Women’s Interfaith Iftar @ Doha Mosque
Jun 14 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Liz Firth, on behalf of the Planning Group writes:-
We are delighted to invite you to the fourth annual women’s interfaith Iftar to be held at the Doha Mosque. This year the programme will be slightly different as we will break into small groups for discussion. There will be the opportunity to share different faith perspectives and as in previous years we’ll open fast together and then share a meal.
mosque silhouette at sunsetWe are once again grateful to Doha Mosque for their hospitality in hosting us for the Iftar, however due to a large number of people attending last year who didn’t book this year’s event will be ticket only with a small suggested donation of £5 per ticket to cover the costs of the event. We know many of you in the past have wanted to contribute financially to the event as we know how valued it is and we appreciate the efforts of Doha Mosque in accommodating us so generously. If you or someone else you know is unable to afford the suggested donation please get in touch with us directly and we can make alternative arrangements. We will take the £5 suggested donation per ticket in cash payment upon arrival at Doha Mosque. All donations will go towards the costs of hosting the event.
  • Things you might wish to know….
    You are encouraged to fast for the day if you can but don’t worry if you can’t or prefer not to
    You are invited to cover your head so bring a scarf if you prefer but head coverings will be available if you forget
    You’ll be invited to take your shoes off so feel free to wear socks if you prefer
    We’ll provide a meal for everyone which will be served at approximately 9:45pm/ 10pm. There will be a vegetarian option available
    There is plenty of on-street parking nearby
Please note the event this year is ticket-only. We anticipate that this event will sell out so please book tickets in advance.
Register If you require further information contact or text 0787 679 4453
This event is hosted by the Doha Mosque
Hope in the midst of hopelessness @ Oxford Place centre
Jun 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Sabeel logoThis is a Friends of Sabeel UK event in advance of their AGM- and they are holding a number of events around the country in June including this one in Leeds.

Hear about the reality of life in Occupied Palestine from Omar Haramy, one of the leaders of Sabeel Jerusalem and a driving force in sustaining Hope in a situation that to so many seems Hopeless

Omar leads the Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Centre in Jerusalem and is raising a young family amidst the uncertainty of the future.

There will also be:

  • An opportunity to watch the Balfour Project film, ‘Britain in Palestine 1917-1948’ and consider an alternative to the UK Government’s plans to ‘celebrate’ 100 years since the Balfour Declaration in November of this year.
  • Information about Kairos Britain’s advocacy programme to encourage a Morally Responsible Investment strategy for the various Church denominations in the UK.
Understanding CAFOD @ St John the Evangelist Church
Jun 17 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

Bronagh from the Leeds CAFOD Volunteer Centre writes:-

If you support or volunteer with CAFOD or would just like to find out more about our work, partners and future plans, please come along to this Understanding CAFOD session. We will be joined by guest speaker Rod who is part of the Step into the Gap programme. You will meet with other CAFOD supporters and volunteer and hear about Rod’s recent visit to Cambodia.

Anyone is welcome to come along.

Parish Renewal Through the Live Simply Award Scheme @ St Benedict's Garforth
Jun 24 @ 10:15 am – 1:45 pm

Live Simply Workshop logo

The Live Simply Award Scheme is a national scheme administered by CAFOD.

To obtain the award, parishes have to demonstrate how they:

  • Live ‘Simply’
  • Live ‘Sustainably’
  • Live ‘in solidarity with the poor’

The scheme provides wonderful opportunities for both individuals and parish communities to reflect more deeply about their faith, and particularly how they care for the earth and care for the poor.
The Commission, with financial support from CAFOD, are putting on a workshop to enable parishioners from across the Diocese to explore how this scheme could be used in their parishes. Come to this workshop to find out more about the scheme and think about how it might work in your parish community.

This interactive workshop will provide opportunities to hear from people in parishes that have already gained the award, hear about the sorts of activities they undertake (it is an ongoing commitment) and understand how working towards the award means engaging with people from across your parish community.

There is a separate programme for young people aged 8-15.

For children under 8 there are limited crèche places.

Bring the whole family along – a simple lunch is included.

Tea and Coffee and soft drinks available from 10:15 with a prompt 10:30 start to the workshops.

Registration is essential.

Register for the Workshop


NJPN Conference: A Sabbath for the Earth and the poor @ The Hayes Conference centre
Jul 21 @ 6:00 pm – Jul 23 @ 2:00 pm


Dr Ruth Valerio is Global Advocacy and Influencing Director for Tearfund, working to mobilise churches around the world to become agents for change and equip them for integral mission.

Fr Peter Hughes SSC. has spent most of his life as a missionary in Peru, working in some of the most impoverished communities in Lima. He is an advisor to the Instituto Bartolome de las Casas, working in programmes of leadership and social justice.

Kathy Galloway is an ordained minister of the Church of Scotland and was leader of the Iona Community from 2002-2009. She is currently head of Christian Aid Scotland.  She is also a published poet, author and hymn writer.

Plus Poverty Hearings – hearing from those with direct experience of poverty.

CONFERENCE CHAIR: Susy Brouard, Theology Programme Advisor for CAFOD since 2002.

CELEBRANT: Fr Sean McDonagh SSC, world-renowned eco-theologian.

Full details and booking form from the NJPN website:-

Hiroshima Day
Aug 6 all-day

When will nuclear weapons be banned posterThis year Hiroshima day falls on a Sunday. Use it as an opportunity to ensure that in your community prayers are said in remembrance of those killed and to call for more action to ban nuclear weapons completely. A “Convention for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons” is ready for negotiation at the United Nations. The UK is not even taking part in the discussions – perhaps a call for politicians of all hues to be more pro-life is called for?





Resurrection of Hope: Digging Deep for a Just Peace in Palestine and Israel @ Minsteracres Retreat Centre
Nov 3 – Nov 4 all-day

This two day event provides opportunities to reflect on what has happened in the Holy Land in the 100 years since the Balfour Declaration in 1917.

Hexham Kairos and Peace and Justice in the Holy Land in partnership with Minsteracres Retreat Centre have organised this event to coincide with the anniversary of the Balfour Declaration and the arrival of the Walk for Justice in Jerusalem.

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