Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.
Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.
Blessed are the pure of heart, for they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.
Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Taken from The Beatitudes in Matthew 5:1-10)
I hope that you have had a good fortnight. The weather has certainly been very seasonal – very cold! Not good if you are being careful about putting the gas/electric on.
The above logo introduces our Conference, which will take place between the 21st – 23rd July, at the Hayes Conference Centre in Swanwick, Derbyshire. Don’t forget to save the date! Geoff tells me that Booking Forms will be going out with the postal copies of the newsletter very soon, and a copy of the form will also then be available on the NJPN website. Keep an eye out for it.
So it has been another dismal week in politics, another scandal, another resignation – and to top it all, Sir Rod Stewart is another celebrity that has come out and spoken against the Government. He reckons that in all his 78 years he has never seen the country in such a state. More on that later.
There were a few worthy items sent for our Action of the Week, but we have gone with this petition from Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) as it is urgent, with a deadline of 31st January. The other items you will find further down this e-bulletin.
I should be sending the next edition out in around two weeks time. In the meantime, keep up the good work and stay warm and safe.