Newsletter items from the Justice & Peace Group Week Commencing 5th July

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 Nestle have announced KitKats will no longer be Fairtrade. From October they will stop buying from cocoa and sugar farmers in Cote d’Ivoire, Fiji and Malawi on Fairtrade terms. That means ripping away around £2 million of annual Fairtrade Premium payments, in the middle of a huge health and economic crisis. Farmers will be getting less for their hard work and have less control over how they spend their money. This can’t be right, especially when Nestle turned a profit of over $10 billion last year. We are a Fairtrade Church, please sign the petition & tell Nestle’s CEO that we want KitKat to stay Fairtrade. Go to https://www.change.org/p/ulf-mark-schneider-nestle-global-ceo-keep-kitkat-fairtrade

Live Simply Tip of the Week – Zero Waste Home Buy second-hand clothing. Support the town’s charity shop’s for some great bargains. Some of them are also looking for volunteer’s as they prepare to re-open for business http://www.zerowastehome.com/about/tips/
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 Online Events. There’s some excellent talks about CAFOD’s work around the world, to listen to recordings go to https://www.gotostage.com/channel/66fbdaf62d7f4c6a911bede6389f7d2f

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