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Justice and Peace 

 

Caritas Leeds Criminal Justice Inquiry

Caritas Leeds has recently completed a 2-year inquiry into the criminal justice system.
In October 2020, Bishop Marcus launched Justice & Mercy, a report containing the findings and recommendations for the Diocese, and a series of online resources to help Catholics take action locally. You can access these at www.dioceseofleeds.org.uk/caritas/ 


Please click here for information about a series of online workshops to learn about how the criminal justice system works, hear personal testimonies from people with lived experience and explore how Catholics can take action to promote both justice and mercy. 

The first workshop, Understanding the Criminal Justice System, will be on Saturday 17 April from 11am to 12-30pm, led by Danielle Kingsley, a barrister with over 20 years of experience and a Commissioner of the Caritas Leeds Criminal Justice Inquiry. Registration is by Eventbrite - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/caritas-leeds-31188104135 

 

 

CAFOD Lent Fast day - Friday 26th February

This year the focus is on water. 1 in 3 people around the world don't have clean safe water. This Lent CAFOD are asking us to make a powerful difference to many peoples' lives. By giving on line or in the collection next weekend you can help provide boreholes and solar powered water pumps to remote communities.  You can help to save lives.

To donate online please text CAFOD 70480 to donate 5 pounds, or go to our Just Giving Page at: 

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ststephensskipton

 You can also sign up to walk 10,000 steps a day for 40 days in Lent. This can be done as an individual or as a group. Click Walk for Water for more information.

 

  

Advent Appeal 2020

We raised £140-00 for the Abigail Housing Destitution Project which provides destitute asylum seekers with accommodation and support in  Bradford.

 

For more information visit the Abigail Housing website.

 

Leeds Diocesan Justice and Peace Commission

 If you would like to explore their website please click here.

Share the Journey Refugee Walk

8 July 2018

On Sunday 8 July 2018 walkers from Skipton joined thousands of others to help complete CAFOD'S 24,900-mile walk around the world in solidarity with refugees. They contributed about 128 miles to the challenges they completed a walk along the Leeds-Liverpool canal to Silsden, where they met with walkers from Keighley. 

Click here to learn more about CAFOD's Share the Journey walk

 St Stephen's

Justice and Peace Group

If you would like to join or to find out more about  please click here to contact Sheila Gregory or the Parish Office, or just come along to a meeting.

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Justice and Peace Group Advent Appeal 2019

SOS Children's Village, Gode, Ethiopia

SOS Children's Villages UK Website  

Looking after our Common Home

Sign the petition to the Prime Minister:

CAFOD Climate Change Petition

On Sunday 1 September 2019 the Justice and Peace group, with support from Bronagh at CAFOD Leeds, organised a Creation Mass to celebrate the beauty of God’s creation and to highlight the threats to our planet. After Mass we had an inter-generational discussion where older members of the congregation shared their experiences with the enthusiasm of youth. Inspired by fourteen year old Ben, a group of us went litter picking on Sunday 15 September around Skipton and collected several bulging bags of rubbish.