Our third successful Interfaith Games were held at Finsbury Park on September 21st, with representatives from different churches and faiths. VIPs included the Mayor of Haringey, and Lynne Featherstone MP and Jeremy Corbyn MP. The idea is for different faith and community groups to meet and have fun on ‘neutral’ territory. Even the organisers were roped in to race: something we hadn’t bargained for!
Our Annual day on November 8th will examine how we can best respond to the crisis of benefit cuts. John Hills, Professor at LSE will talk on the effects of the Welfare Reform Act, and Helen Obrien of Caritas Social Action Network will explain Catholic Social Teaching on this thorny subject. All welcome at St John Vianney’s Parish Centre 10.30 – 4.00pm Saturday November 8th.
Climate Change is very much on our minds as the December 2015 Climate Summit looms on the horizon. In line with the CAFOD Climate Justice campaign, we are planning a year-long campaign to pray and fast for our climate and we intend to cycle to Paris to make our views known to our leaders. Yes, you read that right: we are planning a winter cycle ride, using the Avenue Verte ( a sort of Green Way). Contact us if that appeals!
I was lucky to meet a favourite author right on same street as the Justice and Peace Office last month. At the Haringey Palestine Solidarity Literary Festival I was introduced to, and had lunch with Dervla Murphy, Irish travel writer who is working on a trilogy on the Israel Palestine situation. The first volume, A Month by the Sea, is an account of her stay in a Gaza refugee camp.