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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
The Liverpool Justice and Peace Commission planning group met last week and have decided to continue with the 4 key themes of Social Justice/inequality, Refugees, the Environment and Social Media/comms.
A number of parishes are applying to host a refugee family in response to the Syrian Refugee Settlement Community Sponsorship Scheme.
1-4 October 2017 Creation Time; downloadable resource called Reflections During Creation Time: Praying with the Gospels, stories from our time and Laudato Si’.
6th October 2017 Fast Day; As we fast on Friday 6 October, we reflect on CAFOD’s work in El Salvador.
8-14 October 2017 A week of Prayer for Prisoners; for more information go to www.prisonsweek.org.
‘Lord, you offer freedom to all people. We pray for those in prison. Break the bonds of fear and isolation that exist. Support with your love prisoners and their families and friends, prison staff and all who care. Heal those who have been wounded by the actions of others, especially the victims of crime. Help us to forgive one another, to act justly, love mercy and walk humbly together with Christ in his strength and in his Spirit, now and every day. Amen.’
We 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
- Social Justice
- The Refugee Crisis
- The Environment
- 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: www.liverpoolcatholic.org.uk/justice-peace. www,facebook.com/jpliverpooljp http://www.twitter.com/liverpooljandp