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Jubilee for Justice petition continues to grow. more and more people are signing up  on our paper chain links and even celebrate the completion of each chain by taking photos and wearing them at each event.

The Methodist Birmingham District Synod saw Rev Bill Anderson wearing some of the paper chains beside the Faith in Action banner which had been made by the women attending a multi faith workshop earlier in the year. The hand sewn  red chains were another novel way of raising awareness  through art.

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Dozens of Methodist clergy have now signed the Faith leaders letter to the PM. The total number from across many different faith groups stands at approximately 250 persons.

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The  Zimbabwean Fellowship meeting at Selly Oak Birmingham also signed up in large numbers. Inspired by reading the report on Debt in Zimbabwe.

Do please get in touch if we can have space at one of your meetings to collect more signatures and make this a meaningful Jubilee year for all.

The target is 15,000 chain links with lots more photos.

The Jubilee for Justice campaign mentioned in previous posts is now growing fast.

There has been wonderful surge of support from 135  Faith leaders in the first few days. You can see the ever growing list of names HERE

Thousands of citizens are following the initial lead of the faith leaders and signing both on   line and in the form of paper chains   

calling for the true meaning of Jubilee to be followed.

Several articles have appeared in the faith press and main media outlet such as the Guardian but we need you to help us spread the word.

It would be particularly good to have the support of Dharmic faith groups and the Muslim community in coming weeks. Please do let us have your comments on ways we can expand the reach of Jubilee for Justice.

Arya Samaj (West Midlands ) took part in latest Jubilee for Justice action . Here are the photos of the  leaders who signed a letter to the Prime Minister . all taking place at a special celebration lunch in Birmingham on 24th June

Wolverhampton Inter-Faith and Regeneration Network

In association with Wolverhampton World Poverty Action

Invite you to a presentation on Jubilee Debt – a campaign for all faiths

Ø    More than 1.1 billion people survive on less than a dollar a day

Ø    Every day 13 per cent of the world’s population goes hungry.

Ø    Every year about 10 million children die of preventable illnesses – 30,000 a day

On Thursday May 17th at 7.30pm.

In the Austin Room, The Methodist Centre,

24 School Street, Wolverhampton WV1 4 LF

Speakers:

Ruth Tetlow

(Co-ordinator of the Faith Encounter Programme, Secretary Birmingham Jubilee Debt Campaign)
Amrick Singh Ubhi,

Director of the Nishkam Centre, Handsworth, Birmingham

Everyone welcome

Photos from our film night at St Philips Cathedral Birmingham

To celebrate International Women’s Day Jubilee Debt Campaign Multifaith project invite you to attend a film night

 St Philip’s Cathedral Colmore Row  Birmingham.   B3 2QB

 Wednesday March 7th at 7pm  – 9.00pm

“Pray the Devil Back to Hell” which features Muslim and Christian women working together in Liberia.

Speakers  The Very Reverend Catherine Ogle Dean of Birmingham and Lotifa Begum of Islamic Relief.

The event is free of charge but donations welcome

An exciting project in Liverpool called “Community Spirit” is coming to Birmingham on March 30th. It has worked with school children, 16-25 year olds and families to develop understanding between different faiths and cultures. The team have run cookery classes on outlying housing estates, with a focus on food for festivals.
Young people recommended by different faith leaders have undertaken training courses which widen their horizons, encouraging them to step out of their comfort zone and meet people of other faiths. The young people have made videos of businesses, which have a special cultural flavour e.g a Caribbean Hairdresser, a Bagladeshi Supermarket, local Bakery and Cakeshop, giving opportunities to customers and managers to talk about the joys and challenges of living in inner city Liverpool.
Parties and team buidling weekends all help to foster support and understanding between the young people, who now have an greater appreciation of the diversity of a cosmopolitan city.
In the afternoon we hope to present some of the exciting work going on in Birmingham which brings people of different faiths and cultures together.
The event called, “Community Spirit” is on March 30th at “The Drum” 144 Potter’s Lane, Aston.10.45. -3.00p.m.
Cost £10.00 to include a Caribbean lunch. Places are limited so book early 0121 747 9897

This is your invitation to the Dharmic Faith’s Conference “Faith in Justice”
You are cordially invited to experience a fantastic event scheduled to take place during the World Interfaith Harmony Week on Thursday 2nd Feb 2012.

We have distinguished speakers from the Dharmic Faiths – Buddhist, Hindu, Sikh, Jain and Zoroastrian.who will share their faith perspective on global poverty and debt.
Chaired by Rev Prof Michael Taylor and including words from Bhai Sahib Mohinder Singh

The event will enable those from all faiths and none to appreciate the role Debt plays in global poverty We hope within this conference you will get the opportunity to share some core beliefs and thoughts on social justice issues as they relate to debt.

JDC is very keen to collect diverse new resources for educational use that reflect the theology of many different faith groups and how they might link with the issue of international debt. It is our intention to make these new resources freely available via the web site www.jdcmultifaith.org you can collect hard copies at the conference when some leaflets will be launched for the first time.

The purpose of the day is also to raise awareness of Dharmic faiths with other faiths communities and also to raise awareness of JDC multi-faith project during the Interfaith Harmony week 2012.

This exceptional event will take place on:

Thursday 2nd Feb 2012
at
The Nishkam Centre
6 Soho Road, Birmingham,
B219BH

Please ensure you book your place by contacting
Audrey Miller
E: Jubileedebt@blueyonder.co.uk
T: 0121 471 4175

Lots of events coming up for Jubilee Debt Campaign Multifaith project in February and March.
Volunteers needed in variety of roles from web research, online bookings to assisting on the day at series of meetings across the city. A keen interest in JDC and its campaigning ideals would be helpful.
Do contact me to discuss how you might be able to help and how we might expand your cv etc.
Many thanks
Audrey Miller jubileedebt@blueyonder.co.uk or phone 0121 471 4157

Justice not Charity

On 3rd November this year, St Francis Hall, the University of Birmingham Chaplaincy, is due to host the first JDC Multifaith Project youth and students’ event. Entitled “Justice not Charity”, it is hoped that the event will attract young people not only from the West Midlands but from other parts of the UK as well.

An excellent panel of speakers has provisionally been booked.
Jehangir Malik, UK Director of Islamic Relief,
Ravinder Kaur Nijjar, Co-Chair Religions for Peace European Women of Faith Network  and Steve Miller, JDC Co-chair and Chair of Tzedek, are all due to speak, and the evening will be compèred by comedian and founder of Just Fair Laughs, Tony Vino. JDC’s own Tim Jones will also be taking part in the evening, and a number of students of different faiths will be invited to speak for “just a minute” on the subject of their faith’s teachings on “Justice not Charity”. We are very grateful to the Birmingham University Chaplains for providing the excellent venue.

Following the success of the Multifaith Project women’s event in March, this is a wonderful opportunity to broaden awareness of JDC, and to draw on the insights and energy of many of the younger members of our faith communities


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