Events

Apr
5
Fri
‘Looking Back’ Lent Lunch @ St Monica's
Apr 5 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

Both the Commission and Bronagh in the CAFOD office have been doing some major tidying up in their offices at St Monica’s.

As a result we have come across various photos, cmapaign materials and posters from across the last 40 years!

St Monica's HouseCome along on 5th April and see what you can remember – perhaps there is a photo or other item that you could bring along to share your memories with others of past CAFOD or Justice & Peace events and campaigns. The photo shows where the CAFOD and Justice & Peace office are now located – at St Monica’s i nthe grounds of Hinsley Hall.  Can you remember when the Commission’s office was based at the convent on Burley Road (now a set of private flats)?

This is a ‘drop in’ lunch. If you tell us beforehand we will make sure there is something for you to eat – otherwise it might be prudent to bring something that you can share with others!

So, come along any time between 11:30 to 2pm and stay for as long or a short a time as you are able. Some of the displays will be upstairs in the Justice & Peace area.

 

 

Apr
9
Tue
Prison Poems of Dietrich Bonhoeffer @ Moortown Baptist Church
Apr 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Bonhoeffer, Christian, theologian and resister was murdered at Flossenburg concentration camp on 9 April 1945.

His poems will be read in English.

The talk with questions will last approximately 90 minutes.

Haddon Willmer is emeritus Professor of Theology at the University of Leeds

Apr
14
Sun
Jesus weeps for Peace in Palestine and Israel @ Bradford Cathedral
Apr 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Apr
18
Thu
Remember David Oluwale: 50th Anniversary events @ Killingbeck Catholic Cemetery
Apr 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

With music, songs and speeches from the Leeds Nigerian community and others, this event will take place at David Oluwale’s grave in the cemetery.

photo of David Oluwale
wikimedia Commons license

This day marks the 50th anniversary of the drowning of David Oluwale in the River Aire, off Call Lane in Leeds

David Oluwale was a British-Nigerian who migrated to England in 1949. Most of his difficult adult life was spent in Leeds. #DavidOluwale’s story reminds us of the intersection of racism, mental-ill health, homelessness, destitution and police malpractice.

This event at his graveside is just one of a series of commemorative events – other include film showings, a walk and a poetry reading with Jackie Kay.

Information about all events

 

Apr
22
Mon
Earth Day
Apr 22 all-day

earth day logoThis year, the official theme for Earth Day is “Protect Our Species.” To celebrate the gift of hope and symbolise our commitment to protecting all creation, The Global Catholic Climate Movement (GCCM) invites people to take action together. Join with Catholics around the world in organising an event. They have plenty of suggestions and resources on their website.

GCCM website

Apr
29
Mon
War and Peace in the age of Trump @ Hope Baptists
Apr 29 @ 7:45 pm – 9:15 pm

flyer for event

Paul Rogers is good to hear any time – and worth travelling to hear.

THis event has been organised by Calder Valley CND

May
3
Fri
Zero Carbon Bradford @ Breade + Roses Cafe
May 3 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

A chance to share and discuss, over a coffee or lunch, how to make a success from decarbonising our lives, businesses and organisations in the Bradford district.

This is an ongoing regular monthly meeting

May
15
Wed
International Conscientious Objection Day @ The Peace Museum
May 15 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

During the evening you will hear from museum staff and special guest speaker, Tim Briggs, a family member of one of the CO’s.

sculpture displayThe talks will start at 6pm and will explore the different stories of the CO’s.

There will also be a special display of artefacts relating to the CO’s to view.

Light refreshments will be available during the evening.

This is a FREE event, but donations are welcome. Booking is required. Please go to Eventbrite or email info@peacemuseum.org.uk to secure your place.

May
20
Mon
What does ‘identity’ mean? -Dr Rowan Williams @ Bradford Cathedral
May 20 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

photo of Rowan WilliamsBishop Rowan Williams will present his public square lecture addressing the contemporary and crucial question of ‘What does national identity mean these days?’ with an opportunity for the audience to delve further into this vital subject.

Given the political climate in the country this is something well worth attending.

Tickets for this event are free – but please register for this event.

Register to attend

Jun
10
Mon
Justice & Peace Commission meeting
Jun 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm

Leeds J&P logoThis is the quarterly meeting of the full Justice & Peace Commission. Anyone in the Leeds Diocese is welcome to come along to a Commission meeting. Please email the office if you are interested

Jul
26
Fri
Forgotten People: Forgotten Places @ The Hayes Conference Centre
Jul 26 @ 6:00 pm – Jul 28 @ 1:30 pm

NJPN logoThis annual conference will be exploring of the Commission’s priority issues: UK Poverty.

(*** NB This event was initially advertised as the 19 – 21 July. Please note the revised dates given***)

The major partner for the conference is Church Action on Poverty.

Our Chair, John Battle, will be the overall chair for the conference.

For more details and booking please see the National Justice & Peace Network website

NJPN Conference details
Sep
17
Tue
Justice & Peace Commission Meeting
Sep 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm

Leeds J&P logoThis is the regular quarterly meeting of the full Justice & Peace Commission. Anyone in the Leeds Diocese is welcome to come along to a Commission meeting. Please email the office if you are interested and want more details.

Dec
12
Thu
Justice & Peace Commission Meeting
Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm

Leeds J&P logoThis is the regular quarterly meeting of the full Justice & Peace Commission. Anyone in the Leeds Diocese is welcome to come along to a meeting. Please email the office if you are interested and require further details.