The NW NJPN E BULLETIN SEPTEMBER 2023 highlights the next NJPN Networking Day to be held in Birmingham on Saturday 23 September with a focus on the 75th anniversary of Windrush.  Our guest will be Rev. Canon Eve Pitts who will speak of the experiences of people from the Caribbean and the issues of racial justice that we still need to address today. Rev. Eve was the first black woman vicar in the Church of England and is a long-standing campaigner for racial justice.


Closer to home, Lancaster Diocese Faith and Justice Commission are hosting a Care for Creation event on Saturday 7 October.  


50 years after General Pinochet’s military coup in Chile, renowned political artist Peter Kennard is re-staging the photomontage he created in response to the violence that ensued – his 1985 exhibition of that work at London’s Barbican Arts Centre was subject to censorship at that time because a meeting between Pinochet’s financial officials and British bankers was taking place there.  Peter is now showing the exhibition in London from 12-23 September – read his chilling account, click on the images and go to see them if you can.


There are many events in the J&P Calendar taking place nationally and across the NW in the coming weeks plus the exciting news that Manchester University has appointed the first-ever Professor of Comparative and Ukrainian Politics in the UK and the wider English-speaking world.  Schools news feature the latest Columban Media Competition 2023-2024 on the theme ‘Biodiversity Matters’ plus a conference in Liverpool on 13 October run by Catholic Education Service (CES), Caritas Social Action Network (CSAN), and the Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD).


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Best wishes


Anne O’Connor

NW NJPN Justice and Peace E Bulletin September 2023