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.

WORK OPPORTUNITY WITH J&P COMMISSION

We have received new funding to work with people aged 16 – 30 on issues of Social Justice.

young people campaigning about Climate Change
photo courtesy of CAFOD

The work involves developing a set of workshops and then going out and finding parishes, schools and college settings and delivering the workshops. The aim is that by the end of the project (31 Dec 2020) there will be some self-sustaining groups of young people reflecting and acting on social justice issues through the lens of Catholic Social Teaching.

Is this of any interest to you? If so, please email the office

jandp@dioceseofleeds.org.uk

and we will send out the full Terms of Reference for undertaking this work.

 

FAMILY POVERTY: A DIOCESE ACTS

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Living on a low income is difficult – even more so for families. What are the problems experienced by families on low income?  What can we (as Church) do about it – given the importance that we attach to family values?

These are the key questions explored in a set of 5 two hour parish-based workshops.

Could you host a set of meetings in your parish or Churches Together group?

Email the office for more information.

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Jan
18
Fri
all-day Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
Jan 18 – Jan 25 all-day
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity
The theme for 2019 is based around Deuteronomy 16:18-20, ‘Justice, and only justice, you shall pursue…’ Material for 2019 originates from the churches of Indonesia, where there is a strong emphasis upon the need for[...]
Jan
19
Sat
10:30 am Chris Cole, Director of Drone Wa... @ Our Lady's parish
Chris Cole, Director of Drone Wa... @ Our Lady's parish
Jan 19 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
Chris Cole, Director of Drone Wars UK @ Our Lady's parish
This is a Middlesbrough Justice & Peace Commission event. Chris  Cole, as well as being Director of Drone Wars UK is also a member of the Pax Christi UK Executive.
12:00 pm CAFOD Lent Appeal Briefing Bingley @ Sacred Heart Church
CAFOD Lent Appeal Briefing Bingley @ Sacred Heart Church
Jan 19 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
CAFOD Lent Appeal Briefing Bingley @ Sacred Heart Church
A family friendly session straight after the 5pm mass, to help Parish volunteers, and anyone who might be interested, to learn more about the Family Fast Day on 15th March ALL welcome to come along[...]
Jan
20
Sun
all-day Peace Sunday 2019: Good Politics... @ National
Peace Sunday 2019: Good Politics... @ National
Jan 20 all-day
Peace Sunday 2019: Good Politics Serves Peace @ National
“Political responsibility belongs to every citizen, and in particular to those who have received the mandate to protect and govern. This mission consists in safeguarding the law and encouraging dialogue between the actors of society,[...]
Jan
26
Sat
2:30 pm Yorkshire CND AGM: Hope in the A... @ Mill Hill Unitarian Chapel
Yorkshire CND AGM: Hope in the A... @ Mill Hill Unitarian Chapel
Jan 26 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Yorkshire CND AGM: Hope in the Age of Trump @ Mill Hill Unitarian Chapel
Speakers: Prof. Paul Rogers – Overview of Global Challenges Janet Fenton – Progress of the UN treaty on Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons Fabian Hamilton – The Peace Doctrine – restructuring UK foreign policy. While 2018[...]
Feb
5
Tue
7:00 pm Leeds Peace Lecture: Routes to P... @ Leeds Civic Hall
Leeds Peace Lecture: Routes to P... @ Leeds Civic Hall
Feb 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Leeds Peace Lecture: Routes to Peace in an Uncertain World @ Leeds Civic Hall
This annual lecture is to be given this time around by Prof Paul Rogers, Emeritus Professor of Peace Studies at the University of Bradford. Professor Rogers must be one of the most widely read, thoughtful[...]