You are invited to Social Justice Assembly on Saturday 3rd March at St Bede’s Church hall Basingstoke from 10am to 3pm organised by Justice, Peace and Social Responsibility group in Portsmouth diocese. I will have a CAFOD stall there full of Share the Journey resources so hope to see you there too!.
Maureen Thompson told me about the day.
“Please come and gather together with Bishop Philip this lent to pray, deepen understanding and share ideas about everyday ways we can respond to the call to live out the commandments, to recognise our need to create a fairer world, where people have opportunity to live in dignity, those in need get help and we care for creation.
Please come along to this day in Basingstoke, we recognise that giving a Saturday up is not always easy, but it will be helpful to all meet together to encourage and share. We are working to make the day informative and it will be an opportunity to hear what is going on and where you feel you need assistance.
To book a place email Maureen email@example.com or call 01243 377411
Timetable for the Day
10-10.30 Welcome and coffee.
Then opening with prayer and reflections from Bishop Philip who will introduce our two key speakers Ellen Teague a catholic journalist who writes and campaigns on Justice, Peace and Ecology issues will be our first speaker sharing with us some practical examples of choices individuals and parishes might make. She is a member of the JPIC team of the Columban Missionary Society in Britain and edits their newsletter, Vocation for Justice. She is also a member of the National Justice and Peace Network Environment Working Group who offer information and encouragement to dioceses to develop environmental policies and speaks regularly across the country.
How Fairtrade is working
Tim Aldred, Head of Policy and Research at the Fairtrade Foundation will also join us updating us on how the Fairtrade movement is progressing and some of the challenges faced by small producers and workers across the world. Tim’s job involves him in monitoring impact, policy analysis and building government relationships for the Foundation. He previously worked for CAFOD and Progressio so plenty of chance to answer any questions.
Sharing and Action
After our key speakers we will have a practical session to discuss and share ideas followed by a lunch break where we hope people will take the opportunity to chat and look at information stalls from other justice and peace campaigners. After lunch we will invite some groups to give short presentations to update us on things going on in the diocese finishing by 3pm with evaluations and final blessing.
Please bring you own packed lunch tea and coffee provided. ”