January and February Events

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Thurs 12th Jan  Gulwali Passarlay: An Afghan refugee’s journey of escape to a new life in Britain. 6:30 PM  A fascinating and inspiring evening of conversation with Gulwali Passarlay, author, youth leader and undergraduate of Manchester University.  Book a place at https://www.stethelburgas.org/civicrm/event/register

Sat 14th Jan      New Approaches to Foreign Policy: SOAS CND meeting. SOAS CND, in association with London Region CND, invites you to this conference to discuss the recent vote at the UN to start negotiations on a global nuclear ban. Speakers include Larry Sanders (Green Party speaker, brother of Bernie), Keith Bennett (former editor Asian Times), Prof Steven Rose, Chris Cole (Drone Wars UK) Dave Webb (Chair CND UK), Ellie Kinney (Youth & Student CND) and Nobu Ono (SOAS CND). Please note that London Region CND’s AGM will take place before the start of the conference. Registration from 9.30am.  david.lrcnd@cnduk.org / 020 7607 2302.

Sun 15 Jan       Peace Sunday. The theme for Peace Sunday 2017 is – Nonviolence: A Style of Politics for Peace.  Please see Pax Christi UK website for resources and let them know what your church is planning

Also Martin Luther King Day – a fitting day to celebrate nonviolence.

Tues 17th Jan      London Catholic Worker Vigil 12:30pm, outside the Home Office, Marsham Street: Prayer for refugees and call for our government to ensure safe passage for refugees.

WED 18th JAN  JUSTICE AND PEACE OPEN EVENING AND SHARING SOCIAL WITH MASS AT 6.30PM FOLLOWED BY A SOCIAL AND SHARING EVENT.  ALL WELCOME!  A CHANCE TO FIND OUT WHAT JUSTICE AND PEACE GROUPS AND INDIVIDUALS ARE DOING ACROSS THE DIOCESE. 

Fri 20thJan        The   Future   Of   Catholic  Theological   Ethics   Conference  with international  speakers:   Heythrop  College,  See  http://www.heythrop.ac.uk/events/future-catholic-theological-ethics  for details

Wed 25th Jan     An Afghan Night  6.45pm Giuseppe Conlon House  49 Mattison Road, London N4 1BG  Sharing Afghan food and stories from our recent trips to Kabul.  Henrietta Cullinan, Ellis Brooks & Maya Evans give eyewitness accounts, plus projected photos by Guy Smallman

Friday 27 Jan    Holocaust Memorial Day

Sat 28th Jan      Nurturing Creation – (Re)discovering a radical creation-centred way of being

A one-day workshop open to all who are interested in Green Christian’s Way of Life at St Aloysius Church, 20 Phoenix Road, London NW1 1TA. (near Euston station) Saturday 28 January, 2017. 11am to 4.30pm. Cost free – but donations on the day welcome. Booking is essential as space is limited. Deadline for receiving bookings is 21 January 2017. To book a place e-mail georgedow@greenchristian.org.uk

February

Sun 5th  Feb     Muslim Welfare House Neighbourhood Open Day as part of the national #Visitmymosque  initiative.  12.00-17.00  All welcome:Exhibition, films and tour of the mosque, as well as henna and Arabic calligraphy. Please RSVP  Ahmed Khelloufi,   ahmed@mwht.org.uk  Address: 233 Seven Sisters Road, London, N4 2DA   See also Finsbury Park Mosque eighth annual neighbourhood open day and  local initiatives, part  of the Muslim Council of Britain).

Advance Notice – book early:

Tuesday 6th Feb      7-9pm   Science, Justice, Faith and Care for the Earth: An interdisciplinary discussion on Pope Francis’ Encyclical Letter, Laudato Si’  A panel of eminent speakers including  Prof Clare Grey, Richard Solly of London Mining Network, Dr Martin Poulsom  of Heythrop College.   Prof Anne Power of LSE will chair. Explore the science, faith, and action required to deal with climate change!  Venue:  Cruciform Building, UCL at 7 pm, for this free event.. Event is organised by the Newman House Chaplaincy and Westminster Justice and Peace. Please register at http://laudatosiucl.eventbrite.com

Wed 8th  Feb     After the Jungle  , 7:00pm – 9:00pm Caritas Westminster and Capital Mass are hosting an event for those interested in finding out more about the situation in Calais after the destruction of the refugee camp. Come along to hear about the work of Brother Johannes at the Maria Skobtsova House, see two short films made by refugees living in the camp, and discuss the next steps for helping refugees.  RSVP to caritaswestminster@rcdow.org.uk or follow this link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/after-the-jungle-what-next-tickets-30072945991 

 

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