include a keynote speaker who is able to talk about the impact work of this nature has in other parts of the UK and internationally. We will also share experience and learning from local pilots and there will be opportunities to work in groups to identify any barriers which might prevent more work of this kind to take place locally.
Feeding Bradford network is led by Wellsprings Together Bradford, a joint venture between Church Urban Fund and the Diocese of Bradford.
Join us for one of the biggest threats to family life in Yorkshire today – poverty.
Catholics provide a lot of direct help to families through all sorts of organisations – but should we be doing more? The number of children and families in poverty has been steadily increasing for the last six years. At what point do we become part of the problem rather than part of the solution?
This workshop, with people mainly working in small groups, will examine various aspects of the reality of family poverty today and explore what else we can do.
The workshop is free to attend.
There will be a separate programme of activities for young people aged 7-12 and there will be a crèche for children aged 2-6. Places are limited and booking a place is essential to our planning.
If possible, those attending are asked to bring some (finger) food that can be shared at lunchtime.
For more information and to book a place please click below:
This is a ‘save the date’ notification at the moment.
CAFOD are bringing some partners from Zimbabwe across to the UK for a two week tour in February 2018. They will be spending the 17 and 18 Feb in the Leeds Diocese. More details of specific events will follow nearer the time.