Justice and Peace News
posted on 18 July 2012
A joint letter from Pax Christi and Westminster Justice and Peace was published on the Guardian website on 13 July 2012.
In the wake of the G4S security fiasco, the Justice and Peace Commission continues to express concern about the high profile of the military at the forthcoming London 2012 Games.
If the Olympic ideal of laying down weapons to take up friendly sporting competition is to be truly fulfilled we need to challenge the increasing militarisation of the Games.
posted on 12 July 2012
A beautiful Peace Garden was opened at Our Lady Queen of Apostles on 6th July 2012 following a Mass to mark the start of a week of prayer for peace and the visit of the Pax Christi Peace Icon. Parishioners attended from all three Catholic parishes in Welwyn Garden City as well as guests from other churches and peace organisations.
The garden has been carefully designed to include a host of peace symbols, including a flower bed planted in the colours of the rainbow, an olive tree and a fountain. This tranquil space will provide a haven of peace and reflection for parishioners for many years to come.
posted on 04 July 2012
The proclamation of 100 Days of Peace to surround the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games is underway. Events began with an all-night Peace Vigil at St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, in the centre of London on 8/9 June 2012. Hundreds of people came to pray for peace. Sikhs, Buddhists and Muslims joined Christians of all denominations to reflect on the great need of the world for peace. The final hour was attended by the Archbishop of Westminster, Vincent Nichols, and the Bishop of London, Richard Chartres. Everyone is now asking 'What can we do to make the Olympic Truce a reality?'
posted on 13 February 2012
The care of God’s creation is the focus of a new leaflet about the Diocese of Westminster's environmental mission.
posted on 19 October 2011
100 Days of Peace is a Justice and Peace initiative supported by the three dioceses of Brentwood, Southwark and Westminster.
posted on 02 May 2011
“Scandal and deeply unjust when ordinary workers and especially migrant workers are exploited” Bishop Thomas McMahon
posted on 24 November 2010
The successful language classes for migrants and refugees which resumed this autumn are looking for volunteer helpers.
posted on 19 November 2010
Statement from the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales on the challenges posed by the present economic situation.
posted on 01 April 2009
Melanie Cunningham, explains what is involved.