The August issue of the NW NJPN E Bulletin celebrates the life of two dedicated North West activist who died recently. Patrick Darnes was a dedicated campaigner for justice and equality for the Palestinian people and Tony McNicholl was a former Justice and Peace worker for the Diocese of Wrexham. We honour the legacy of Civil rights campaigner Roy Hackett, one of the organisers of the Bristol Bus Boycott whose actions helped pave the way for the Race Relations Acts of 1965 and 1968, and also the actress Nichelle Nichols who broke the barriers for Black women starring as Lt Uhura on the original Star Trek TV Show and who shared one of the first multi-racial screen kisses with William Shatner’s Captain Kirk. The England football team’s resounding success in Euro 2022 will hopefully break down barriers in sport although there are concerns that the government is lagging behind in promoting equality for girls in school sports provision. There are reports on UK poverty, climate change, current events and some hard-hitting articles about the situation in Palestine plus a topical personal report from a US Sister who works with transgender people. Finally, read a poem on refugees by Brian Bilston and then read it again!
Please read and pass on
Late addition to the NW NJPN August E Bulletin:
I’ve just received this request from Maria in Wrexham diocese re the late Tony McNicholl.
Maria says, “I wonder if you could add this to the piece? It’s a website with a tribute to Tony and a link to being able to donate to the charity for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.”
Additional note from Anne O’Connor, E Bulletin Editor:
This is a debilitating illness and, coincidentally, was also suffered by Patrick Darnes whose obit is in the August NW Bulletin too.
Please consider supporting this charity in memory of two dedicated workers for Justice and Peace.