International social in aid of CAFOD, 7.00pm, Friday 31 March 2017

south-sudan-east-africa-crisis-appeal-foodThe Catholic Society are organising a social on Friday 31st March at 7pm in St. Mary’s Parish Hall, Bridge Street, Sunderland SE1 1TQ

The Society invite all students as well as parishioners of St. Mary’s and St. Cecilia’s to come along for this ‘International Celebration’.

Dishes from around the world will be provided, (but please feel free to bring a dish).

Come and celebrate the great diversity of our parishes with music, games and prizes.

Tickets are £3 and all money raised will go to CAFOD. http://www.cafod.org.uk

Tickets on sale after 10.30am Mass or you can pay at the door.

Hope to see you all there.

For further information and tickets contact Adrian Brookes on 07835815007

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

 ‘No Place Like Home’: Exploring Palestinian realities after 50 years of occupation

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Sunday 30th January 2017

2.30pm for 3.00pm start

St Charles Parish Centre, Church Road,

Gosforth NE3 1TX

The Jerusalem Legal Aid Centre is a pioneering Palestinian human rights organisation. Since its inception over 37 years ago, it has provided pro-bono legal aid and services to some of the poorest and most marginalized people and communities in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

Join us to hear from JLAC’s Director Issam Aruri and EU Project Coordinator Shu’la Abdelhadi about the realities of life under occupation.

All are welcome. Why not bring a friend?

For more information contact 0191 384 4847 or sign up at: https://jlactalknewcastle.eventbrite.co.uk

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