With limited resources, the Commission relies on the help provided by volunteers. Whether you can give an amount of time regularly, or your availability is more limited, we would be interested in talking to you!
C U R R E N T O P P O R T U N I T I E S
COULD YOU BE A COMMISSION MEMBER?
The basic commitment would be to attend a meeting every quarter with one of those being a half day planning meeting. Most members also help with specific activities of the Commission – such as being on the steering group for one of our projects.
For more information simply email the Chair of the Commission (John Battle) at firstname.lastname@example.org
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN A SPECIFIC SOCIAL JUSTICE ISSUE?
At any one time we have a number of projects running. Each project is managed by a Project Steering Group. Let us know if you would be interested in joining one of these working groups. Typically they would involve a meeting once a quarter with some other work in-between meetings.
Projects come from our Issue Action Groups – one for each of our priorities
UK Poverty – exploring the underlying causes of poverty and what we can do about them
Developing ‘Just Spirituality’ through planning two Days of Reflection per year and, more latterly, presenting online liturgies
SPARK Social Justice – engaging people aged 18-30 in issues of Social Justice through Catholic Social Teaching
Climate Change – understanding what more our Diocese can do about it
Peace & Nonviolence – raising the profile of the nonviolence of Jesus in the Diocese and also we have for a number of years undertaken projects on Palestine – such as taking part in the Leeds Palestinian Film Festival.
Racial Justice At the start of 2022 we are embarking on a journey to listen to Catholics of colour in our Diocese and take action on what they tell us.
If you are passionate about something else then email us – perhaps you could help us to devise a project about it and seek funding for it.
Communications is a key part of what the Commission does: raising awareness and sharing and celebrating what is happening across the Leeds Diocese. There are all sorts of activities around this that could be done by volunteers
- Keeping our contact database up to date
- Managing our posts on Facebook
- Writing or editing articles for our newsletter (or editing the whole newsletter for that matter!)
- Adding events to our website and checking and updating content on other parts of the website.
We would also be delighted to hear from anyone who has experience of applying to trust funds and religious foundations for project funding.
Bear in mind that most of these things do not require you to be in a particular location, such as the J&P office at Hinsley Hall.