Newsletter Items from the Justice & Peace Group week commencing 23rd May 2021

Homeless Project  Worthing Soup Kitchen are looking for a premises where they can run an Emmaus style charity shop alongside a zero waste cafe in Worthing which would help both the homeless and vulnerable in our community. If you know somewhere suitable please contact Khristina on 07974766375 or email worthingsoupkitchen@gma il.com Thank you

 

 

Laudato Si’ Week 18th to 24th May  Dozens of powerful testimonials. Moving Laudato Si’ Dialogues that spur us to take action. The world’s 1.3 billion Catholics uniting.  Pope Francis asks us to undergo an ecological conversion, whereby our relationship with the world changes.  There are many free online events during the week, including one featuring Christine Alan CAFOD Director if you missed it go to https://catholicclimatemovement.global/laudato-si-week-2021-everything-you-need-to-know-en-news/

 

 

 

From Worthing $ Refugees Dear Parishioners of St Mary of the Angels Recently we received a letter of thanks from the Home Office for our contribution as a community sponsorship group to resettling Syrian refugees.  This is an exert from that letter:
‘I am delighted to be able to confirm that we have now resettled 20,080 vulnerable refugees through the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme since the 20,000 commitment was made in 2015. This remarkable achievement is something we should all be extremely proud of and has been made possible because of the outstanding commitment of local authorities, community and faith groups, and Community Sponsorship groups. I would like to extend my personal thanks to you for the vital contribution that you have made towards this success. By becoming a Community Sponsor your group has resettled vulnerable refugee families, enabling them to re-build their lives in the UK, supported by your community group each step of the way. Over 500 refugees have been supported by Community Sponsors since the launch of the scheme in 2016 and I am very grateful for all the hard work, commitment and dedication that your community group has shown to refugee resettlement.’
At Worthing 4 Refugees we are grateful that we live in a community that has become a refuge for different people and families from around the world. Some have fled war torn communities or fled oppressive regimes to find themselves on the south coast of England and to many of those who have come this have been a life giving and life changing experience.
Worthing 4 Refugees would like to pass on our thanks to you, for helping to make this happen.  Gay Jacklin – On behalf of the Worthing 4 Refugees trustees

 

 

Live SimplyTip of the week-Tiny Forest is an innovative urban tree planting project with the aim of reconnecting people with nature and providing a new nature-rich habitat to support urban wildlife  https://earthwatch.org.uk/get-involved/tiny-forest

 

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