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Southwark Justice and Peace 2014 Autumn Assembly

  Full Report                   Peru Presentation                    Kent Presentation

Live Simply Workshop   Involving Young Workshop  Theology Workshop   Tricky Questions

Justice and Peace 2014 Spring Assembly
"Solidarity with the Poor"            Full Report
Why Welfare Reform matters to Christians      Alison Gelder's talk
Lobbying your MP                                               Jackie McLoughlin's talk

London Justice and Peace 2013 Autumn Assembly
"Justice & Peace - Mission Beyond the Year of Faith"  Full Report                
Mission beyond the Year of Faith - talk by Bishop Pat Lynch     Bishop Pat's Talk
50th Anniversary of Pacem in Terris  - talk by Bruce Kent       Bruce Kent's talk
           Franciscan Sisters of Mary - Mission Today and Tomorrow     Sisters' Presentation
            Mission and Development - talk by Bishop Kevin Dowling       Synopsis of Talk

                                                                                                                     Link to interview

May 11th - Our 2013 Spring Assembly - Franciscan Study Centre
Blessed are the Poor? - Social Justice in the Year of Faith

A Contemporary Franciscan Sprituality
           Seamus Mulholland OFM Text  

Croydon, Merton & Sutton Credit Union
Clive Lambie   PowerPoint

Where are the poor today?
Joanna Waller  PowerPoint  

Assembly Report


May 19th - Our 2012 Spring Assembly - Aylesford Priory
 We had excellent speakers on the topic from Traidcraft, CAFOD, World Development Movement and Medway Food Bank. To see the presentations click:      
 Traidcraft     CAFOD     WDM     Food Bank 

'Big Society? - Fair Society? - Just Society?'
Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation: Autumn Assembly 2011

Our Commission for Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation Autumn Assembly was held in the Amigo Hall of Saturday, 22nd October 2011, with over fifty attending. We were particularly pleased to welcome Bishop Patrick Lynch and Bishop Howard Tripp.

The day started with table discussions which gave everyone the opportunity to discuss matters of interest and each table then gave feedback to the whole room.


The first speaker was Daniel Hale from Progressio, accompanied by Semhar Mengis, one of their young volunteers. They gave us a world view speaking on ‘Building the Really Big Society’.
Link to Presentation


Their presentation was followed by Barbara Kentish from Westminster J&P who gave the Southwark launch of ‘100 Days of Peace’, an initiative to involve all schools and parishes in creating a legacy of peace during and after the Olympics. Leaflets are available of request from our JPIC office. There is more information at


Bishop Patrick with Francis Davis

At lunchtime we were most pleased to host a book launch. ‘Catholic Social Conscience: Reflection and Action on Catholic Social Teaching’ sets out, in a collection of essays, to explore the possibilities for a renewed Catholic social conscience in these times of change.

In the afternoon we listened to two excellent speakers on the topic of ‘Big Society? – Fair Society? - Just Society’. Francis Davis, who is one of the editors of the book which was launched at the meeting, is a fellow of Blackfriars Hall, Oxford University, and a director of the Las Casas Institute on Ethics, Human Rights and Social Justice. Alison Gelder is Director of Housing Justice and a member of our JPIC committee.
The day concluded with a question and answer session with a panel comprised of Bishop Patrick

Our Autumn Assembly 2010
Our Autumn Assembly featured a talk by Archbishop Peter Smith entitled "Why Justice & Peace"
In his talk the Archbishop referred to an article by Paul Donovan and this plus his talk has sparked a lively debate.

Archbishop Peter's talk        
Paul Donovan's article
Ellen Teague's Response       Paul Donovan's Response
Anne Peacey's Response       Phil Kerton's Letter

Our Autumn Assembly 2009

The main topic of our Autumn Assembly, held at St Peter's,  Woolwich“ on 17th October was "The Changing Face of Britain” celebrating 25 years of CARJ (Catholic Association for Racial Justice). 

The pictures show Bishop Howard Tripp with Haynes Baptiste, one of the speakers from CARJ and Bishop Pat Lynch with

Margaret Ann Fisken, the Chair of CARJ, Tony Lobo and Richard Zipfel.

Other speakers were Mr Pat Winston, head teacher from St Paul's Academy and Petra Kjell, Environment Policy and Advocacy officer from Progressio who spoke on "Water, Climate Change and Copenhagen.

 Download a full report      To see more photographs            2nd November 2009




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