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NJPN Newsletter – Spring 2017

The Spring edition of the NJPN newsletter leads with a reflection on the ‘Truer meaning of Sabbath’, written by John Bell of the Iona Community.  We are reminded of the message of Pope Francis in LaudatoSi’ that  

‘the present parlous state of the planet’s ecology indicates that a Sabbath for the earth is equally significant for the survival of rich and poor’

The NJPN Swanwick conference in July will seek to develop this notion of BEAUTY and SABBATH as fundamental to the way we relate to God, ourselves, each other, creation, our life in society.

Niall Cooper, Director of Church Action on Poverty, offers a personal reflection on his 20 years in the post. He speaks of dignity and truth and the intrinsic worth of all people.

‘Working Together for Justice and Peace’ celebrates the ecumenical working of East Grinstead Justice & Peace Group.

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NJPN Newsletter: Autumn 2016

The autumn edition of the NJPN newsletter leads with a report from the annual Swanwick conference, where those present were challenged to work for a new way of ‘doing politics’. A political system which works for all people.

Following her first time at Swanwick, Katrina Rigby has written a moving reflection on her experience of the conference entitled ‘The start of a journey for years to come’

We can also read about the ongoing challenges faced by a family as they commit to living as a ‘justice and peace family’

The speaking personally column features Barbara Butler, a patron of NJPN, who is executive secretary of Christians Aware, an international and interdenominational educational charity.

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NJPN Newsletter: Summer 2016

‘The Hidden Victims of Crime’ In the lead article Katherine Copperthwaite tells us of a project undertaken by Pact, working with Place2BE to support children affected by the imprisonment of a parent.

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NJPN Newsletter: Spring 2015

News from National Justice & Peace Network Spring 2015 

“It took just three years or less for Jesus to convince twelve ordinary Galileans that they were the leaven of the whole batch, the salt of the earth, the city set on the world’s hill. What we need is the total conviction that things can be changed: that we can do it if we decide, in faith and hope, that it can be done. The world stands wide open for those who decide that it does..”
Thomas Cullinan. If the Eye Be Sound

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NJPN Newsletter: Autumn 2014

News from National Justice & Peace Network Autumn 2014 

For… the hatred which divides nation from nation, race from race, class from class.. the covetous desires of people and nations to possess what is not their own.. the greed which exploits the work of human hands and lays waste the Earth.. the envy of the welfare and happiness of others.. our indifference to the plight of the imprisoned, the homeless, the refugee.. the lust which dishonours the bodies of men, women and children.. the pride which leads us to trust in ourselves and not in God..

Father forgive 

Download: Autumn 2014 Newsletter