We also have a responsibility where we can to get involved to support justice for all God’s people, particularly the poor and to be good stewards of creation.
As a church then we need to get involved in a whole range of human life issues: from those campaigns against abortion and beginning of life matters, through campaigns to do with childhood and old age, the care of animals, justice, peace and reconciliation in our own society and overseas, plus concerns with environmental resources, bioethical matters and end of life care.
Our Action Plan
A Justice, Peace & Social Responsibility Group has been formed within St Joseph’s Catholic Church to encourage and stimulate a real passion for social justice within the parish and the town.
Gather information and form a network of what is already happening locally in the area.
Prioritise key focus areas that we can contribute & identify leads to develop.
Highlight to the parish particular national & international action campaigns e.g World Food Day, Climate Coalition Week, One World Week
Homelessness Shelter now in its second year, being supported by Pilgrim Hearts
We are looking at how we support refugee families, making them feel welcome and part of the community
We continue to fundraise and work closely with our twinned diocese in Bamenda, Cameroon.