Justice and Peace

Welcome to the Justice & Peace website pages of

Church of Sacred Heart of Jesus and St Joseph, Ware

 Aim: To inform, engage and involve the Parish in Justice and Peace issues.

Objective: To bring before people of the Parish matters of concern because the Catholic Parish is a Justice and Peace Community.

Areas of concern: Family and Life issues e.g. Euthanasia, Abortion, Supporting families of prisoners; Justice and Freedom –  Christian Democracy, Prisoners of Conscience, Basic Human Rights around the world; Developing WorldFairtrade World,  CAFOD campaigns; Marginalised and Social Care Migrants, Refugees, Homelessness; Personal and Group Development – prayer, discussion, action.



31st ‘A Time to Act’: Racial Justice Sunday 31st JanuaryThe effects of the Coronavirus pandemic, the killing of George Floyd, and the powerful message on fraternity and equality by Pope Francis in Fratelli Tutti speak of the need to actively oppose racism’. For further information, including a reflection from Westminster’s Bishop Paul McAleenan see https://www.cbcew.org.uk/home/events/racial-justice-sunday-2021/

CAFOD Lent Fast DayFriday 26th February  www.cafod.org.uk

CAFOD Lent Appeal – Abdella lives in an extremely remote and mountainous part of Ethiopia. It takes him ten hours a day to collect water. He says his life is being wasted as he has no time for anything else. Please give today to reach vulnerable communities around the world with water and to provide other vital support.  Please donate online at www.cafod.org.uk/give

You can also easily give via text. Text LENT 5 to 70460 to give £5;  Text LENT 10 to 70460 to give £10;  Text LENT 20 to 70460 to give £20.  Or Telephone: 0303 303 3030 to donate over the phone.

*Texts cost £10 plus one standard rate message and you’ll be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising via telephone and SMS.  If you’d like to give £10 but do not wish to receive marketing communications, text LENTNOINFO to 70460.

5th World Day of Prayer: Build on a Strong Foundation https://www.wwdp.org.uk/  organised by the women of Vanuatu


FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT 22 February to 7 March 2021

– For two weeks each year at the end of February and start of March, thousands of individuals, companies and groups across the UK come together to share the stories of the people who grow our food and drinks. mine our gold and who grow the cotton in our clothes, people who are often exploited and underpaid.

In Fairtrade Fortnight 2021, we will highlight the growing challenges that climate change brings to farmers and workers in the communities Fairtrade works with.

For further information see:  https://www.fairtrade.org.uk/get-involved/current-campaigns/fairtrade-fortnight 




An image of the logo for UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) at the SEC – Glasgow 2021

Care of Creation Briefings Justice & Peace Westminster is offering Zoom briefings every Monday lunchtime, from 1pm to 1.45pm, in preparation for the UN Climate Conference in Glasgow in November For the Zoom link, more details, or to join the accompanying Care of Creation mailing list, contact colettejoyce@rcdow.org.uk / 07593 434905 or visit https://westminsterjusticeandpeace.org/

‘Where Two or Three are Gathered…’ Networking Meetings –  Justice and Peace activists are encouraged to join Colette Joyce, and other Commission members in a new series of online gatherings for mutual support beginning on Friday 22nd January from 7 to 8pm with the 18-25 Justice and Peace Network. First time participants and seasoned campaigners are welcome. Register for each regional gathering in advance at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/westminster-justice-and-peace-commission-30667254532