Diocesan Justice & Peace Commission newsletter
* Welcome to our July newsletter. There has been a lot happening and it is great to be able to report on the actions and achievements of many younger people in the diocese.
* THE TIME IS NOW: CLIMATE CHANGE LOBBY REPORT The mass lobby of Parliament about Climate Change included many people who had travelled to London from Yorkshire.
*POEMS OF HOPEThe Diocesan Refugee Support Group recently launched a booklet of poems about refugees written by school students in the Leeds Diocese. The poems were submitted as part of a competition where they were asked to write Poems of Hope on the theme of refugees. The top prize went to a poem by Esmee Vince-Morgan, aged 6.
*CARE OF CREATION AWARD FOR STUDENT IN LEEDS DIOCESE Tom Allan, from St Mary’s High School Menston, has been awarded the Barbara Ward award for ‘Care of Creation’. Tom has featured in the newsletter previously in relation to the Global Warriors group in the school.
*LEEDS CITIZENS ASSEMBLY Leeds Citizens has now been going for 5 years and is growing in strength and depth with the help of their paid organisers Tom Chigbo and Becky Howcroft. Many faith communities, including the Diocese itself, the Commission and Catholic Care are members. In the coming year there are plans to develop citizens in both Kirklees and Bradford districts.