Market Harborough Action for Justice & Peace Group
The Justice and Peace Group seeks to be a forum for local campaigning for justice and peace and identifying with those affected by injustice and inequality. The Group holds a Candle-light vigil for peace in the Square in Market Harborough as an annual event each January.
The Group also has strong connections with the Market Harborough Fairtrade Town Steering Group which exists to promote trade justice and the sale of fairly traded goods in Market Harborough. There are at the moment more than 50 organisations of all types involved, but we are always looking for others to join ( Secretary: Lynne Mold 01858 462759 or e-mail lynne_mold at yahoo.co.uk ). In Fairtrade fortnight 2012 we held the 5th Inter-School cookery competition, and a number of schools and other groups arranged their own events. Fairtrade is undoubtedly doing good work in Developing Countries and in pressing for Supermarkets to be fair to farmers and other suppliers in this country. Please support Fairtrade outlets!
The Group has discussed the national report "The lies we tell ourselves: ending comfortable myths about poverty", and have produced a summary of the report's main points, with ideas on what we can do in our local churches to tackle the issues raised by the report. This can be viewed here: The lies we tell ourselves - Report on behalf of CTH Justice & Peace Group.
To join the Group and for more information, please contact:
- Chair: Maureen Douglas Tel. 07966 515115 or e-mail chair at harboroughchurches.org.uk
- Secretary: Rev. Alison Tomlin Tel. (01858) 467644 or e-mail rev.alison at btinternet.com