Yorkshire CND write:
This year our demand of ‘Never Again’ is all the more pressing, with the US pushing ahead with the development of ‘more useable’ new nuclear weapons. The nuclear bombs that fell on Japan in 1945 would come under this classification of ‘low yield’ weapons and any idea that such weapons are ‘useable’ should be abhorent to us all.
The Lord Mayor of Bradford will read the Peace Declaration by his counterpart in Hiroshima, followed by contributions from Bradfordians of many faiths and none.
At 12.45 we’ll head up to the Peace Museums new Gallery space for refreshments and conversation amongst friends.
10.30 Assemble in Park Square, by the Mayors for Peace memorial (centre of the square) accompanied by Leeds People’s Choir
11.00 Welcome by Alasdair Beal (Leeds CND)
11.02 Two minutes silence to remember all those affected in the atomic bombings & all innocent civilian victims of warfare.
11.05 Laying of memorial wreath and reading of Nagasaki 2018 Peace Declaration by Cllr James Lewis, Deputy Leader of Leeds City Council
11.10 Reading of Hiroshima 2018 Peace Declaration by Cllr David Blackburn, Chair of Peace Link
11.15 Readings of poetry and prose on the theme
11.25 Report by Prof. David Webb (Chair, CND) on United Nations treaty for worldwide nuclear weapons ban
11.40 Event ends
Anyone interested in becoming a CAFOD volunteer is invited to come along.
Even if you have been involved in your local CAFOD group, and would like to get more involved, we would love to see you.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to tell them you will be coming along.
Clare from the Jubilee Debt Campaign writes:-
Over the years you’ve helped to sustain the Jubilee Debt Campaign’s work for debt justice by signing petitions or encouraging others to do so, attending workshops or events, or by pushing out our actions on social media. Your efforts have been key to some very big and important victories, and in laying the groundwork for many more to come.
We want to say thank you for all that you’ve done and to share our important and exciting plans for the next few years, and how you can get involved.
I’m writing to invite you to our upcoming national event on Saturday 29 September in Birmingham.
2018 marks two significant dates for the debt justice movement: 20 years since the ‘human chain’ around the G8 which saw more than 70,000 on the streets of Birmingham calling for debt cancellation, and 10 years since the start of the financial crisis which ‘brought home’ the debt and austerity politics that countries in the global south have long been subjected to.
As the Jubilee Debt Campaign, we want to mark this important year by bringing together campaigners from across the UK to spend a day together talking debt justice campaigning past and future.
You can expect a workshop about debt issues in 2018, rousing speeches, a city-centre stunt, catching up with old friends or making new ones, and food and refreshments and films.
You can come for a couple of hours or the whole day. We really hope you can make it.
The venue is Close to Birmingham New Street, Snow Hill & Moor Street stationsBook A Place
A global day to celebrate and publicise the efforts of people to resolve conflict situations without resorting to violence
After some opening prayers led by Bishop Marcus Stock, there will be an introduction to Pope Francis’s Apostolic Exhortation Gaudete et Exsultate (On the call to Holiness in the Modern World) followed by small group discussions about the implications.
There will also be the opportunity to explore some topics in more detail in small group work. The topics include families and young people, homelessness, ex-offenders and prisoners, disabled people, older people and asylum seekers and refugees.
After lunch the Diocesan Youth Service will present a showcase of the Faith in Action programme which has recently been introduced in this Diocese for young people.
With some more opportunity for small group discussions around Faith in Action followed by the official launch of some diocesan initiatives, there will be some closing prayers and the event is expected to finish ahead of 3pm, with time for talking to one another at the end.
ALL are welcome to come along.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 are working with the Leeds Pax Christi Group to put on this event and prepare a special liturgy booklet that will be shared across parishes in the Leeds Diocese. This should be available around the end of September.