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
We meet each month (on the third Wednesday, except August and December. Normally our venue is St Alban’s Parish Centre, Hall Street, opposite St Alban’s 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.
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 Si’, 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:
|Lent||CAFOD Lent Fast Day|
|Late February /|
|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|
The Bolly Fun Run raised £5475 for CAFOD’s work in the Middle East!