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June Edition Of NW NJPN eBulletin Available Now

The June edition of the NW NJPN E Bulletin leads with an account of the 2019 NJPN AGM as ‘a thriving lay-led church organisation for justice and Peace’.  Pax Christi’s AGM highlighted action for peace and non-violence including plans to expand the current schools outreach programme using a team of volunteers. Forthcoming conferences include Liverpool’s Annual Assembly on the theme of climate change, Sabeel-Kairos on building peace in the Holy Land and NJPN’s which will look at ‘Being Church on the Margins’ in collaboration with Church Action on Poverty.
We mourn the death of Jean Vanier, founder of the L’Arche community.
Other topics include climate change, the Arms Trade and nuclear weapons, Conscientious Objectors’ Day, violence in Gaza and the 71st anniversary of the Nakba – the forced driving out of Palestinians from their homeland, slow progress for the cause for women deacons in the Catholic Church, plus support for victims of domestic violence and abuse and the launch of a new mental health text support service.
Local reports and a packed diary add up to 18 pages of articles with links to help readers explore in more depth.
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Download the newsletter by clicking here.
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May’s NJPN North West eBulletin available.

“With the signing of the Good Friday agreement, my generation, the children and grandchildren of the civil rights protesters were told we would be the first to enjoy peace in decades. But just because we’re not at war anymore doesn’t mean the shadow of the gunman has left the room” – the prophetic words of Lyra McKee, killed by a bullet on Easter Thursday.
The other lead story in the May edition of the NW NJPN E Bulletin is Climate Change with reports of 16 year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg’s visit to the UK plus a new Laudato Si Centre for Salford announced by Bishop John Arnold.  Another Bishop in the news, Declan Lang of Clifton, the lead Catholic Bishop for International Affairs, urges the UK government to promote the global abolition of the death penalty. Atrocities in Sri Lanka, UK Arms sales to Yemen, a €13 billion allocation by the EU Parliament for the defence industry, the suspicious death of an environmentalist La Salle lay brother in Peru, ongoing support for migrants in Calais, activist Rachel Corrie killed whilst trying to block an Israeli armoured bulldozer in 2003 remembered, plus a focus on young people with the publication of Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation Christus Vivit – Christ is Alive! are also covered. Film and book reviews and a wide range of local events plus current news reports make for a packed bulletin.
You can read May’s edition by clicking here, or you can find previous issues here.
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Latest NW NJPN eBulletin available (Jan-Feb19)

The latest NW NJPN E Bulletin covers January to February with articles on the  recent COP24 talks in Poland, contributions from CAFOD, Christian Aid, the Fairtrade Foundation, Church Action on Poverty, Pax Christi, the Conference of Religious and the Jesuit Refugee Service, plus a packed diary of NW and national events.  Look out too for an interesting opinion piece from Professor Paul Rogers from the Department of Peace Studies at Bradford University. Regular guest contributor Jon Kuhrt, former Director of the West London Mission, has been appointed as a specialist advisor with the government’s Rough Sleeper Initiative team. We wish him every success.
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You can read this issue by clicking here, or by visiting our eBulletin page here, where you can also find previous issues.
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July NJPN NorthWest eBulletin and Annual Assembly videos available!

The July version of the NJPN Northwest eBulletin is now available, and can be downloaded by clicking here.

You can also read past issues by clicking here.

If you would like to sign up to receive the ebulletin each month by email please email us at j-p@rcaolp.co.uk


 

The 2018 Annual Assembly took place on Saturday 23rd June, from 10am to 4pm at the LACE Conference Centre, Croxteth Drive, Liverpool, L17 1AA.

Poster 2018 assembly

Our speakers were Rt Hon Jane Kennedy, Celia McKeon, Frank Cottrell-Boyce, Kemi and Natasha Ryan and Fr Nicholas Postlethwaite,

All of the talks were filmed and can be watched on YouTube by clicking here.

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Assembly poster and NJPN NorthWest eBulletin available

The assembly poster and NJPN NorthWest eBulletin for June are both available on our website

Poster 2018 assembly

You can find more information about the assembly by clicking here.

The ebulletin can be read by clicking here, with past issues available here.