Annual Assembly

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Leaves for healing

Rebuilding the common good together

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

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

We’ll be 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 there will be opportunities to shape exciting plans for the development of social action in our diocese.

Come and be empowered, and let’s explore how the Gospel can guide our choices for the decisions ahead.