Many parishioners may not be aware of the work of Archdiocese of Southwark Justice and Peace and Integrity of Creation . It covers the areas of South London and Kent. In Kent meetings are held at The Hermitage West Malling. Our concern are the Social Teaching of the Church on Prayer, Peace, Prisoners, Persecution, Poverty, Pollution.
The issues are many and the workers are few on Homelessness, Climate Change, Racism, Refugees, Food Bank*, Human trafficking and Slavery, Pax Christi, Amnesty International, CAFOD, Poverty, Fair Trade, Apostleship of the Sea *, Churches together, Interfaith and others.
Medway Inter Faith Action 2020 AGM Report
Due to my present medical condition I decided to reduce my activities as Secretary after many years. The committee badly needs Christian Representation. At the suggestion of the Diocesan Committee I have written to the Chatham Deanery to have this item possibly put on the agenda. As this involves evening meetings it will be suitable for a deacon. Anyone interested get in touch with me. Monthly Forum meetings take place at Gun Wharf on the second Thursday of the month except August and December. Committee meetings four times a year in the evenings. These meetings are now suspended as part of lockdown regulations. Present priority in the number of refugees from France. We are closely working with similar organisations at the other end of the Channel. Those interested on the work of this group mainly based on Catholic Social Teaching please get in touch.
Secretary and representing Kent Area Justice and Peace.
Diocesan Committee for Inter-Religious Relations 2020 AGM Report.
I continue to represent the Kent Area Justice and Peace. This is still active under present regulations.. Next meeting is planned for the Autumn subject to Government guidance at that time. Bishop Paul Hendricks is chair until someone else is appointed. Fr David Standly decide to step down due to ill health. Kent Area Justice and Peace like other Diocesan groups is continuing under difficult conditions.
Committee member representing Kent Area Justice and Peace. Chairman is Bishop Paul Hendricks
Winter Warmers Society
Is a registered charity and I am the Secretary and one of the trustees. Provides funding for the homeless organisations in Medway.
It is possible that there are those who are engaged in these activities and will find it easier to share. Speakers are available to give talks.
Those who wish to be involved in these and other social issues please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01634 864179.