The Social Justice Programme seeks to inspire and support parishes and the whole Diocese as together we respond to the needs of local communities and the wider world.
The king will answer them, ‘Truly, I tell you, just as you did it to the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.’
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This week (16-22 November) is Prisons and Interfaith week
In celebration of this and in partnership with HMP/YOI Portland, Footprints are ‘locking up’ 8 members of the public from different faiths. Many are confronting their fears in this challenge and are also doing their best to raise funds for Footprints.
If you would like to show your support for them by sponsoring them, please follow this link:
Monday: for those who work in prisons
Tuesday: for those who are prisoners
Wednesday: for victims of crime
Thursday: for all working in the Criminal Justice System
Friday: for the families
Saturday: for our communities
A prayer leaflet and devotional film to assist you can be found at: www.prisonsweek.org/
'Social Justice Champion'
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Church Urban Fund have written to the Bishop of Salisbury.
Clergy briefing here
'Who Will Set Us Free?'
A diocesan conference in June 2014 featuring Ann Morisy and the Church Urban Fund's Bethany Eckley. Click on the clip at top-right for a flavour of the day.
Click here for
- Ten key facts about your parish, plus a report on poverty in England:
- How churches can address the root causes of food poverty:
- More than Enough? Materials for One World Week 20-27 October:
Social Justice Programme
In response to the consultation, Christians in the Community; Challenging Injustice and Need, a small group has worked to develop a programme that includes project ideas that can be replicated in local settings as well as supporting wider campaigns for justice.
We will be promoting work that:
Builds a network of local Social Justice Champions to encourage local action
Develops Read Easy groups to assist adults in becoming confident readers, building on the success of groups in Dorchester and Bridport. www.readeasy.org.uk
Supports the Cathedral’s plans for the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta in 2015 by extending the reach of mentoring schemes for ex-offenders. www.footprintsproject.co.uk
The Social Justice Programme also encompasses our continuing work that includes care for the environment, international development, addressing poverty issues, inclusion, racial justice, Gypsies and Travellers, urban priority areas, rural affairs, and links to government at local and national levels.
The Social Justice Programme is supported by Colin Brady working as the Social Justice Programme Manager and by the Social Justice Working Group. Email Colin via: email@example.com.