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November eBulletin, and Advent Reflections Available Now

The NW NJPN E Bulletin for November 2019 pays tribute to Brian Noble, Emeritus Bishop of Shrewsbury, who has died.  He was a great supporter of Justice and Peace in the diocese, a truly humble shepherd and a deeply spiritual man.  May he rest in peace and rise in glory. We also celebrate the life of John Henry Newman, newly canonised in Rome.
Fr Rob Esdaile challenges us to respond to the horrific death of 39 migrants, suffocated in a container lorry in a desperate search for a better life.  There’s a stirring opinion piece from Sr Gemma Simmonds; plus focus on the escalating problem of knife crime in the UK; food poverty; an award for veteran peace campaigner Bruce Kent; an interesting article from a Quaker artist who chose to paint her protest against the recent DSEI Arms Fair; reports from the Amazonian Synod; book and film reviews and a packed diary of local and national events.
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You can read the November issue by clicking here.
Also available  are this year’s series of Advent Reflections drawn from Sunday scripture readings during Advent, reflections, prayers and action ideas based on the theme of creation and climate change.

 

Week one – ADVENT REFLECTION 2019 WEEK 1

 

Week two – ADVENT REFLECTION 2019 WEEK 2

 

Week three – ADVENT REFLECTION 2019 WEEK 3

 

Week four – ADVENT REFLECTION 2019 WEEK 4

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October eBulletin available now.

Climate change action dominates the October NW NJPN E Bulletin leading with Greta Thunberg’s speech to the UN on 23 September plus articles from Extinction Rebellion, the Columbans, Unfold Zero, Green Christian, Amnesty International and Living Streets as well as an opinion piece from regular columnist US pastor and activist John Pavlovitz. Pat Gaffney reports on the Women in Black movement and Leeds J&P announce a prayer network initiative. Other topics include Safeguarding, World Mission Day and VMM’s 50th Anniversary, Diversity celebrated at the Notting Hill Carnival, Prisons Week, Jesuit Refugee Service, Male Slavery in Britain, World Day of the Poor, Church Action on Poverty, Housing Justice Sunday, Group News from Marple and a new CAFOD Schools Programme based on Laudato Si’. All this plus book reviews and a packed diary!

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September eBulletin available

The NW NJPN E Bulletin for September 2019 covers a wide range of issues both in the region and around the world including the Amazon fires, campaigns to divest from fossil fuels, halt the September DSEI Arms Fair, and promote the Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty.  Also featured are the End Hunger UK Week of Action and the World Week of Prayer for Palestine and Israel.  A disturbing report reveals a rise in Child Poverty and we look at the ongoing damage caused by President Trump’s inflammatory rhetoric and gun violence in the US.  Plus a packed diary of local and national events for the Autumn.
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August NJPN eBulletin available now

As we look back on Refugee Week (17-23 June) the August edition of the NW NJPN E Bulletin casts a spotlight on the immigration crisis on the US southern border leading with an article by the photo-journalist who captured the tragic image of a young father who drowned with his infant daughter as thy tried to cross over from Mexico. The current crisis, exacerbated by President Trump’s anti-immigration drive, is echoed in the less-publicised scandal of those who have died trying to find a better life in Europe.  A hard-hitting opinion piece by Sarah Teather, Director Jesuit Refugee Service, looks at the hostility directed towards asylum seekers in detention in the UK, alongside a moving essay on refugees by a young Macclesfield parishioner which forms part of her GCSE coursework. Other topics include food poverty and a focus on the NW town of Oldham where a strong community spirit is turning the hardships in the area around.  Creation Time (1 Sept – 4 Oct is also featured with articles on Climate Change and Live Simply.  The Vatican Document on Gender Equality is welcomed by the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales and the Association of Catholic Women followed by a compassionate opinion editorial by a Dominican Sister who for the past 20 years has helped people in the transgender community in the US stay close to God and to the Catholic Church by giving space to listen to them.  All this plus a letters page, summer reading recommendations and a packed diary of local and national events.
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