Newsletter Items from the Justice & Peace Group week commencing 22-5-22

Christian Aid Week 2nd Collection. Is this Sunday there will be a 2nd collection after all Masses. Please fill in the Gift Aid section of the envelope if a UK tax payer.  You can also donate at  christianaid.org.uk/

CAFOD have a new Campaign FIX THE FOOD SYSTEM, The global food system is broken. There’s enough food to feed everyone in the world, but millions still live in poverty. Please send a message to the Foreign Secretary https://action.cafod.org.uk/page/102736/action/1

Live Simply Tip of the Week from Friends of the Earth  A typical fencing panel costs £30 for just under 2m, excluding the cost of posts and concrete. For £30, you can buy 23 hedge plants that will give you 5m of thick hedge. Takes time to grow, but a lot nicer.

Fairtrade products.  Buying Fairtrade is easy. There are over 4,500 Fairtrade products from coffee and tea to flowers and gold, so when you shop, look for the FAIRTRADE Mark.   Farmers and workers  There are over 1.65 million farmers and workers spread across more than 74 countries participating in Fairtrade.  Fairtrade products has changed the lives of so many people in the developing world   Get involved  With over 10,000 local Fairtrade campaigning groups in the UK, there’s lots of ways to get involved with the Fairtrade movement, including with our J&P Group

Laudato Si’ Week May 22-29, will mark the seventh anniversary of Pope Francis’ landmark encyclical on creation care. This global celebration will unite Catholics to listen and respond together to the cry of creation, rejoice in the progress we have made in bringing Laudato Si’ to life, and intensify our efforts through the dynamic Laudato Si’ Action Platform, walking the “Synodal” path.  https://laudatosiweek.org/

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