The purpose of the Commission is to:

  • Promote awareness, discussion  and action throughout the Leeds diocese about the ‘Just’ Gospel response to the key issues of today
  • Advise the bishop of Leeds in respect of key Social Justice issues
  • Celebrate the work  that so many people in the diocese are already doing to bring about God’s Reign of Justice and Peace

NJPN logoWe are an integral part of the Diocese of Leeds and also a member of the National Justice and Peace Network.

LEEDS PALESTINIAN FILM FESTIVAL

08 NOVEMBER – 11 DECEMBER still photos from films on a filmstrip

Finding out about life in Palestine is almost impossible from the mainstream media.  This festival, taking place at various venues across the city, is a great way to find out more about aspects of life for Palestinians today. Although the situation for many Palestinians is heartbreaking you will also find many uplifting stories among the films on offer.  

Look at the special website for the festival in order to see the full programme of films. Last year many of the presentations sold out – so be sure to book a ticket for anything that you think you might attend.

Film Festival website

FAMILY POVERTY: A DIOCESE ACTS

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Living on a low income is difficult – even more so for families. What are the problems experienced by families on low income?  What can we (as Church) do about it – given the importance that we attach to family values?

These are the key questions explored in a set of 5 two hour parish-based workshops that we are currently piloting.

Could you host a set of meetings in your parish or Churches Together group?

Email the office for more information.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Nov
15
Thu
all-day 4th Leeds Palestinian Film Festival
4th Leeds Palestinian Film Festival
Nov 15 – Dec 11 all-day
2018 marks the fourth Leeds Palestinian Film Festival. Many people are disturbed by what is happening to the Palestinian people on the West Bank and Gaza. The film festival provides a unique opportunity to find[...]
5:45 pm FIlm – Around the Wall: Bend it ... @ Rose Bowl Lecture Theatre D
FIlm – Around the Wall: Bend it ... @ Rose Bowl Lecture Theatre D
Nov 15 @ 5:45 pm – 7:15 pm
FIlm - Around the Wall: Bend it like Bethlehem @ Rose Bowl Lecture Theatre D | England | United Kingdom
A film about Women’s football in the West Bank followed by a talk and Q+A session This documentary film follows a group of women footballers from the UK and Germany on their second football trip[...]
Nov
16
Fri
5:00 pm Understanding and overcoming the... @ The Rose Bowl LEcture Theatre B
Understanding and overcoming the... @ The Rose Bowl LEcture Theatre B
Nov 16 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Understanding and overcoming the politics of hate @ The Rose Bowl LEcture Theatre B | England | United Kingdom
This lecture with Q&A will be given by Dr Joe Mulhall, Senior researcher with Hope not Hate. The HOPE not hate campaign was founded in 2004 to provide a positive antidote to the politics of[...]
Nov
17
Sat
10:00 am Peace Now: The Personal Dimension @ Friends Meeting House
Peace Now: The Personal Dimension @ Friends Meeting House
Nov 17 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Peace Now: The Personal Dimension @ Friends Meeting House | England | United Kingdom
An event organised by York Quakers to explore elements of peacemaking in our own lives. Cost £12.00 (students £7) Participants will be introduced to skills for practical peace-making, conflict resolution and non-violent communication. Workshops will[...]
Nov
18
Sun
all-day 2018 World Day of the Poor
2018 World Day of the Poor
Nov 18 all-day
2018 World Day of the Poor
“On this day, may all of us feel that we are in debt to the poor, because, in hands outstretched to one another, a salvific encounter can take place to strengthen our faith,inspire our charity[...]