Justice & Peace Group

Our mission is to “Raise Awareness and Take Action”. We meet first Monday of the month at 7.00pm the meeting usually lasts an hour. New members are always welcome. If you are interested in joining and would like more information e-mail us at stbedesjusticeandpeace@gmail.com or call Sandra on 07397892011.

Our group has been looking at Burma which is one of the poorest countries in Asia. Decades of military rule have resulted in widespread poverty, poor health care and low educational standards. An estimated 75% of the population live below the poverty line. to find out more and take action go to Burmacampaing.org.uk 

We have written to Sainsbury’s regarding them ditching Fairtrade for their own ‘Fairly Traded Tea’.  If you want to support Fairtrade you can do it too in your local Sainsbury’s, to ensure that farmers continue to get a fair deal.

 

Asia Bibi  over the summer our group looked at the latest is on Asia Bibi a Christian woman who is still being held in Pakistan awaiting execution. To find out more about Asia and how you can help by signing the petition click the link:-  Freedom for Asia Bibi

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IMG_2251We have been involved in a wide variety of activities from involvement in CAFOD  http://www.cafod.org.uk/campaigns, Fair-trade, organising Christmas cards for prisoners in Garth & Wymott as well as political prisoners abroad to the more political campaigns regarding right to life issues from birth to natural death (e.g. lowering of abortion limit, Assisted suicide bill etc.)environmental issues in relation to Laudato Si and the refugee crisis. If you care about these issues please get involved and see what difference we can make when we join together. Two of our members are now part of the Liverpool Justice and Peace Commission which this year is concentrating on 4 key area

  1. Social Justice
  2. The Refugee Crisis
  3. The Environment
  4. Social Media/Communication

With increased homelessness, an increase in the use of food banks, cutbacks in social care funding, an increase in migrants seeking a safe place, continued exploitation of our precious earth and the need to get these message out, there is more reason than ever for us all to get involved in some small way. Check out the J&P web page, FB or Twitter to find out what is going on at: https://jp.liverpoolcatholic.org.uk

www,facebook.com/jpliverpooljp http://www.twitter.com/liverpooljandp