Annual Assembly

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Leaves for healing

Rebuilding the common good together

Saturday 2 November 2019
at St Thomas More, Knighton, Leicester

Download notes of Jenny Sinclair's talk here

Jenny Sinclair at the 2019 Assembly

Our 2019 Justice and Peace Assembly came at crucial moment in our nation’s history, and in a climate of growing polarisation in our nation and our world.

We were joined by Jenny Sinclair, founder and director of Together For The Common Good and by Theresa Alessandro, director of Pax Christi UK.

Pax Christi works for peace, reconciliation and nonviolence. Together for the Common Good is a charity helping the churches play their part to strengthen the bonds of social trust. In this time of division and upheaval, they call and equip people to fulfil their vocational responsibilities by living out ‘Common Good’ principles. Drawing on Catholic social thought, the organisation is inspired by the partnership in Liverpool a generation ago between Archbishop Derek Worlock and Bishop David Sheppard, Jenny’s late father.

In the afternoon we gathered in groups to shape plans for the development of social action in our diocese.

If you'd like to hear about the next Assembly, on 7 November 2020, get in touch and we'll make sure of it.