St Alban’s Catholic Church

Macclesfield

Justice and Peace Group

Justice and Peace Group

based at†St Alban's

All our meetings and events are open to all

You will be welcome
whether you a member of
St Alban’s Church,†another Church or none

Contact:
Bernadette Bailey
J&P co-ordinator
dwbailey@btopenworld.com

The Group

We meet each month (on the third Wednesday, except August and December. Normally our venue is St Albanís Parish Centre, Hall Street, opposite St Albanís Church on Chester Road (SK11 8DJ).

Our Wednesday evening programme is a mixture of discussion meetings and events such as talks and documentary films. We are also active in other events in the parish and elsewhere, wherever possible with other churches and bodies.

Members may attend regularly or keep in touch via our newsletter.


Our Scope

The term justice and peace covers a very wide field. We have a number of focus areas: poverty, development and peace and more recently, after a study of Laudato Sií, we have worked on issues of the environment, including climate change.

We seek to support the work of various agencies where possible ensuring that their message is heard and acted upon - in our parish and outside. These include:

CAFOD

CAFOD works with partners across the world, wherever the need is greatest, to bring hope, compassion and solidarity to poor communities to end poverty and injustice. CAFOD works with people of all faiths and none.

CAAT (the Campaign against the Arms Trade)

The Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) in the UK works to end the international arms trade.

Fairtrade Foundation

Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world.

Pax Christi

Based on the Gospel and inspired by faith, Pax Christi promotes a vision of a world where people can live in peace, without fear of violence in any form.

The Climate Coalition

The Climate Coalition is the UK's largest group dedicated to action on climate change and limiting it's impact on the world's poorest communities.



Fixed points in our calendar are events in which we have varying degrees of involvement:

January

Peace Sunday

Lent

CAFOD Lent Fast Day

Late February /
Early March

Fairtrade Fortnight (with the Macclesfield Fairtrade Town Group)
  • Fairtrade Poster Display by Primary Schools
  • Fairtrade Coffee Morning in Macc Library

Lent

LiveSimply pledge renewal at St Alban's - St Alban's commitment to Livesimply

August

Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki

September 1st

World Day of Prayer for Creation

Sept 1st - Oct 4th
(St Francis of Assisi)

Season of Creation

October

CAFOD Harvest Fast Day

Advent

Signing greeting cards to Victims of Injustice at St Alban's, St Edward's and All Hallows Catholic College

December 27th

CAFOD Fun Run at Bollington



Recent News

December:
The Bolly Fun Run raised £5475 for CAFOD's work in the Middle East!

October:
A Great Day of New Saints: Sun 14th Oct - A red letter day! Two saints canonised in Rome - two heroes of justice & peace

April:
St Alban's J&P is 30years old! Read about its achievements in that time.


Forthcoming Events

Tuesday 12th February, 7:30pm: Talk in the Parish Centre about CAFOD's work in Bangladesh by Richard Sloman, Programme Officer for that country.

We will be presenting him with the cheque to take back to CAFOD.

Everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be available shortly before the talk commences.

27th December 2019: The Bolly Fun Run 2019 - get the date in your diary!


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