The Justice and Peace Commission

Download the Winter 2020 issue of Just Now, the Justice and Peace Commission's magazine.

This issue explores a paradox at the heart of Christian discipleship: the call to love our neighbour is a call to both reconciliation and resistance. We’ve got stories of these two, very different, kinds of public love, including:

  • An encounter between people of different faiths in Leicester, where across our differences we learned together how to change the world
  • Two local women of different ages who have risked detention, out of concern for the greater risks to life from climate change
  • And an initiative from the Peak District which shows how Christian faith and cavity-wall insulation have more in common than you’d think.

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The Nottingham Diocesan Justice and Peace Commission works towards exploring the causes of injustice, increasing awareness among others of these issues, praying that unjust situations might be changed for the better, working for justice both at home and abroad and providing practical assistance for those in need. The Commission works through parish groups, ecumenical groups, inter-faith groups, through individuals and other contacts. Please contact Paul Bodenham, Programme Leader for Social Action, at

Catch up on our 2019 Justice and Peace Assembly on Saturday 2 November at St Thomas More, Leicester.

At a time of growing polarisation in our society, we explored how Catholic Social Thought enables us to heal wounds, risk reconciliation and build the common good.


Fostering communities of loving service

God is love, and he calls us to love, generously and joyfully. Here in the Diocese of Nottingham an opportunity is emerging to respond to that call afresh.

We’re calling the project Faith into Action. Find out how you can be part of it.

The catalyst is a grant from the national Caritas Social Action Network, matched by support from our own Justice and Peace Commission. The grant comes at a fertile moment, as Bishop Patrick is encouraging us to encounter Christ anew, grow as disciples and look outward in mission.

Get involved

You are at the heart of the work of the Justice and Peace Commission. Faith into Action is an invitation to the whole people of the Diocese of Nottingham, in parishes, chaplaincies, Catholic organisations and schools. There are many ways you can get involved: