August & September 2017 Events

Tues 1-28th Aug People Power: Fighting for Peace From conscientious objectors to peace camps and modern day marches, Fighting for Peace tells the stories of passionate people over the past one hundred years and the struggles they have endured for the anti-war cause at the Imperial War Museum.

http://www.iwm.org.uk/exhibitions/iwm-london/fighting-for-peace

Sun 6th Aug Hiroshima commemorations organised by Pax Christi @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm in  Westminster Cathedral Piazza, Victoria, London SW1P.  LITURGY VIGIL

Every year we have a stall, vigil and time of prayer to commemorate the bombing of Hiroshima.  Join us, help give out leaflets, talk with people about what is happening today to ban nuclear weapons, pray with us.  Prayer times at 11.30 and 3.30. Leaflet here http://paxchristi.org.uk/wp/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/August_-peace-events.pdf        Contact the office if you would like to help us any way – all welcome.

Wed 9th Aug Nagasaki Commemorations @ Westminster Cathedral Piazza Organised by Pax Christi.  Every year we have a stall, vigil and time of prayer to commemorate the bombing of Hiroshima.  Join us, help give out leaflets, talk with people about what is happening today to ban nuclear weapons, pray with us.  Prayer times at 11.30 and 3.30. Leaflet here http://paxchristi.org.uk/wp/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/August_-peace-events.pdf.  Contact the office if you would like to help us any way – all welcome.

Wed 9th Aug Mark the anniversary of execution of Blessed Franz Jägerstätter, martyr for peace. Resources on Pax Christi website http://paxchristi.org.uk/ Annual service @ 6.30 in the Crypt Chapel, Westminster Cathedral. Access from Ambrosden Avenue, through car park. Followed by the annual interfaith peace walk to Battersea Park.

Sat 12th Aug Romero Centenary Mass organised by the Archbishop Romero Trust at 12.30 pm in St Georges Cathedral, Southwark, SE1 7HY.  Principal Celebrabt Archbishop Peter Smith, Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia will give the homily. Refreshments to follow in the Amigo Hall All Welcome!

Fri 25-28th Aug Greenbelt Festival: Nr Kettering: http://www.greenbelt.org.uk, 0207 329 0038

SEPTEMBER EVENTS:

Fri 1 Sep-4 Oct Creation Day and Creation Time: SEE National Justice and Peace website www.justice-and-peace.org.uk  and www.ctbi.org.uk for further details.  Organise your own parish event!

Some more events in September as part of the Stop the Arms Fair Week of Action

Events should take place at ExCeL Centre, ExCeL Exhibition Centre, Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, London, E16 1XL. Check the Stop the Arms Fair website for latest details. From their website:

“For four days in September 2017, the international weapons industry plans to set up shop in London at a huge arms fair: DSEI. The weapons sold here fuel the death, destruction and injustice perpetrated by militaries, police forces and at borders around the world.

In 2015, hundreds of people took part in a huge week of action to stop the set up of the arms fair – the biggest-ever protests against DSEI. For six days we blocked entrances, disrupting the set-up of the fair.

With the arms fair planning to return in 2017, the protests will be even bigger and – with your help – we plan to shut it down for good!

This year the week of action has multiple actions planned on each day”

Mon 4th Sept Stop Arming Israel: During the world’s biggest arms fair, Israel and its arms companies will have a National Pavilion and boar about their field-tested weapons systems, which have been used to devastate Palestinian families and destroy their communities. Join a day of creative action in support of the campaign to stop arming Israel. https://www.stopthearmsfair.org.uk/events/stop-the-arms-fair-week-of-action/

Tues 5th Sept No Faith in War: Faith groups of all kinds will come together for a day of worship and nonviolent action against the arms trade and war profiteering. From holding services in the road to bearing witness, they will be coming together to say ‘no faith in war!’ If you’re part of a faith group and want to take action then please get in touch. https://www.stopthearmsfair.org.uk/events/stop-the-arms-fair-week-of-action/

Wed 6th Sept Anti-nuclear action: Nuclear weapons don’t make us safer: they threaten all our lives. Trident is estimated to cost the UK over £205 billion and is draining vital public resources away from the things in which we really need to invest: schools, hospitals and social services. On the Wednesday, join a day of creative direct action against nuclear weapons companies. https://www.stopthearmsfair.org.uk/events/stop-the-arms-fair-week-of-action/

Thurs 7th Sept Solidarity Without Borders: The arms and security industry profits from a cycle of repression and violence which marks all our lives, from fuelling conflicts and state oppression with weapons to policing national borders and criminalising migrants and other vulnerable communities. But our resistance is powerful. Join us as we make links between the issues to build solidarity without their borders. https://www.stopthearmsfair.org.uk/events/stop-the-arms-fair-week-of-action/

Fri 8th Sept Conference at the Gates: The military and the arms trade plan in increasingly significant role in universities and schools. As government funding is drained from universities, the arms trade and the military are moving in. On the Friday, academics, students and other will come together for a day of workshops and panel discussions exploring the militarisation of our education; and this will take place at the gates of one of the world’s largest arms fairs. https://www.stopthearmsfair.org.uk/events/stop-the-arms-fair-week-of-action/

Sat 9th Sept Big Day of Action: The week of action at DSwill culminate in the Big Day of Action on Saturday, a colourful and powerful carnival of resistance, with music, art, drama and creative action to celebrate our movement. But we need you to make it as big as it can be. Come and celebrate a successful week of action, and help cause havoc for the arms fair’s organisers. https://www.stopthearmsfair.org.uk/events/stop-the-arms-fair-week-of-action/

Sun 10th Sept War Resisters International: War Resisters International will hold a public event on international militarism and the arms trade, bringing activists from countries affected by the arms trade into dialogue with activists from exporting countries. https://www.stopthearmsfair.org.uk/events/stop-the-arms-fair-week-of-action/

Blessed Oscar Romero Centenary Events

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Blessed Oscar Romero. These are some of the events coming up, as detailed on the Romero Trust website (do check there for updates), along with more information about his inspirational life.

Romero’s Birthday

Saturday, 12 AugustSt George’s Cathedral, Southwark SE1 7HY
12.30pm Mass with Archbishop Peter Smith; preacher: Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia marking the 100th birthday of Blessed Oscar Romero.

Romero Day

Saturday, 23 September – London
With activities and events to mark the Romero Centenary, culminating in
3pm Evensong at Westminster Abbey; preacher – Lord Rowan Williams
including the debut of a new piece by James MacMillan, commissioned for the occasion

Romero Pilgrimage 2017

13-25 November. In this special year, follow in the footsteps of Romero on a pilgrimage to El Salvador. Visit where Romero was born, as well as where he was martyred on 24 March 1980. An incredible, unforgettable experience. More information by clicking HERE and from Anthony R. Coles: arctc@btinternet.com or call 020 7431 3414.

Romero Lecture 2017

Thursday, 30 November Las Casas Institute, Blackfriars, Oxford
5pm, Romero Lecture 2017: Gustavo Gutiérrez OP, father of liberation theology

July 2017 Events

July 1st-30th Call me by my name: stories from Calais and Beyond A critically acclaimed multimedia exhibition exploring the complex and human stories behind the current migration crisis, with a particular focus on the now-demolished Calais camp.  More info: migrationmuseum.org/exhibition/calaisstories/

July 1st-30th 100 Images of Migration 100 Images of Migration is a collection of diverse images by professional and amateur photographers. The subjects of these images range from the unique to the everyday; together they tell a compelling story about what migration means now to people across the UK. More info: migrationmuseum.org/exhibition/100-images-of-migration/     Opening hours (FOR BOTH EXHIBITIONS): Wednesdays-Sundays, 10am-4pm  Location: Migration Museum at The Workshop, 26 Lambeth High Street, SE1 7AG

Tues 4th July Anti-Trafficking Conference for support providers or managers working directly with victims of traffickin. The day will consist of a series of panel discussions with practical information from leading lawyers in this area. 9:00-17:30.  Registration Free – details here: http://www.migrantsrights.org.uk/events/?mc_cid=a22a2d4224&mc_eid=93232d54d1

(Note Catholic Worker Vigil for Refugees – there will be no Catholic Worker vigil at the Home Office or Downing Street in July and August)

Thurs 6th July Progressing Prisoners Maintaining Innocence  ‘Who we lock up and why: from the dangerous and difficult to the innocent’ Talk by John Podmore,  professor of applied social sciences.  Free entry from 6pm. Meeting 6.30- 8pm, BPP University (Waterloo Lecture Theatre), 137 Stamford St, Lambeth, London SE1 9NN – 5 mins walk from Waterloo station.  Organised by PPMI – donations welcome.  See www.prisonersmaintaininginnocence.org.uk  for more information.

Tues 11th July London: Migration and Citizenship conference Time: 9.30am – 1.00pm Venue: Room 3002, John Galsworthy building, Penrhyn Road campus, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE.  Free entry Information at  Web page: http://www.kingston.ac.uk/events/item/2670/11-jul-2017-migration-and-citizenship-conference/?utm_source=Print&utm_medium=Print&utm_campaign=PG%20May%202017%20Migration%20conference%20Poster

Thurs 13th July The Catholic Worker invites you to join them for the visit of Bishop John Sherrington to Giuseppe Conlon House at 11am. All volunteers, friends and supporters of GCH are invited to join an informal meeting with the bishop. Please let us know if you would like to join us. The address of Giuseppe Conlon House is 49 Mattison road London N4 1BG. To get in touch please email or phone us at 02083488212.

Thurs 13th July Listening to the Cry of the Earth and the Cry of the Poor: A CAFOD talk – Southwark. 07:00pm ‐ 09:00pm organised by CAFOD. Address: St Edmunds Hall, Village Way, Beckenham, Kent, BR3 3NA (opposite the Church of St. Edmund of Canterbury)  Register at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/listening-to-the-cry-of-the-earth-and-the-cry-of-the-poor-a-cafod-talk-tickets-34503283249

Fri 14th July The Response of the Church in Latin America to Pope Francis’ Call – Westminster. 02:00pm ‐ 03:30pm. Fr Peter Hughes, an Irish Columban priest from County Mayo who has spent most of his life as a missionary based in Lima, Peru will be explaining the Church’s response to Laudato Si’ and teaching us more about the Church’s work in Latin America at Comboni Missionary Sisters, 2 Chiswick Lane, London, W4 2JF.  Organised by CAFOD Register at:  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/listening-to-the-cry-of-the-earth-and-the-cry-of-the-poor-a-cafod-talk-tickets-34503283249

Wed 19th July Listening to the Cry of the Earth and the Cry of the Poor: A CAFOD talk – London webinar.  You are invited to this special campaigns event where you’ll hear from Fr Peter Hughes, an Irish Columban priest from County Mayo who has spent most of his life as a missionary based in Lima, Peru.  Organised by CAFOD. Register to listen to this live on https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4695294364973161473                           

Wed 19th July Listening to the Cry of the Earth and the Cry of the Poor: A CAFOD talk Attend this event live at 1 St Peter and St Paul’s Camborne Ave, London, Northfields, W13 9QZ.  Register at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/listening-to-the-cry-of-the-earth-and-the-cry-of-the-poor-a-cafod-talk-tickets-34503283249

Sun 6th Aug Hiroshima commemorations organised by Pax Christi @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm in  Westminster Cathedral Piazza, Victoria, London SW1P.  LITURGY VIGIL – Every year we have a stall, vigil and time of prayer to commemorate the bombing of Hiroshima.  Join us, help give out leaflets, talk with people about what is happening today to ban nuclear weapons, pray with us.  Prayer times at 11.30 and 3.30. Leaflet here http://paxchristi.org.uk/wp/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/August_-peace-events.pdf        Contact the office if you would like to help us any way – all welcome.

Wed 9th Aug Nagasaki Commemorations @ Westminster Cathedral Piazza Organised by Pax Christi.  Every year we have a stall, vigil and time of prayer to commemorate the bombing of Hiroshima.  Join us, help give out leaflets, talk with people about what is happening today to ban nuclear weapons, pray with us.  Prayer times at 11.30 and 3.30. Leaflet here http://paxchristi.org.uk/wp/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/August_-peace-events.pdf.  Contact the office if you would like to help us any way – all welcome.

Wed 9th Aug Mark the anniversary of execution of Blessed Franz Jägerstätter, martyr for peace. Resources on Pax Christi website http://paxchristi.org.uk/ Annual service @ 6.30 in the Crypt Chapel, Westminster Cathedral. Access from Ambrosden Avenue, through car park. Followed by the annual interfaith peace walk to Battersea Park.

May 2017 Events

Tues 2nd May – Catholic Worker Vigil for Refugees (every first Tues of the Month) 12.30 in front of the Foreign Office, King Charles St:  We pray for refugees and call for our government to ensure safe passage for refugees

 Wed 3rd May – Love your neighbour: welcoming others in the face of fear.  A group for Christians of all denominations interested in the work of St Ethelburga’s to strengthen Christian support for and awareness of the mission of the Centre, through prayer, discussion and worship. Discussion led by Canon Rev. George Newton on practicing love for your neighbour and welcoming others in the face of fear.  For more information contact Jane Morton on 0207 496 1610 or jane.morton@stethelburgas.org

 Tues 9/10 May – “Christian Responsibility to Dalits and Caste Discrimination  2-day Conference organised by The Christian Network Against Caste Discrimination. 10 AM – 05 pm, at Amigo Hall, St George’s Cathedral, London SE1 7Y.  CONTACT DETAILS:  Voice of Dalit International:  Email: vodi@vodintl.org.uk , Tel: [0044] 0208 813 2380 / 07919247332, or Mr Jan Janoszka, Email: janj@rcdow.org.uk , Tel: 07572942799. Requested conference donation of £10 per day.

Sat 13th May – Annual General Meeting and Open Networking Day of National Justice & Peace Network at CAFOD, Romero House, 55 Westminster Bridge Road, London SE7 1JB. 10.30am to 4pm . Networking and Updates from around country.  Our Environment Working Party will lead a session to prepare for Creation Day and Creation Time (1 Sept – 4 Oct), looking at ideas and resources.  Tel:020 7901 4864 or  Email: admin@justice-and-peace.org.uk

14-20 MayChristian Aid Week .  Fund raising by membersof various churches to help the needy throughout the world, regardless of religion or race, in over 60 countries, to improve their own lives and tackle the causes of poverty and injustice

Mon 15th MayInternational Conscientious Objector’s Day. Commemoration with short speeches, songs led by Sue Gilmurray, a minute’s silence and flowers laid at the stone, to remember the COs of all countries and all times..  Bring family, friends and a picnic for afterwards. 12 noon in Tavistock Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1 with Guest speakers: Sir Mark Rylance and Nick Jeffrey (Vietnam War draft resister).  Singing from 11am.   Organised by Christian CND.  For further info: mail@coproject.org.uk

Tues 16 May – Catholic Worker Vigil for Refugees (every third Tues of the Month) 12:30pm, by the Home Office, Marsham Street: CW vigil. We pray for refugees and call for our government to ensure safe passage for refugees.

Tues 16 May – “Open Society under Threat?: A warning from history”  6.30pm.  A distinguished panel come to St. Paul’s Cathedral to explore the challenges facing nations and societies today, through the lens of history and the remarkable book Darkness over Germany. Speakers: Dr Rowan Williams, Baroness Butler-Sloss, Professor Maiken Umbach, Progessor Kurt Barling, with a response from Professor Lord Stern.  Register for free tickets at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/open-society-under-threat-a-warning-from-history-tickets-32582733834?aff=eac2

Sat 20th MayAnnual Mass for Migrants The 12th Migrants Mass will be hosted this year by Brentwood Diocese for the first time at St Anthony of Padua, Forest Gate, London E7 9QB. In honour of St Joseph the Worker. Every year, the Dioceses of Westminster, Southwark & Brentwood  celebrate the contributions being made by the migrant workers in the country. Bishop Alan Williams  will be the main celebrant .

Sat 20th May – 32nd Annual Multi-Faith Pilgrimage for Peace in Hertfordshire and North London. Starts at Arnos Grove at 9.15am Gathering at Our Lady of Lourdes, RC Church, 373 Bowes Road N11 1AA. Ends at 6.30pm.at Nanak Darbar – North London Gurdwara, 136 High Road, London N11 1PJ. Travel by coach   Please book early to reserve a seat .(around 100 places available only) Organised by Westminster Interfaith.  Enquiries to jondaldin@rcdow.org.uk , info@londoninterfaith.org.uk or check on the website: http://londoninterfaith.org.uk/

Sat 20th MayReligion in Colombia: Supporting or spoiling peace?  What role might religion play in the future of peace in Colombia? Rodeemos el Diálogo will facilitate a dialogue between ex-Archbishop of Canterbury Dr. Rowan Williams and a panel of experts on Colombian politics and human rights in our unique historical space. For more information contact Claire Chou Doran on 0207 496 1612 or claire.doran@stethelburgas.org

Sun 21st MayFaiths In Tune faithsintune@gmail.com   London Interfaith Music Festival, British Museum

Sat 3rd JunePax Christi Annual Gathering 2017 at Maria Fidelis School.  Register for tickets at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pax-christi-annual-gathering-2017-tickets-33112080123

Fri 9th JuneJ&P Visit to North London Waste Recycling Centre, Edmonton   to see how our household waste gets recycled and why. Time 10.30 to 12.00.   Meet 9.30am. at the Justice and Peace office, 4 Vincent Rd, London N15 3QH,   0208 888 4222

Fri 910th June – Protest, Power & Change is the theme of the 2017 Peace History Conference.  Organised by MAW in partnership with Imperial War Museums. Among topics on the programme will be ‘Fewer Bombs, More Jobs: The Lucas Aerospace Combine Shop Stewards’ Alternative Plan 1976’ and ‘Lysistrata in the Rainforest: the women’s nonviolent campaign which ended the civil war in Liberia’. PHC 2017 is timed to coincide with the exhibition ‘People Power: Fighting for Peace’ at IWM London.   (Exhibition ends 28 August)  The Museum is the venue for the Saturday conference:  IWM Lambeth Road, SE1 6HZ.

Friday 9th June .  Afternoon walk along London Peace Trail (starts 3.30pm  Tavistock Sq) and at 7.30pm the acclaimed play ‘This Evil Thing’ performed by Michael Mears (at Oasis Hub Waterloo, 1a Kennington Road SE1 7QP). e-booking for Conference, with add-on options for Peace Trail and/or Play  http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2911651

Sat 17 June – No Need for Nuclear: the Renewables are Here. CND hosts this one day national conference to discuss how renewable energy can and should replace nuclear energy production. Tickets £10/£5 10:15am-5pm (Registration and refreshments from 9:45am) Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London. Contact enquiries@cnduk.org  / 020 7700 2393

Mass For Migrants 2017

Migrants Mass Poster 2017

The annual Mass for Migrants in honour of St Joseph the Worker will be held in the Diocese of Brentwood, on 20th May at 11am.

The mass will be preceded by a banner procession of representatives from London’s diverse communities, occupations and civic organisations (gather at 10:30am).

The mass takes place at St Anthony of Padua, Forest Gate, E7 9QB.

You can download a poster here.

 

April 2017 Events

Wed 29th Mar Solidarity & Remembrance 14.15 As a sign of solidarity and to remember those who lost their lives, Londoners are to come together a week after the attacks. Meet at Park Plaza Hotel, South side of Westminster Bridge organised by Faiths Forum for London

1 to 30 April 20 millisieverts per year: An exhibition about Fukushima. Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London. Contact Conway Hall before visiting as opening hours vary: 020 7405 1818.

Tues 4 April Catholic Worker Vigil for Refugees (every first Tues of the Month)12.30 in front of the Foreign Office, King Charles St: CW We pray for refugees and call for our government to ensure safe passage for refugees.

Wed 12th April Envisioning a post-Brexit future together: an intergenerational dialogue. 6-8.30 pm at St Ethelburghas Centre, 78 Bishopsgate London EC2N 4AG, This participatory dialogue event investigates and challenges our understanding a post-Brexit future together, and explores the call for change in all its guises. We invite participants to join us to listen, share and understand diverse perspectives through a generational lens. For more information contact Claire Chou Doran on 0207 496 1612 or claire.doran@stethelburgas.org

Tues 18th April Catholic Worker Vigil for Refugees (every third Tues of the Month) 12:30pm, by the Home Office, Marsham Street: CW vigil. We pray for refugees and call for our government to ensure safe passage for refugees.

Thurs 20-23 April Global Campaign on Military Spending organised by Pax Christi. A great opportunity to raise the issue of military spending – asking the question, “does it make us safer”. Help others to think about this with a stall in your town centre or church. Highlight the opportunities that are lost when governments spend money on the military rather than on health, education, development, climate change and more…Ideas on how to run stalls here… https://demilitarize.org.uk/day-of-action/top-tips-for-planning-actions/

Fri 21st April Sharing our stories: How can storytelling bring peace? Where discussion and dialogue fail, stories have the power to build bridges between people and ultimately transform even the most complex conflicts. This workshop supports participants to integrate narrative and story-based approaches into the work we are already doing, and adapt responsively to our unique communities. For more information contact Claire Chou Doranon 0207 496 1612 or claire.doran@stethelburgas.org

Tues 25th April Blackamoores and Tudor England- The Untold History of an Influential Era The Library at Willesden Green, 95 High Road, Willesden, London NW10 2SF. To book, visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/blackamoores-and-tudor-england

Sun 30th April Shakespeare’s other countryment: Blackamoore wenches’ and Barbary African ‘king children’ in Tudor England. 2-3.15pm Phoenix Cinema – 52 High Road, East Finchley, London N2 9PJ

Mon 15th May International Conscientious Objector’s Day. Events around the country organised by Christian CND. For further information: mail@coproject.org.uk

NOW BOOKING: Annual Justice & Peace Conference 21-23 July 2017
“A Sabbath for the Earth and the Poor: The Challenge of Pope Francis”
Booking forms from NJPN, 39 Eccleston Square, London SW1V 1BX
020 7901 4864   admin@justice-and-peace.org.uk or download here
Some assistance may be possible for families. Please contact NJPN to discuss.

Caring for the Environment: Justice, Faith and You

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There will be a panel event on interfaith Environmental Concerns at Fyvie Hall, Regent Street Campus on Thursday 23rd March 2017 between 6:30pm and 8:30pm. All are welcome.

To register for this event, please see: http://interfaith-and-environment.eventbrite.co.uk

The panel includes the following speakers:

Chair: Roland Dannreuther, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of Westminster

Barbara Kentish, from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Westminster Justice & Peace Commission

Maiya Rahman, Campaigns Coordinator of Islamic Relief UK

Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos, Professor of Law & Theory at the University of Westminster

Don de Silva, Buddhist environmentalist, journalist, and CEO of Changeways International

Two Archbishop Romero Events

Two upcoming events for your diaries:

  • On Friday 24th March, 12:30pm at St George’s Cathedral, Southwark, there will be a Memoria Mass for Blessed Oscar Romero. “The Holy See has given special permission for the feast of Blessed Oscar Romero on 24 March to be celebrated as a Memoria Mass in the Cathedral. The 12.30pm Mass that day will be celebrated by Bishop Pat Lynch and will be a sung Mass.  All are welcome.”
  • On Saturday 25th March, 11am at St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, the annual Archbishop Romero Service will be taking place. This year the theme is “The Voice of the Voiceless”. The address at this ecumenical service will be given by Martha Zechmeister, a sister of the ‘Congregation of Jesus’, a theologian from Austria, living and working for the last ten years in El Salvador teaching theology at the Centro Monseñor Romero.

March Events

Wed 1st March

Ash Wednesday Annual act of resistance and repentance to nuclear war preparations at the Ministry of Defence in London organised by Pax Christi 3 – 4.30 pm Whitehall. Meet at 3.00pm, Victoria Embankment Gardens, Whitehall Section (nearest tube Embankment ). Between Northumberland Avenue and Horseguards Avenue.

Go Silent for 100 Minutes during Lent. Getting sponsored this Lent will help us to give a voice to young people for whom silence isn’t choice, those overlooked by society and who are cast out of decision making. So get sponsored to give up Facebook or stay silent this Lent and help us to do something amazing for young people. Challenge yourself and your community to cut out the noise in your life this Lent: go without Facebook or stay silent with us. – More information at http://millionminutes.org/silent

Interfaith Encounter in Israel and Palestine A group for Christians of all denominations interested in the work of St Ethelburga’s to strengthen Christian support for and awareness of the mission of the Centre, through prayer, discussion and worship. Discussion led by The Revd Dr James Walters on interreligious conflict and LSE’s student program “Interfaith Encounter: Israel and Palestine” at St Ethelburgha’s, 78 Bishopsgate London EC2N 4AG United Kingdom 1.45 – 4.20 pm. For more information contact Claire Chou Doran on 0207 496 1612 or claire.doran@stethelburgas.org

Thurs 2nd March

Spring Concert for Peace. Musicians for Peace and Disarmament (MPD). All proceeds from Musicians for Peace & Disarmament concerts go to organisations in the peace movement. Tickets: £15 Concessions: £10. 7pm at Hinde Street Methodist Church 19 Thayer Street London W1U 2QJ. Book online (with no booking fee) at www.wegottickets.com/event/386634 Or purchase tickets with cash on the door.

2 March – 30 April

20 millisieverts per year: An exhibition about Fukushima. Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London. Contact Conway Hall before visiting as opening hours vary: 020 7405 1818.

Fri 3rd March

Prayer Service for Women’s World Day of Prayer 2.15pm Green Lanes Methodist Church near Newington Green N1

And 7.30pm St Olave’s Church Manor House N4 check website for events near you:

Women’s World Day of Prayer: wwdp.org.uk

Sat 4th March

NHS Day of Action National Demonstration Assemble 12am Tavistock Square, London, WC1 (Nearest Tube Russell Square) healthcampaignstogether.com

Sun 5th March

A Tea Party! At St Mellitus Church Tollington Park, N4 3AG 3-5.30 pm with Tombola, Raffle, Facepainting, Conjuror, Stalls and more. Music from King Toad and the All-Weather Riders. Fundraiser for Prisoners Maintaining Innocence a campaigning organisation for prisoners who maintain their innocence. Tickets £5 adult, £2 Child Donations for Tombola and Raffle welcome via Bruce Kent.

Tues 7th March

Christian CND Embassies Walk. This year the walk will be focussing on the Nuclear Ban Treaty, and will be visiting embassies of countries closely involved with the negotiations. Meet at 11am in St Martin-in-the-Fields for a short service followed by a light lunch and briefings. We aim to start the walk around 1pm..

Tues 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th Mar

Westminster Diocese Lent Talks 2017 Season of “Faith Matters” talks, organised by the Agency for Evangelisation.7-8.30 pm. . Building on the Holy Year of Mercy and the Holy Father’s recent letter at the close of the Year inviting us to go on opening new doors of mercy, we have chosen “Faces of Mercy” as the theme of our four talks. Speakers include Fr Geoffrey Wheaton SJ, Sarah Teather, Peter Scott and Mgr. Roger Reader. Main conference room at Vaughan House, Francis Street SW1P 1QN

Catholic Worker Vigil for Refugees (every first Tues of the Month) 12.30pm in front of the Foreign Office, King Charles St. Join the Catholic Worker as they pray for refugees and call for our government to ensure safe passage for refugees. If you cannot join these vigils why not organise your own on the same day and time?

Wed 8th March

International Womens Day internationalwomensday.com Postcards from paxchristi.org.uk, 020 8203 4884

Is Christianity Good News for Animals?’: London greenchristian.org.uk/whats-on

Free Trade and Fair Trade: Trade Justice in the Post-Brexit Era 7-9pm St Anselm and St Cecilia’s, 70 Lincolns Inn Fields, WC2A 3JA (entrance on Holborn). Speaker Emilie Schultze, Campaigns Officer, Traidcraft

Fri 10th March

CAFOD Lent Fast Day on Zambia: cafod.org.uk

Sat 11th March

Fukushima March on Parliament. Assemble 12 noon for 12:30 start outside Japanese Embassy, 101 Piccadilly, London. March to Parliament for rally in front of Statue of George, Old Palace Yard. https://rememberfukushima.org/

Free Trade and Fair Trade: Trade Justice in the Post-Brexit Era 10:30-12:30pm, Our Lady Immaculate and St Andrew, 16 Nightingale Lane, Hitchin, SG5 1QS. Speaker Marie Milne, Campaigns Manager, Traidcraft

Wed 15th March

Fukushima Parliamentary Public Meeting. Public meeting to discuss ‘Fukushima after Six Years’ with Dr. Ian Fairlie, Margaret Ritchie MP, Professor Andy Blowers. Chaired by Catherine West MP (Shadow Foreign Secretary). 7pm-9pmCommitte Room 9, House of Commons, Westminster, London.

Thurs 16th March

CARJ Urban Network Meeting, 12-5pm, Newman House, Gower St, Fitzrovia London, WC1E

Sat 18th March

A Day for Burma: St Andrew’s Waterloo, London christiansaware.co.uk, 0116 254 0770

Tues 21st March

Catholic Worker Vigil for Refugees Every 3rd Tuesday of the month, 12:30pm, by the Home Office, Marsham Street: CW vigil. We pray for refugees and call for our government to ensure safe passage for refugees. If you cannot join these vigils why not organise your own on the same day and time?

Wed 22nd March

World Water Day

Friday, 24 March

Feast Day of Blessed Oscar Romero. St George’s Cathedral, Southwark SE1 7HY 12.30pm Mass with Bishop Patrick Lynch SSCC on the feast day of Blessed Oscar Romero, followed by light refreshments

Sat 25th March

The Secret of Romero – Passion for God and Compassion for the Poor 11am Ecumenical Service in memory of Archbishop Oscar Romero at St Martin in the Fields

Uncharted Territory: Arms Control and Disarmament in the New Nuclear Age’: Student/Young Pugwash Conference: London: newnuclearage.eventbrite.co.uk, 020 7405 6661

Tues 28 March

Does Trump’s Arms Race Mean a Race to War? North London Stop the War hosts this meeting with CND General Secretary Kate Hudson and Jude Woodward (blogger, NewColdWar.org) on the implications of Trump’s Presidency in light of his pledge to enter into a new nuclear weapons arms race and his increasing hostility to China. 6:30-8pm Old Fire Station, 84 Mayton St, London. http://tinyurl.com/jzqo47l