The diocesan Justice and Peace Commission’s Annual Assembly and AGM takes place on Saturday 10 November 2018 at St Hugh’s Church, Lincoln. The day will begin with Mass at which Bishop Patrick will preside, followed by formation, networking and inspiration on the Church’s response to the modern world’s environmental crisis.
The 2018 Annual Assembly and AGM for everyone who cares about justice, peace and the care of God’s creation in the diocese.
It’s three years since Pope Francis’ groundbreaking ‘green encyclical’ Laudato Si’. How’s the quest for a safe and just future going in the East Midlands? Join friends from churches across the diocese and region for a day of challenge, networking and inspiration.
Speakers confirmed so far include:
- Graham Gordon, Head of Policy at CAFOD, on climate at the crossroads and the agency’s new climate change campaign
- Cllr Chris Burke, chair of City of Lincoln Council’s Policy Scrutiny Committee and recent Mayor, on living faith in the community.
The day will open with Mass celebrated by Bishop Patrick McKinney, to which all are welcome.
The afternoon includes the Justice and Peace Commission’s AGM, at which you can help to shape the strategy for the next few years, and learn about new ways to take part.
10.00 Welcome followed by Mass, sign-up for discussion groups, refreshments and ‘talking points’
11.00 Setting the scene
11.15 Keynote: Climate at the Crossroads, with Graham Gordon, Head of Public Policy at CAFOD
11.45 Local responses: Cllr Chris Burke, local experts and buzz groups will help us explore aspects of the challenge of climate change in the diocese.
12.40 Lunch and an opportunity to browse stalls
1.30 Discussion: With the panel of speakers, we’ll explore what a ‘zero carbon East Midlands’ will look like, and how the diocese can play its part.
2.15 Salt for the Earth: presenting a new strategy for justice, peace and care of creation in the diocese
2.25 Making a difference: Exploring how you can take part in action for poverty, supporting refugees and asylum seekers, modern slavery, environment, formation for gospel and engagement with civic life
3.20 Annual General Meeting of the Justice and Peace Commission