National Events

4 October Monday
UN World Habitat Day

4-10 October Monday to Sunday
UK Divest are holding their annual Fossil Free Gathering, a week-long series of online training and networking events for climate and divestment activists across the UK. Register here

5 October Tuesday
UN World Teachers’ Day

8th – 10th October  Friday – Sunday

Green Christian Retreat – “Cloud and Fire: Travelling by day and by night”

10 October Sunday
Day of Prayer for Prisoners and their Dependants –; World Mental Health Day –

10 October Sunday
Homeless Sunday –

10-17  October   Sunday to Sunday
Inter-Faith Week of Prayer for World Peace 

10-16 October Sunday to Friday

11-13 October Saturday to Monday
Liverpool Arms Fair

11 October Monday
UN International Day of the Girl Child   

11-17 October  Monday to Sunday 
Challenge Poverty Week England and Wales, organised by Church Action on Poverty.

12 & 14 October Tuesday & Thursday
‘Divest’ – the Church of England Listening Campaign: Operation Noah say: “We’re launching a national listening campaign on the Church of England’s fossil fuel investments and are inviting you to join us for an online training session. Join us on either 12 October or 14 October at 7pm to learn how to lead a discussion in your church, parish or local community with people who might also be interested in this important issue. Register here

13 October  Wednesday
UN International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction

13 October Wednesday : 2pm.
Churchyards – Caring for God’s acre: Excellent series of webinars here on managing churchyards for wildlife (alongside managing them for people). Read here:
Wednesdays 2pm. Starting 13 October

13th October Wednesday
London Mining Network presents ‘BHP: A Clearer, Better, Future?’ 3.30pm – 5.00pm

13th October Wednesday
6.30pm – 8.00pm.  Biofuelwatch – ‘Carbon Capture and Storage: green solution or climate disaster?’

14 October Thursday
Reception of a Romero Relic into Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral at 6pm

15 October Friday
UN International Day of Rural Women

15 October  Friday
25th anniversary of the publication of “The Common Good and the Catholic Church’s Social Teaching” by the Bishops of England and Wales.

15 – 18 October  Friday – Sunday
Laudato Si’ Online Retreat with a special invitation to those in the Diocese of Brentwood
For more information or to apply, email Sr. Margaret Atkins:-

16 October  Saturday
UN World Food Day

17 October Sunday
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

17-24 October Sunday-Sunday

18-24 October Monday – Sunday
‘Together with Refugees’ members are gearing up for a Week of Action as MPs return to Parliament after the party conferences. See how your group can get involved here

20 October Wednesday
Westminster Rally: alongside the above Week of Action, a ‘Refugees Welcome’ rally will take place in Parliament Square in London between 4.30-6.30pm. Refugees and people with lived experience of the asylum system are organising the event, with support from Solidarity With Refugees, Women for Refugee Women and IMIX. All are encouraged to attend.
See the Facebook page to register and for further information.

24 October Sunday
UN United Nations Day; UN World Development Information Day

24 – 30 October Sunday – Saturday
UN Disarmament Week –

25 October  Monday  
Global Divestment Announcement 

1 to 12 November  Wednesday to Friday
COP 26 UN Climate Summit in Glasgow

5 November  Friday
Youth climate strike in Glasgow – 11am assembly at Kelvingrove Park

6 November Saturday
UN International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict

7 November Sunday
COP26 Church Services

7 – 10 November  Sunday – Wednesday
People’s Summit for Climate Justice. Workshops and panel discussions which will take place both in person in Glasgow and online.
Find out more here.

If you’re coming to Glasgow, we’ll also be running a Global Justice Now hub from the evening of 4 November to the evening of 6 November, with informal talks, banner making and hot drinks available.
Find us at: 72 Berkeley Street, Glasgow G3 7DS

10 November Wednesday
UN World Science Day for Peace and Development

11 November Thursday
Remembrance Day

13 November Saturday
NJPN Quarterly Networking Day via Zoom –

14 November Sunday
Remembrance Sunday

14 November Sunday
World Day of the Poor

14-21 November Sunday-Sunday
Interfaith Week

16 November Tuesday
UN International Day for Tolerance

19 November Friday
UN World Toilet Day

20 November Saturday
Church Action on Poverty annual conference. Join us online for sessions exploring ‘Dignity, Agency and Power’ – the values driving our work to build an anti-poverty movement in the coming years. There’ll be opportunities to learn more about our projects and partners, and how you and your church can be part of it.

20 November Saturday
UN Unniversal Children’s Day

20 November Saturday
Barbara Eggleston Memorial Lecture in Oxford, ‘Building Bridges in the Shadow of Afghanistan’ CCND

25 November  Thursday
UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

29 November Monday
UN International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

1 December Wednesday
UN Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare

1 December Wednesday
UN World AIDS Day

1 December Wednesday
Prisoners for Peace Day

2 December Thursday
UN International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

3 December Friday
UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities

3 December Friday
Day of Prayer for Migrants.

5 December Sunday
UN International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development

5 December Sunday
UN World Soil Day

9 December Thursday
UN International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime

9 December Thursday
UN International Anti-Corruption Day

10 December Friday
UN Human Rights Day

18 December Saturday
UN International Migrants Day

20 December Monday
UN International Human Solidarity Day

12-14 January Wednesday-Friday
Christians Aware Conference at Swanwick 


18-25 January  Tuesday-Tuesday
Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

21 January  Friday
Holocaust Memorial Day

8 February  Tuesday
Day of Prayer for Victims of Human Trafficking

13 February  Sunday
Racial Justice Sunday

21 February – 6 March  Sunday – Sunday
Fairtrade Fortnight

26 February Saturday
NJPN Networking Day

27 February 2022  Sunday
Church Action on Poverty Sunday. Free resources to organise a service in your church exploring the theme of ‘Dignity, Agency and Power’. Raise funds to help build dignity, agency and power, and be part of nationwide activities marking Church Action on Poverty’s 40th anniversary.  Visit to order a resource pack.

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