East Grinstead Justice and Peace Group
WHO IS MY NEIGHBOUR?
“In so far as you did this to one of the least of these brothers of mine you did it to me.” Matthew: 25.
How can we as churches, groups and individuals respond to the call of the Gospel? We need to consider practical ways in which we can show our commitment to social justice and the sharing of resources.
Justice is not an option – it is a way of life
There is no peace without justice
The EG Justice and Peace Group, now 30 years old, is ecumenical and affiliated to Churches Together in East Grinstead. Its members from all churches in EG work for social justice in order to have a fairer world. Its work covers a wide range of issues including:
- Amnesty letter writing
- Refugees and asylum matters, including support for the resettlement programme in West Sussex
- Support of the Gatwick Detainees Welfare Group
- Prison visiting at HMP Lewes & Ford
- Lobbying and information provision on Climate change and Global Healing
- Leadership of Fairtrade East Grinstead – promoting Fairtrade goods to help small farmers and producers in the developing world
- Support of Crawley Open House (COH), The Easter Team and Turning Tides (formerly Worthing Churches Homeless Project) (for whom we do the annual Sleep Out). All churches participate in a shared shopping scheme (tins and packet food) for COH which also welcomes blankets, sleeping bags and clothes.
- Support of EG Foodbank
- Support of the Christians against Poverty (CAP) Money Management courses
- Support of all aid agencies who seek a fair distribution of food and raw materials for those living in the developing world and an end to hunger affecting 870 million people everyday
- Organisation of Spring and Autumn Charity Feasts fundraising for local charities
To enable us to have a broader view and to learn more about our fellow Christians as part of our work of reconciliation we wish to reach out to all people interested in social justice and to work for peace in the world.
We welcome new members to our meeting at Moat Church on the second Tuesday of each month at 7.30pm.
Further details from
Sue Joy 01342 835190. Email: SusanJoy471@hotmail.com
or Mike West 01342 325359.
Moat URC Church
New Life Church
Our Lady & St Peter’s Catholic Church, EG, & St Bernard’s, Lingfield
St John’s Felbridge Anglican Church
St Mary the Virgin Anglican Church
St Swithun’s, St Barnabas and St Luke’s Anglican Churches
Trinity Methodist Church