Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Acting Justly in Worth Abbey Parish

David Thomson A&B J&P Adviser back centre
with Worth Parish J&P and SVP groups
The Justice & Peace group at Worth Abbey Parish regularly hosts “Speaker Evenings” at which various issues are raised and discussed. Recent evenings have seen this very active group feature the work of CAFOD, the Medaille Trust for trafficked women, the Gatwick Detainees Welfare Group, the Jubilee Campaign and the link between poverty and violence from Pax Christi. David Thomson the Justice & Peace Adviser for the Diocese of Arundel & Brighton was delighted to be invited to speak to the group on the 6th October on the subject of 'Justice and Peace: What Can You Do; a Call to Action'.

Approximately 20 parishioners attended, many of whom were either members of the SVP group or the J&P group. Both of these groups are very active in the parish. The talk focussed on the action plan developed at the last diocesan Justice & Peace Assembly, which had been designed to help and inspire Catholic parishes make a positive difference in the pursuit of justice and peace in the world.

The overall theme of the plan is 'Human Rights' (defence of … promotion of) in light of the 60th Anniversary of the European Convention on Human Rights (November 3rd, 2011 marking the end of the anniversary year). For information on this year's and next year's Justice & Peace Assembly click here

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