Justice & Peace Link Information sheet on events and issues concerning justice & peace
in and around Bristol and the Clifton Diocese
Monday, 24 Feb- Sunday, 9 March Fairtrade Fortnight this year focusses on the unfair banana, raising the issue of supermarket price wars and the effects of low prices on farmers in the poorest countries. To support this campaign there are plenty of free campaign materials and you can sign and share the pledge : http://foncho.fairtrade.org.uk/ You can also find out more through the CAFOD website at http://www.cafod.org.uk/News/Campaigning-news/Fairtrade-Fortnight-2014
Monday, 3 - Sunday, 9 March Climate Change Week is Britain’s biggest climate change campaign, inspiring a new wave of action to create a sustainable future. Events are run by schools, businesses, charities, councils and many others. Your school or workplace can enter the Climate Week Challenge or your parish could run a Climate Week Swap event at which people can exchange clothes, books or children's toys. More information at www.climateweek.com
Wednesday, 5 March - Ash Wednesday
Thursday, 6 March 6.30-7.30 pm Foyles, 6 Quakers Friars, Cabot Circus, Bristol BS13BU 'Islamophobia, extremism & the domestic war of terror'. Since 9/11 the War on Terror focused on targeting foreign enemies in faraway places. It has now set its sights on a new enemy – the ‘homegrown’ or domestic terrorist. Arun Kundnani, an expert in this area, critiques the root of domestic anti-terror policies to expose the anxiety, intolerance, and racism that inform them. Price: £4.00. Click on the link below for online booking. You can also purchase your ticket in store at Foyles at Cabot Circus - please ask a member of staff for details or call on 0117 376 3975. http://www.ideasfestival.co.uk/2014/events/arun-kundnani/
Friday, 7 March World Day of Prayer (formerly Women’s World Day of Prayer). Streams in the Desert, prepared this year by the women of Egypt www.worlddayofprayer.net
Friday, 7 March 8pm 44AD artspace, 7b Lower Borough Walls, BA1 1QR
'The Act of Killing' with introduction from Amnesty International. Chilling and inventive documentary, executive produced by Werner Herzog, Errol Morris and Andre Singer, in which the unrepentant former members of Indonesian death squads are challenged to re-enact some of their many murders in the style of the American movies they love. With a recent BAFTA victory and two Oscar nominations, 'The Act of Killing' has been described by the 'Guardian' as "the most compelling film you will ever see". Pop Up Docs screen the very best documentaries... for free! See: http://popupcinema.net/screenings/events/the-act-of-killing-44ad-bath
Friday, 7 March - Sunday, 9 March Hamilton House, Stokes croft, Bristol, BS1 3QY Global Service Jam is a worldwide event where people come together to work collectively over 48 hours towards ideas to resolve a global problem. The challenge is set at the same time for all participating cities. It is a fantastic opportunity to work with other interesting people, and the weekend is concluded by uploading video montages of everyone’s experiences for others to share. Ffi contact Nerea Gonzales: email: GSJBristol@outlook.com or phone: 01179244606.
Saturday, 8 March
M Shed, Princes Wharf, Wapping Rd, BristolBS1 4RN
Join us for an evening of debate, film, music and Fairtrade refreshments to celebrate International Women’s Day 2014. Highlights include: Fairtrade coffee producer, Margarita Espinoza, from Soppexcca Co-operative; music from The Cat’s Pyjamas and Mykala Cheung; film screening ‘In the House, In Bed and On the Streets’, direct from the Feminist Film Festival in London; panel debate ‘How do we end violence against women?’; Fairtrade drink and nibbles included in ticket price Organised by the Bristol Fairtrade Network.Tickets £8 / £6 concessions available from M Shed shop, call 0117 352 6600 to book your place.
Saturday, 8 March until July Salisbury Cathedral is the iconic location for an amazing sculpture exhibition by John Maine RA. Sanctuary comprises a number of stone installations in the Close and a procession of granite carvings in the cloisters with a stack of twenty-five granite discs forming a column in the garth. A sequence of incised stone panels, based on the floor patterns of the Sacrarium and Shrine of Westminster Abbey, will be seen in and around the Morning Chapel. The exhibition encourages us to engage with the many meanings and implications of 'sanctuary', not least as a place of safety and refuge. Here there are contained areas creating focus within the larger sanctuary of the Cathedral Close, mysterious places created for reflection and contemplation. http://www.salisburycathedral.org.uk/news/sculpture-exhibition-salisbury-cathedral-john-maines-sanctuary
Monday, 10 March
7. 00 - 9. 00 pm House of Commons, Committee Room 10 Parliamentary Public Meeting: “Fukushima 3 Years On & Implications for UK Nuclear Power Plans” Chair: Jeremy Corbyn MP, vice-chair CND; Introduction by Kate Hudson, General Secretary, CND.
Speakers: Dr. Paul Dorfman, Dr. David Lowry: “Nuclear's insecurity of supply” and “The truth about evacuation zones as a lesson from Fukushima.” Speaker from Green Cross Switzerland: “Japan’s nuclear phase-out following Fukushima.” Rik, a member of Kick Nuclear “Fukushima: What’s been happening the last few years.” Geoff Read and Kevin Allwright, Fukushima refugees. Followed by: questions from the floor and discussion. Please give yourself half an hour to get through security. For further info contact London Region CND on 020 7607 2302
Tuesday, March 11 from 6-8 pm opposite the Japanese Embassy, 101-104 Piccadilly, London W1J 7JT Candle-Lit Vigil in support of families and people of all ages continuing to suffer the effects of the Fukushima nuclear disaster.
Tuesday, 11 March 7pm Christ Church, Clifton Down, Bristol BS8 3BN . 'Just War?' with Colonel Rupert Weiloch, formerly of The Queen's Royal Lancers. Churches Together in Clifton, Cotham and Redland are hosting their annual Lent lectures, this year addressing the theme 'War or Peace?' - as 2014 marks the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. http://www.bristol.ac.uk/chaplaincy/events/2014/45.html
Wednesday, 12 March Clifton Cathedral, Clifton Park, Bristol BS8 3BX Blessed John Paul II and "Evangelium Vitae" - respect for life Professor Gavin D'Costa, Bristol University, organised by the Catholic Medical Association. More information from Chris Brennan, Pastoral Council. Ffi contact: email@example.com
Friday, 14 March, 7.30pm repeated on Saturday 15 March, 2.30pm Central Quaker Meeting House Champion Square, BS2 9DB 'Voices from the Kindertransport'. Following Kristallnacht, Quakers worked with Jewish groups in Germany and London to organise for nearly 10,000 Jewish children to leave Nazi Germany. Using the words of those who took part in this remarkable operation, this talk will illustrate how children were taken into British homes and society. The talk will also draw parallels with the treatment of refugees today Free with retiring collection for Save the Children. Eddy Knasel, firstname.lastname@example.org , 07860 795237 www.bristolquakers.org.uk Part of the Holocaust Memorial programme of events see http://www.bristolnetworks.org.uk/Publisher/File.aspx?ID=126965
Friday, 14 March 7.45pm St Osmund's Parish Rooms, 95 Exeter Street, Salisbury SP1 2SF 'UK Gold'. Global tax dodging becomes personal in a new award-winning documentary which follows one vicar as he explores the trail of tax dodging from near to his parish boundaries to destinations across the world. This is a compelling look at the complicity of the UK’s tax havens in fuelling the financial secrecy that allows global tax dodging to rob poor countries. Film showing arranged by Salisbury Justice and Peace Group in collaboration with Christian Aid. All welcome. Free but donations welcome. Ffi contact Graham Herbert on 01722 333 873.
Tuesday, 18 March 7.30pm BRLSI, 16 – 18 Queen Square, Bath BA1 2HN 'E.D. Morel: the Belgian Congo, and Britain in World War I', a talk by Declan Walton, Ex-BRLSI Convenor. Morel’s life amazes: a shipping clerk who became the most formidable opponent (victorious in 1908) of the Belgian King Leopold II and his horrific personal regime in the Congo; from British national hero to hate figure in World War I (imprisoned in 1917) because of his campaign against the demonization of Germany as solely responsible for war; then a post-war comeback, with victory over Winston Churchill for a parliamentary seat in the 1922 general election. His views on World War I are of particular interest today. Visitors £4, members/students £2. http://www.brlsi.org/events-proceedings/events/2014-03-18/ed-morel-belgian-congo-and-britain-world-war-i
Wednesday, 19 March Clifton Cathedral, Clifton Park, Bristol BS8 3BX 'Revitalising the Pro-Life Movement in our Universities', Eve Farren, Executive Director, Alliance of Pro-Life Students; organised by the Catholic Medical Association. More information from Chris Brennan, Pastoral Council. Ffi contact: email@example.com
Wednesday, 19 March 7pm Friends' Meeting House, 126 Hampton Road, Redland, Bristol BS6 6JE 'Conflict Resolution' with Diana Francis of The Society of Friends. Churches Together in Clifton, Cotham and Redland are hosting their annual Lent lectures, this year addressing the theme 'War or Peace?' - as 2014 marks the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. http://www.bristol.ac.uk/chaplaincy/events/2014/45.html
Wednesday, 19 March 8pm Plantation, 223 Cheltenham Road, Bristol BS6 5PQ Direct from Recife carnival to Bristol! The singer and composer Geraldinho Lins from Pernambuco Brazil will perform in Bristol for one night only at . He will play forro, frevo and other music from the carnival in Recife. His band will include the accordion player Bernardo Luiz and a forro trio. Check out Geraldinho’s music on his site: http://www.geraldinholins.com.br/
Thursday, 20 March 7.30 pm BRLSI, 16 – 18 Queen Square, Bath BA1 2HN '21st Century Rain Forest Conservation'. Dr Jennifer Hill, Associate Professor of Geography, University of the West of England, Bristol, will summarise the nature and value of tropical rainforest and identify the major threats to the biome. She will then consider how the biome has traditionally been protected, offering a case study of ‘fortress’ conservation from Ghana in West Africa, and bring us up-to-date by examining forms of ‘new’ conservation, where maintaining bio-diversity in place is promoted as a competitive form of land use. Ecotourism in the tropical forest of Peru and payment for environmental services via reduced emissions from deforestation and degradation (REDD) in the Amazon will also be discussed. http://www.brlsi.org/node/58601
Friday, 21 March 7.30pm The Old Priory, Clarence Street, Cheltenham GL50 3LE “In wisdom God made all things: some reflections on Psalm 104”a discussion on the glories of creation, and Psalm 104 led by David Atkinson, Assistant Bishop of Southwark, Operation Noah board member and author of 'Renewing the face of the earth: a theological and pastoral response to climate change'. Admission free – retiring collection. After the meeting there will be the opportunity to join in evening prayer (compline). Enquiries: Martin Davis, convener, Cheltenham Christian Ecology Link 01242 575779 Friday, March 21 International Day of Forests and the Tree http://www.fao.org/forestry/international-day-of-forests/en/
Monday, March 24 International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims honors the anniversary of the death of Archbishop Oscar Romero, of El Salvador, who was assasinated on 24 March 1980, after denouncing violations of the human rights of the most vulnerable populations and defending the principles of protecting lives, promoting human dignity and opposition to all forms of violence. http://www.un.org/en/events/righttotruthday/index.shtml
Wednesday, 26 March Clifton Cathedral, Clifton Park, Bristol BS8 3BX Paul VI and "Humanae Vitae" - Responsible Parenthood. Dr Annabelle Cervantes, former GP now working in private practice. ; organised by the Catholic Medical Association. More information from Chris Brennan, Pastoral Council. Ffi contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, 26 March 7pm Redland Park URC, 1 Redland Park, Bristol, Avon BS6 6SA 'Women at War' with Colour-Sergeant Amanda Martin, The Honourable Artillery Company, who has seen active service and negotiated with civilian women in Afghanistan. Churches Together in Clifton, Cotham and Redland are hosting their annual Lent lectures, this year addressing the theme 'War or Peace?' - as 2014 marks the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. http://www.bristol.ac.uk/chaplaincy/events/2014/45.html
Wednesday, 26 March 6pm - 7.20pm 1 Canon's Road, Harbourside, Bristol BS1 5TX Scott Anderson will deliver a talk entitled "Lawrence in Arabia: war, deceit, imperial folly and the making of the modern Middle East". The event includes clips from David Lean’s Lawrence of Arabia and other film material on Lawrence, including original historical film and the remarkable but little seen screen test that Albert Finney made to play T E Lawrence. Price: £8.00/ £6.50. Contact Watershed, Bristol on: 0117 927 5100, book online, or visit in person. There are no extra charges for online or phone ticket purchases at Watershed. Refunds are only available if an event is cancelled. http://www.ideasfestival.co.uk/2014/events/scott-anderson/
Thursday, 27 March soft drinks from 7.00pm, Celebration at 7.45pm City Hall, College Green, Bristol BS1 5TR Civic Inter Faith Celebration 2014 'Learning to live together in peace'. A sharing of readings, prayers, music and sacred songs. Free but to apply for invitations contact Tessa Orford at the Mansion House on 0117 903 1450 or Marie Hackett on 0117 970 8022.
Friday, 28 March 7.30 pm Friends Meeting House, 126 Hampton Road, Redland, Bristol BS6 6JE 'Voices from the Kindertransport'. Details above (14 March). Part of the Holocaust Memorial programme of events see http://www.bristolnetworks.org.uk/Publisher/File.aspx?ID=126965Free with retiring collection
Saturday, 29 March Earth Hour 8.30pm – turn off your lights! What else can you do? http://www.earthhour.org/
End Hunger Fast – a nationwide Lenten campaign to end hunger in Britain. End Hunger Fast, an ecumenical and multi-faith organisation is calling on individuals and congregations to undertake to fast during Lent as a witness to, and protest against, the realities of hunger in this country and the government policies which have brought about this situation.
Many of us have done our bit by supporting and assisting in food banks but this is a moral crisis and the
government must act to protect the half a million who go hungry in Britain. The campaign is therefore calling on the government to ensure that the welfare system provides a robust last line of defence against hunger in Britain, that work pays enough for working people to provide properly for their families and that food markets function, promoting long term sustainability and healthy diets with no one profiting
from hunger in Britain.
The culmination of the campaign will be a vigil in Parliament Square on the Wednesday of Holy Week, April 16th. There is more information at www.endhungerfast.co.uk
If you would like to publicise an event, please send details to Sue Ingham, Secretary of the Clifton Diocese Justice and Peace Commission email@example.com. Please ensure all details are complete, including the full address, postcode and a contact number.