Newsletter Items from the Justice & Peace Group week commencing 7th March 2021

How Live Simply helps Catholic communities to protect our Common Home while living more fully Tuesday, 9 March 11am-12pm We have reached 85 livesimply awarded communities Including St Mary of the Angel’s.  With Maria Elena Arana, livesimply Award Coordinator at CAFOD, Fr Rob Esdaile, parish priest at livesimply parish Our Lady of Lourdes Thames Ditton and Ellen Teague, livesimply Award assessor, all welcome to join us.


From Worthing 4 Refugees our previous Parish Project have now partnered with West Sussex CC to support a third family. One of the biggest challenges of resettlement, particularly in the south, is sourcing affordable and long-term accommodation.  Worthing 4 Refugees have been in discussion with Hope into Action,  a Christian charity who, using investors, purchase property to house the homeless.  They are exploring this model as a means of providing affordable housing in this area. They ask – Can you Help? “Our existing volunteers would continue to provide all aspects of care to the refugee families but we urgently need:–  A small team of people to help with the process of finding and purchasing properties;  A small team of people to oversee the ongoing management of properties;  We also need individuals willing to consider investing money in this project.   If you are interested in helping in any of these ways or would like to find out more contact and I’ll get in touch with you to discuss further. Thank you for your support & prayers.



CAFOD – Let’s call for a recovery that helps everyone   Pope Francis has warned that the rush to return to normal after the pandemic  risks leaving many of the world’s problems unsolved.  This year we want the recovery from the pandemic to include everyone, especially the world’s poorest communities, and to tackle global poverty, injustice and the climate crisis.   The eyes of the world are on us, because the British government will host the G7 summit in June  and the UN COP26 climate talks in November  World leaders will make critical decisions and, as host, the UK has significant influence. We must tell our MPs and our Prime Minister that we care deeply about the outcome of these talks. History proves that ordinary people can bring about political change.


Recruiting now: CAFOD’s Gap year for 18-30 year olds to gain experience, develop leadership skills and spend a year in the service of others. We’re accepting applications for Sept 2021. Read more here

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