National Events

Wednesday 25 April to Sunday 8 May  COP15 UN Biodiversity Conference in China

Saturday 30 April – Monday 2 May. Essex Green Weekend

A new festival to engage communities, faith groups and anyone interested in climate change action. Taking place at Othona Bradwell (www.othonaessex.org.uk), on the shores of the Blackwater Estuary, this is an amazing opportunity to gain a better understanding of how to: take climate action; celebrate action taken; connect with likeminded people and organisations through networking and a range of activities, workshops and entertainment.

Saturday 30 April – Monday 2 May. Campaign Against Climate Change. International Workers’ Day events for Trade Unionists and Climate Activists. Sunday 1st May, London: Assemble outside Marx Memorial Library, Clerkenwell Green, from noon – march leaves 1pm. Rally in Trafalgar Square from 2.30pm.

Monday 2 May, 11.00am: Annual Mass for Migrants, Westminster Cathedral – for the three Dioceses of Brentwood, Southwark and Westminster.

Wednesday 4th May – 6.30pm – 8.30pm, on-line – All Coalition Transition Meeting
A transition from the COP26 Coalition into the new Climate Justice Coalition. Register here.

Saturday 7 May NJPN AGM and Networking Day
Register in advance.

Saturday 7 May. Annual pilgrimage to shrine of Our Lady of Hartley in NW Kent, 3.30pm. Located in the unusual thatched church of St Francis de Sales in Church Rd, Hartley DA3 8DW.
The new title for Our Lady was recognised by Pope Benedict XV in May 1921, including the establishment of a Plenary Indulgence for those who visit and pray for peace among the nations of Europe. Read more here.

Saturday 7 May, Wednesday 11th May and Saturday 21st May – Pact (Prison Advice and Care Trust) ‘Just People’ events.

Tuesday 10 May – Monday 16 May. Christian Aid Week

Wednesday 11 May. It’s Time to Act for True Security: The Environmental Costs of Militarisation
Online: 12:00pm-1:30pm
Exploring the impacts of the military on the environment and climate change, and the urgent need to re-think security. It is a chance to hear first-hand about the effects of nuclear colonialism on people in the global South. Organised by “Festival of Debate”.
To book, or get more information, visit Eventbrite.

Saturday 14th May – End Apartheid/Free Palestine. National March, organised by Palestine Solidarity Campaign and others. Starts at 12 noon, from Portland Place, London

Sunday 15 May – Conscientious Objectors’ Day.  https://www.ppu.org.uk/international- conscientious-objectors-day-may-15th

Monday 16 May to Sunday 22 May, Laudato Si’ Week

Monday 16 May – 12.30pm an hour’s Prayer Vigil outside Home Office in Marsham St, London.  For Sanctuary: remembering all those who died trying to reach the UK, those who are still trying, and those who still have no safe haven. (London Catholic Worker and Westminster J&P.)

Saturday 21 May – Day of Action against Corporate Courts
Day of action organised by Global Justice Now to bring attention to Five fossil fuel firms who are suing governments for over $18 billion for taking climate action. Read more here.

Sunday 22nd May start of – Laudato Si’ Week “Listening and Journeying Together”

Saturday 5 June World Environment Day

Saturday 11 June – Joint Public Issues Team presents workshops from various organisations – ‘From the Ground Up: unearthing hope and seeking justice’.

Sunday 12 June, Tax Justice Sunday.   Ecumenical Council for Corporate Responsibility

Saturday 18 June – Pax Christi AGM (details to follow)

Saturday 25 JuneSouthwark JPIC , Spring Assembly, Dover. Details to follow.

Saturday 25 June – Friends of the Earth. Groundswell Events – various dates around the country. Find out more here.

Sunday 19 June: Day for Life

Sunday 26 June International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

Friday 8 July,  5pm to Sunday 10 July, 2pm – Student Christian Movement, 2022 National Gathering in Ledbury.
‘Reinventing Radical: Courageous Discipleship for a Changing World’
Register and pay at https://www.movement.org.uk/civicrm/event/register?id=74&reset=1

Friday 22 – Sunday 24 July – NJPN Annual Conference, at Swanwick
Hope! A verb with its sleeves rolled up.
Bookings now open. Don’t forget it is cheaper if you book before the 20th May!

Friday 2 – Sunday 4 September  – The Runnymede Trust presents “We Move: Race Equality & Migrants Rights Summit”

Saturday 17 September – Southwark JPIC. 50 years of work for J&P in the Diocese
Golden Jubilee Celebration in London- Details to Follow

Friday 7 – Saturday 8 October – Green Christian Conference
“Building back greener? Christian perspectives on the future of our economy, money and work”

Monday 7 November – Friday 18 November: COP27, United Nations Conference of Parties, Climate Conference in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt.

Christian CND Workshops
Christian CND is currently offering free workshops for churches, small groups and youth groups around nuclear disarmament and peace activism.
These are tailored to the demographic of the participants and include discussion around what the Bible says about peace, how we as Christians can engage with issues of peace and nuclear disarmament, and what it means to be a peacemaker in our everyday lives.

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