Newsletter items from the Justice & Peace Group Week Commencing 12-7-20

 

Parish Project – Over the last 2 years we supported Worthing for Refugees & usually after this period of time we look for a new project.  From now on we will be supporting two projects “Living Pearl” – an orphanage for boys in the Ukraine plus a project run by Aid to the Church in Need supporting vulnerable people in Syria. The money tithed from the collection will be divided equally at £50 each project per week.  More information will be given about these projects over the coming weeks

KITKAT many peoples Favourite Snack In this item last week it was announced Nestle have announced KitKats will no longer be Fairtrade.  Some breaking news, earlier this week The Change who organised the petition got an email, out of the blue, from Nestle, offering to meet with me to discuss the petition! Thanks so much to anyone who’s signed this petition – it was in last week’s newsletter – for standing with the farmers who risk losing out.  Petitions do work!

Live Simply Tip of the Week – Buy Ethically Buy things that align with your values and support people you value (local traders, fair-trade social enterprises, up and coming artisans) and you’ll use your purchasing power for good.

G20 Finance Meeting on 18th/19th July. £568 million of aid money has been used to fund fossil fuel infrastructure overseas since the government signed up to the Paris Agreement.  Combined with other sources of UK funding, the total figure is nearly £4 billion. You can read the full briefing here   https://www.globaljustice.org.uk/resources/decarbonising-aid-why-uk-must-end-its-overseas-fossil-fuel-financing-cop26  plus the following article in the Ecologist https://theecologist.org/2020/jun/17/uk-funding-fossil-fuels-overseas   This shouldn’t be happening.  Please email the Prime Minister about this matter & ask him to end all UK public finance for fossil fuels overseas shifting instead to renewable, efficient energy and energy access for poor communities. Email address for PM is https://email.number10.gov.uk/ please also send a copy to the Chancellor of the Exchequer ceu.enquiries@hmtreasury.gov.uk

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 individual at cafod.org.uk/coronavirusappeal

 

 

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