Newsletter items from the Justice & Peace Group Week Commencing 18-10-20

Live Simply Tip of the Week   

The second part of the Laudato Si’ pledge calls us to Live More Simply. In Laudato Si’ Pope Francis invites us to, “return to that simplicity which allows us to stop and appreciate the small things, to be grateful for the opportunities which life affords us, to be spiritually detached from what we possess, and not to succumb to sadness for what we lack.” (222). As a way to live Laudato’ Si, we invite you to look for ways to use less, to share more, and to focus on relationships instead of things. There’s 10 items in this series – one each week
Week 3 Eat more intentionally—Go meat free. See if you can reduce your meat consumption at least one day each week, or reduce consumption of animal products. Buy local and in season fruits and vegetables, or try growing your own.

 

 

Anti Slavery Day 18th October 2020.

Anti Slavery day provides an opportunity to raise awareness of modern slavery. Slavery today includes Human trafficking, Forced labour, Slavery of children, forced early marriage, bonded labour and domestic slavery. Modern slavery is thought to be one of the most lucrative forms of organised crime.

There are thousands of people being held as slaves across the UK. Modern slaves are hard to spot.

There are lots of people and organisations already working to end modern slavery, helping the victims out of danger and helping them rebuild a new life.

We need to encourage the government, local authorities, companies, charities and individuals to do what they can to address the problem. https://www.slavefreealliance.org/home/anti-slavery-day-2020/

Please pray about this and find out what you can do.

Loving Father, Who gathers the outcast, heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds; Bring liberty and freedom to all whose lives are entangled in slavery and trafficking in our world today. Lift up the down trodden and tread wickedness into the dust: We make our prayer through Christ our Lord, Who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit in perfect freedom, One God, now and foreverAmen

 

 

CAFOD Campaigners call for an end to debt injustice

Ahead of crucial meetings, campaigners from across the UK were outside the Treasury calling on Chancellor Rishi Sunak to cancel all debt owed by developing countries. https://cafod.org.uk/News/Latest-news

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