The July issue of the NW NJPN E BULLETIN leads with a report of a new publication by the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales’ in response to the government’s hard-line approach towards migrants and refugees. Love the Stranger invites us to recognise migrants and refugees as people and respect their basic human dignity. Looking through some old material I came across Thomas Merton’s Letter to a Young Activist written to peace activist Jim Forest in 1966. Extracts, peppered by Jim’s thoughts, are included here and make encouraging reading for us at times when we may lose heart. There’s topical news and items from across the region plus a full diary. Please read and pass on.
Enjoy the NJPN Conference later this month for those able to attend.