Yorkshire CND AGM: Hope in the Age of Trump @ Mill Hill Unitarian Chapel
Jan 26 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

People with banners demonstrating in LeedsSpeakers:
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 has brought us it’s fair share of tribulations there have also been significant moves forward for the peace movement. This is your chance to get together from across the region, help plan for the year ahead and hear some inspirational speakers.

Leeds Peace Lecture: Routes to Peace in an Uncertain World @ Leeds Civic Hall
Feb 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Leeds Peace Lecture: Routes to Peace in an Uncertain...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 and engaging speakers around about peace and the state of the world today.

It will take place at Leeds Town Hall – which has limited capacity – booking a place (no cost) is essential!


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Raising Ambition: Exploring zero carbon, socially-just transitions in Britain, Yorkshire and the Kirkstall Valley @ Open Source Arts
Feb 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

This event is primarily intended for people who live in the Leeds areas of Burley, Kirkstall, Armley and Bramley – but it is an event that might be of much wider interest and relevance if you are looking to answers to how we can work together to create healthier, more prosperous, low carbon and climate resilient communities.

A group of people

Various organisations, including the University of Leeds, have come together to organise this event. The organisers describe it as follows:-

Before Christmas, a group of passionate and enthusiastic residents, business people, academics and community representatives met to discuss the following question: How can we learn together and share knowledge between communities, businesses, education and agencies to develop Kirkstall Valley into a leading light for climate and community sustainability by prototyping, exploring and creating our best future together?

We will be taking this question forward as our thinking point for the event. So, please join us for a bunch of inspirational short talks, mapping and sharing what’s already happening before we collectively agree next steps.

Places must be booked and this can be done via the Eventbrite page for the event:-

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Bradford Refugee Response @ St William's Parish Centre
Feb 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Leeds Diocesan Refugee Support Group logoAn opportunity to hear about the Community Sponsorship scheme and volunteering with organisations supporting Refugees and Asylum Seekers in the Bradford area.

Pathways to Peace @ Hinsley Hall
Mar 8 @ 5:00 pm – Mar 10 @ 2:00 pm

This is a joint conference by the Anglican Pacifist Fellowship, Fellowship of Reconciliation, and the Baptist, Methodist and URC Peace Fellowships

a group of people linked togetherSpeakers include:

Professor Paul Rogers, Emeritus Professor of Peace Studies at Bradford University

Janet Fenton, Vice Chair of Scottish CND, will share the chair to speak on “Hope in Troubled Times”

Rev Dan Woodhouse who made headlines for breaking into a BAE Systems airbase in Lancashire .

Fabian Hamilton MP for Leeds North East, and Shadow Minister for Disarmament and Peace argues that the UK .

Celia Mckeon from Rethinking Security

Throughout the weekend you can enjoy presentations, workshops, fellowship, good food, time for reflection, & engaging conversations. Or just book for the day on Saturday 9th March.

find out more and bookings:

The Claim: A film about the life of St Oscar Romero @ Emmanuel centre,
Mar 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Commission originally organised a presentation of this film last October.

However, we know that a number of people who wanted to attend were unable to do so. Well, here’s a second chance!

Fr Peter Kravos has organised a presentation of the film at the University of Leeds ecumenical chaplaincy building and anyone else is also welcome to attend. The Emmanuel Centre is just by the main entrance to the University – near where the Parkinson building with the big clock tower is located – and next door to a Caffe Nero (if you arrive early).

poster for Romero film



Day of Reflection: Caring for the Earth – Our Common Home @ ss John Fisher & Thomas More Church
Mar 30 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

A day of prayer, some short inputs, discussion and time for personal reflection and meditation about our place in God’s creation and our responsibilities towards our common of the earth from space

The day will start with the normal 10:00 Saturday community mass and it will be finish by 4pm at the latest.

This day is free to attend (there will be a collection to defray expenses).

Please book a place by sending an email to


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