Newletter Items for the Justice & Peace Group Week 23rd to 30th May

Special Prayer for the end of Laudato Si’ Week Bring solidarity to our world in a shared moment of prayer at noon local time on 24 May. Catholics from all across the globe will be united in spirit because “everything is connected.”

Be sure to register your participation and feel free to share your own prayers on social media using the hashtag #LaudatoSi5.


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


HSBC Bank – Christian Aid Campaign  You may remember our sign-up & display at church & the photo-call & handing in the letter to the Manager at HSBC Bank last year calling them to stop funding coal projects in poor countries. During these dark and uncertain times we’re delighted to share some good news. During Lent 2019 you joined thousands of people, spurred on by a belief in a most just world, to call on HSBC to make the Big Shift out of fossil fuels. In particular you asked them to close a loophole allowing the bank to fund coal power in Indonesia, Vietnam and Bangladesh.  At their AGM last month, HSBC announced they have closed this exact loophole.  Wins like this help to build the movement for climate justice.

That’s two major wins on climate announced in the last week.  See previous item on this noticeboard of 19th May “Our Diocese has divested from fossil fuel & is working towards a better future”

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