All Welcome To Join Peru Webinar

All are welcome to join a webinar which will discuss forced sterilisation in Peru on Friday June 23. 

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CAFOD works with partners in Peru

At 1pm, Esperanza Huayama, President of the Association of Forcibly Sterilised Women from the Huancabamba region in Peru, will speak on the work for justice and reparation.

Between 1996 and 1998, 200,000 women and 30,000 men were forcibly sterilised, many without consent or understanding of what the procedure meant for their fertility.

Our partner Peru Support Group and the University of Kent are supporting Esperanza raise awareness in the UK about forced sterilisation.

To register for the webinar, follow this link. 

 

Power To Be: Pilgrimage to Holy Island

The countdown to CAFOD’s Power To Be Pilgrimage to Holy Island has now beganPower to the people.

There is just fifteen days to go. We invite CAFOD volunteers from around the region to join us. Bring a group of people from your parish or just bring a friend. everyone is welcome.

Our walk across the sands begins at 1.00pm and you are asked to meet at the starting point (which will be clearly marked) at 12.45pm.  If you are unable to walk across the causeway then there is a liturgy in St Aidan’s RC Church at 1.30pm. Then there is our Mass of Thanksgiving at 4.00pm which will be celebrated by Fr Chris Hughes.

Come and join us.

Sign our Power To be Campaign action card.

Sign up at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mass-of-thanksgiving-for-volunteers-holy-island-tickets-33241373844?aff=erelpanelorg

A major coup for the North-East

On Thursday 2nd February, Lord Nicholas Stern will reflect on what’s happened in the ten years since his landmark report on the economic impacts of climate change.

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Lord Nicholas Stern climate change.

This major event will be held at Newcastle University and  will be followed by a panel discussion on Christian Responses to Climate Change including CAFOD’s very own Maria Elena Arana. Click below for full details.

4th Newcastle Jubilee Development lecture