Justice & Peace Newsletter Items for 30th May to 6th June

CAFOD’s Coronavirus Emergency Appeal. The effects of coronavirus on developing countries where CAFOD works are likely to be devastating. Families without enough to eat and without access to clean water and healthcare are particularly vulnerable to coronavirus. The poorest and most marginalised communities will be pushed further into poverty. Your prayers and gifts are needed now more than ever to help protect the lives of those in poor communities. While we are not able to hold physical collections in our church, you can donate as individuals at cafod.org.uk/coronavirusappeal

Fairtrade – St Mary of the Angels is a Fairtrade Church – Join Fairtrade on 4th June as they kick off their new webinar series, FairFocus joined by a range of industry experts, producer networks and influential businesses to tackle critical topics on #COVID19.   Find out more and register: https://buff.ly/3cX8z9i
Tackling climate change is at the heart of the fair trade movement, as it threatens the livelihoods of those Fairtrade are working to protect. Find out 5 ways that Fairtrade farmers protect the environment: https://buff.ly/2zUQiut
Please support Fairtrade farmers by purchasing their products

CAFOD We are living through the biggest public health crisis in a century. Right across the UK, coronavirus is having a devastating impact on all of our daily lives, and many people have lost precious loved ones. But in many developing countries where poverty is widespread and healthcare systems are much more fragile, the effects are likely to be disastrous.

We must never forget that we are one global family, united in this struggle. Now is not the time to build barriers, but for the world to unite in love and compassion.

Out of love for our sisters and brothers overseas, please sign our petition asking the Prime Minister to ensure that the most vulnerable people are the priority in the UK’s international efforts as well as at home.  https://e-activist.com/page/59334/petition/1

LIVE SIMPLY Tip of the Week  Recycle your inhalers Did you know approx 73 million inhalers are used in the UK every year, for asthma and other respiratory conditions? A new recycling scheme has so far kept over 425,000 inhalers out of landfill and saved over 3,000 tonnes of CO2. http://uk.gsk.com/en-gb/responsibility/our-planet/complete-the-cycle?utm_source Provided by Friends of the Earth http://www.foe.co.uk

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