Ealing Abbey Justice and Peace group is a lay parish group working within the parish of St Benedict, Ealing Abbey. We meet on the 3rd Friday of the month to catch up on local, national and international Justice and Peace issues, and think about how we can respond.
Meetings are open to all. Dates are posted on the Calendar and take place in the Parish House.
Please use the contact page to get in touch, and if you would like to come and see what we do!
What we do
CAFOD Power to Be
Every child has the power in them to achieve great things. But with one in six people still living without electricity, the hopes of millions of the world’s children are too often a distant dream.
Local, renewable energy is usually the cheapest, fastest and most efficient solution to bring power to the poorest communities. It can help families to lift themselves out of poverty, without harming the world we share.
Call on the World Bank to ensure renewable energy access for the world's poorest people. Petition here.
More info from the CAFOD website.
Ealing Council Consultation on Buffer zones around Mattock Lane Abortion Clinic
The consultation runs until 26th March, 5pm. If approved, the "length and breadth of Mattock Lane" will become a buffer zone, preventing the Pro Life movement from standing in prayer and offering peaceful help to women making their way to the clinic.
Here is the link to the consultation
STOP THE TRAFFIK - the STOP App
The STOP APP is the first app of its kind to combine community empowerment, big data management and anti-trafficking expertise to disrupt and prevent human trafficking.
The STOP APP can be downloaded by any individual in the world with a smartphone and empowers everybody who has seen or heard a situation they believe to be linked to human trafficking or modern slavery to share their story, safely and securely.
Every story, no matter how small, whether current or historic, is important and relevant. What’s more, it may be the missing piece of a bigger picture.
The Bee Cause - Friends of the Earth
For nearly four years, there has been a temporary ban on three bee-harming pesticides called neonicotinoids.
Environment Secretary Michael Gove has gone one step further and said that tougher restrictions are needed. He recognises that the science is stacking up against these bee-harming pesticides and that farmers are farming successfully without them.
Michael Gove will be taking part in an EU vote on banning neonicotinoids soon, so we need him to know that you support tougher restrictions too.
Danger of Starvation in Blue Nile region - HART
On a recent visit to Blue Nile State, the HART team was met with singing, dancing and smiling faces - but we were also given a serious message. Antar Juma, chief of the Jumjum Tribe, currently displaced and living in Wadaka told us: "If no aid comes there will be more casualties. If this situation continues until next March there will be no people here.”
Around 9,000 displaced people are seeking refuge in Wadaka after fleeing their homes in the middle of the night, leaving with just the clothes on their backs. Due to the decades-long conflict, crop cultivation has decreased and food shortages are common. Floods in October have added to the crisis, wiping out any excess the community did manage to harvest.
IDPs (Internally Displaced People) are barely surviving on ground nuts, snails, grass and roots with little nutritional value, they are simply preventing hunger pains.
Through our in-country partner, we aim to raise £30,000 to send sacks of emergency sorghum (a common grain) and cooking oil to 9,000 people to help them survive until the next harvest in March.
Help us Feed the 9,000 - see Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust
Great North Forests pulped for toilet paper
Pls sign Jamie Woolley's petition to force the maker of Velvet toilet people to stop using pulp sourced from the Great North Forest of Sweden, Russia and Finland. www.greenpeace.org.uk/velvets-claim-protecting-forests-flushed-away.
Petition Supermarkets to stop using unrecyclables
There is already some public pressure on large manufacturers and supermarkets to press them to stop producing unrecyclable packaging. Some claim they use some compostable wrapping but this applies to a tiny proportion of their goods.
Iceland is leading the way, but Sainsburys is a particularly bad offender. Petition campaign here.
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