Film Showing: The Claim – the life of Oscar Romero @ St Anne's Cathedral
Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

poster for romero film

In Conjunction with the Romero Trust, the Commission has arranged a viewing of this film in the very week of Romero’s canonisation. The film will be introduced by Julian Filochowski, Chair of the Romero Trust. Julian will also be available to answer any questions that people might have.

Free entry. ALL WELCOME. Refreshments served from 18:40.

JUST SPIRITUALITY – Our Autumn Day of Reflection @ Good shepherd Parish Centre
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Celtic cross framed in doorwayTake time out to join us to reflect more deeply on action for Social Justice in this Day of Reflection led by Fr Michael Doody, Vocations Director for the Leeds Diocese.

Our venue is right next door to Mytholmroyd station. If you can offer a lift or need a lift then please tell us when booking and ( nothing guaranteed) we will try and sort out an arrangement.

The day starts at 10:00 with the normal Saturday mass for the Good Shepherd church community. Everyone is asked to bring some food that can be shared at lunchtime. Teas & coffees will be provided. There will be two talks by Fr Doody with time for private reflection and some time for discussion as well.

To book a place and tell us about transport please email

One World Week: The World is Changing – How about Us?
Oct 21 – Oct 28 all-day

One world week 2018 logoOne world week is a part of a wider movement linked to the European Global Education Network, which explores how responsible citizens can build a just, peaceful and sustainable world. In the UK it works with CAFOD, Christian Aid, Traidcraft Exchange amd the Fairtrade Foundation – amongst others.

This year the theme is around how human activity is destabilising Earth’s natural systems: from extreme weather to pollution to species extinction.

Could you organise an event around a global justice issue during this week?

You will find lots of ideas and resources on their website.

One World Week Website


Faith in Political Action Today @ St George's Centre
Oct 27 @ 9:45 am – 4:00 pm

logo for conferenceThis conference has been organised by local Leeds charity Project Bonhoeffer

A conference featuring talks and workshops with:

Dr Jennifer McBride (McCormick Theological Seminary & International Bonhoeffer Society);

Dave Paterson (Unity in Poverty Action + St George’s Crypt);

Student Christian Movement

and so much more!

It’s free to attend but anyone wishing to go should register via the Eventbrite page they have set up:

More info & Registration

A fresh view on conflict: Logics of security versus the logics of peace at the example of the Korean conflict @ Leeds Beckett University LS1 3HE - precise venue tbc
Oct 31 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

This is teh Centre for Applied Social Researh’s Annual Howard Clark memorial lecture

In this presentation, the Korean conflict between North and South with its confrontation between world powers will be analyzed, using the template of “Logic of Peace”. This is a concept that has been developed by German peace researchers and practitioners to contrast the negative mainstream thinking about conflict – which looks at threats that need to be averted – with a “Logic of Peace”. “Logic of Peace” is about tackling problems and conflicts from a new perspective. Rather than considering solely the nuclear armament by North Korea as the problem, from the point of view of the Logic of Peace, the threat is a nuclear war and all parties to the conflict need to change their behaviour in order to prevent an escalation. This can be achieved by dialogue and conflict management.

Christine Schweitzer is Chair of War Resisters’ International, Coordinator of the Federation for Social Defence and Researcher with the Institute for Peace Work and Conflict Transformation(both Germany).

All are welcome to attend this free lecture but registration via Eventbrite is appreciated:-

More info and Registration


Please refer to the Eventbrite page for the latest information about whereabouts in the city Campus this lecture will take place.

Countering Consumerism – Lessons from Gaudete et Exsultate @ Hinsley Hall
Nov 10 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

What does it mean to be holy? How can we find holiness given our busy modern lives?

Pope Francis offers some ideas in his new letter, Gaudete et Exsultate (Rejoice and Be Glad). He encourages us to open our eyes, ears and hearts, to be unsettled by the words of the Gospel and expand our often limited horizons.

We are invited to be disturbed by faith, challenge the culture of consumerism and respond to the Pope’s profound invitation to care for our common home. Pope Francis asks us to find time for our own holiness.

This CAFOD retreat is free to attend but you need to book a place via their Eventbrite page.

CAFOD logo

Retreat Booking via Eventbrite

Remembrance is not enough @ Mill Hill Chapel
Nov 10 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm


A special service of more than just Remembrance on the eve of the centenary of the ‘War to end all wars’. The guest speaker at this service will the Anglican theologian Andrew Shanks.

The Justice & Peace Commission have worked with the Leeds Pax Christi Group to put on this event. To help parishes reflect more deeply about our Christian responsibility to bring Christ’s peace, through justice, we have distributed a ‘sampler’ liturgy booklet  to all parishes in the Diocese of Leeds with local information, a selection of prayers and guidance on where to find out further information. We hope it may be of some use in parishes in preparing liturgies around this time – though we also hope that it will be of use for other times when services emphasising reconciliation take place.

Further copies of our liturgy booklet (which has the same title: “Remembrance is not enough”) are available from the J&P office. Just email us.

If you prefer you can download a copy of the booklet here:

cover of liturgy booklet

You can also download and print out a flyer for this event and we are grateful to anyone who can advertise it more widely.

4th Leeds Palestinian Film Festival
Nov 15 – Dec 11 all-day

2018 marks the fourth Leeds Palestinian Film Festival.

Many people are disturbed by what is happening to the Palestinian people on the West Bank and Gaza. The film festival provides a unique opportunity to find out more about the situation in which Palestinians have to live today. The films present information and stories which, by and large, are not covered in the mainstream media.

The number of films may increase this year as the Festival committee have a crowdfunding exercise going on. See the film festival website for full information about the range of films being shown.

Film Festival website

2018 World Day of the Poor
Nov 18 all-day

World Day of the Poor 2018 logo“On this day, may all of us feel that we are in debt to the poor, because, in hands outstretched to one another, a salvific encounter can take place to strengthen our faith,inspire our charity and enable our hope to advance securely on our path towards the Lord who is to come”.

Pope Francis in his message for the 2018 World Day of the Poor



Some resources, including ideas for action, can be found on the CSAN (Catholic Social Action Network) website:


J&P Commission Meeting
Dec 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Leeds J&P commission logoAnyone in the Leeds Diocese is very welcome to come and attend a full Commission meeting.

If you would like to attend then please email the office for full details.