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Rooted in God’s life and love, we, the Faith and Justice Commission, come together to...

...be active in promoting JUSTICE, LOVE AND PEACE.
...identify the tensions experienced by people as they live their faith.
...support, nurture and celebrate each other.

In all our work, we attempt to use the methodology of the 'pastoral cycle', a prophetic, Christian way of examining the world and acting to change it.

This is what Yahweh asks of you: to act justly, love tenderly & walk humbly with your God” Micah 6:8



The F&J April 2018, and Churches Together in Cumbria  Newsletter and NJPN NW Bulletin

No Faith in Fracking Week  Monday 23rd – Saturday 28th April People of all faiths and spiritualities and none are welcome to all activities throughout the week. Cuadrilla Fracking Site Preston is on New Road Blackpool  PR4 3P and on the 61 bus route.  There is parking at Maple Farm  https://www.facebook.com/NoFaithInFracks/     For more details of the programme and  practicalities  email   nofaithinfracksgroup@protonmail.com

At the fracking site on the 4th October the feast of St Francis prayers, reflections and hymns. More on the day and the inputs at:

Inspiring presentations from Celebrating Creation at St Monica's Blackpool are here http://www.lancasterfaithandjustice.co.uk/download/environmental-issues-celebrating-creation/20th-september-celebrating-creation-at-st-monicas-blackpool/

National Justice and Peace Network havepublished a Briefing Paper on Fracking -please download

St Mary's Parish in Ulverston has just installed an electric vehicle charging point in the church  carpark - the first in the diocese, and possibly the first for parishioners attending church to use in the country. This will be commissioned and formally switched-on on Friday 1st September, the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation.

 Welcoming the Stranger - A guide   This intended for churches and other groups to help them find a way to respond positively to the refugee crisis. With easy to read sections and    important factual information the guide busts myths that have grown up to describe this national and global crisis. Importantly the document offers clear guidance and support to help church  communities, and others, offer practical help as they seek to welcome the stranger.  Written by  Liverpool Justice & Peace Commission in conjunction with other church leaders. There has been developed a Lancashire edition which is available at: http://www.cuf.org.uk/refugees-and-asylum-seekers-lancs

Caring for Creation day reports



 The Catholic Church and Nuclear Weapons  leaflet from Pax Christi 

Opportunities for you to write or visit your MP in their local surgery to tell them why you have No Faith in Trident –Britain’s nuclear weapon system and why it should be scrapped. In 2006 the Catholic Bishops' Conference called the UK Government to set an example by decommissioning all UK nuclear weapons and so the plans for their replacement goes completely against our Bishops' call. (Hints to help with letter to MP)

lies we tell ourselves: ending comfortable myths about poverty  13 million people – including 3.6 million children – live in poverty in the UK today. This major new report shows how evidence and statistics have been misused, misrepresented and manipulated to create myths that blame and stigmatise the most vulnerable in society. 

From Pope Francis:Laudato Si' Care of Our Common Home and  Evangelii Gaudium To Share the Joy of Christianity