Our mission is to energise the work of Justice & Peace in our diocese.
Bishops call on parishes to get involved with community sponsorship scheme for Syrian refugees: 
Please read: http://www.catholicnews.org.uk/Home/News/Refugee-Scheme

Our booklet on how parishes, schools and individuals may be able to advise those affected by welfare benefit changes is now available or contact our office for printed copies.Download here

Winter Newsletter             October Update             Spring 2015 Assembly ReportAutumn Assembly Report                                                                                         Living Wage - Archbishop Peter

 Presentations from JPIC talks given on Evangelli Gaudium:
           J&P Evangalisation talks      Evangelli Gaudium Presentation  by Phil Kerton
           Current issues         
Evangelli Gaudium Presentation. by Jackie McLoughlin

The Catholic Church In England & Wales Response To The Refugee Crisis

Catholics in England and Wales are urged to respond to the refugee crisis with prayer, practical action and advocacy. Whether it's donating time, skills or money, you can make a valuable contribution to the humanitarian effort.

The Contact for Archdiocese of Southwark is:
Email: office@southwarkjandp.co.uk     Phone: 020 7928 9742

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Pope Francis' Appeal To Catholic Parishes To House At Least One Refugee Family

Those who would like to host migrants, may contact Housing Justice. Housing Justice will be holding an Information Evening on 21st September on Hosting Destitute Refugees and Migrants.


If you are not able to host, but would like to help in any way, please contact JPIC or Housing Justice.

The National Board of Catholic Women has recently completed a series of poverty hearings and study days in a number of dioceses in England and Wales. The Report gives a clear and detailed picture of poverty in our country today, with evidence from many people of the damage poverty does to women and their families. There is also much information for action!  Report

St James, Petts Wood - Southwark's first LiveSimply Parish
Applicants must undertake three substantial actions, covering each of the headings of ‘Living Simply’, ‘Living Sustainably’, and ‘Living in Solidarity with People in Poverty’. Then, at least six other complimentary actions must be demonstrated, plus indications that the programme is sustainable  with the ‘Livesimply team’ settings targets and with good outreach to the whole congregation.  Led by Roger Wright the Petts Wood team were assessed on 20th June and passed with flying colours.

For more information on St James' see: http://www.stjamespettswood.org
Find out more on the Simply award at:

Robin Hood Tax film with Bill Nighy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ghKdH1iJBc
All the additional campaigning materials can be found here (including sharegraphics, example Tweets etc): www.robinhoodtax.org.uk/millionstrong/assets  

Is yours a FairTrade parish?  If not please check
www.cafod.org.uk/Campaign/Get-clued-up/Fairtrade to find out how easy it is to become one.





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