At a meeting next month organised by the Women's international League for Peace and Freedom, Mike Cooley. of Lucas Aerospace shop stewards' committee,• will speak on switching from military to socially useful production. The meeting starts at 6 pm on Wednesday, May 4, at 62 Chandos Street, Trafalgar Square. London,
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Members of the Catholic Police Guild will act as stewards at the installation tomorrow of Archbishop Bowen of Southwark. The guild, now more than 60 years old, is expecting a period of considerable growth. Information can be obtained from Bryan Godard, 42 Francis Street, London, SW I .
Mgr Bruce Kent, a committee member of Pax Christi, is to make a lecture tour of South Africa, Lesotho and Rhodesia during September ancl,October. His topics will include papal teaching. nationalism, the just wage, investment and profit, the arms trade, and non-violence.
He will be travelling on a grant from the British Christian Fellowship Trust.
Six nuns from the Daughters of St Paul will be moving their bookshop to new premises in Glasgow next month. The St Paul Book and MultiMedia Centre has outgrown the Buchanan Street base, where the work of the sisters began when they first came together in Glasgow eight years ago from Italy, Malta, the Philippines and America.
Plans arc under way for the third annual retreat/conference of the Julian Meetings Movement in London from September 23 to 25. Conference organisers expect up to 40 representatives to attend from England and Scotland.
The movement, dedicated to the practice and promotion of con
templative prayer, takes its name from the pre-Reformation mystic, Mother Julian of Norwich. Information may be had from Mrs Hilary Burn, 5 Geales Crescent, Alton,
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Peace People of England, Scotland and Wales, a group aiming to counter isolationist attitudes to Northern Ireland in Britain, has just been established with Mrs Jane Ewart-Biggs, widow of the former British Ambassador to Ireland, as its first president. The organisation, closely allied to Peace People of Northern Ireland, hopes to provide housing for families leaving Ulster and a clearing house for volunteers wishing to work there. Information from Wood Hall Centre, near Wetherby, Yorkshire.
The question of a Christian's responsibility to the Third World provides the theme for "A World of Difference", a film to be released shortly in London. The film, centred on the work and aspirations of George Hoffman, founder of the TEAR Fund. examines the "world of difference" between the Third
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The Church of the Sacred Heart and St Aldhelm at Sherborne, Dorset, has joined in a solemn covemint with other churches in the town to "do together all that we can and not to du apart what we should do together." The ceremony took place in Sherborne Abbey on Palm Sunday.
Sponsored by the Co-operative Wholesale Society, and written in conjunction with the National Association of Drama Advisers, a 40-page booklet has been produced which contains information about the key events and technological and social changes over the past 25 years. -Entitled A Celebration for the Queen's Silver Jubilee, the booklet is available free by all recognised schools and youth organisations. Copies from the Co-operative Wholesale Society. New Century House. Manchester.
Linked with 160 of the De La Salle Brothers who were making their annual retreat at De La Salle Training College, Hopwood Hall, Manchester, were guest Brothers from Eire. Rome, Malta, Chile, the Philippines. Mexico, the United States of America, Spain and Czechoslovakia.
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The Foundation for Alternatives, a newly-formed charitable company rising from the Alternative Society, is launching a membership drive. The foundation's projects cover housing, rural settlement, health, and employment.
Lower ShAv Farm, a successful part of the Alternative Society's early work. has recently become autonomous and is running a series of eight courses, from a gardening weekend to a week's course in the theory and practice of nonviolence. Information about membership can be obtained from Stan Windlass at The Rookery, Adderbury, near Banbury, Oxfordshire.
Last week the 21st pilgrimage of the Handicapped Children's Pilgrimage Trust set out for Lourdes. More than 2,000 pilgrims from all over the British isles made the trip by land, sea and air — 1,000 handicapped children and 1,000 adults looking after them, many of them Catenians.
A film, Foundation for Living, showing the work of the disabled at Queen Elizabeth's Foundation for
the Disabled at Leatherhead, Surrey. will be shown in the Throne Room at Westminster Cathedral on May 18 at 6 pm. A maximum of 100 places are available to those who have supported the foundation in past months. Further details from Mr James H. Horrocks, Queeo Elizabeth Foundation for the Disabled, Leatherhead, Surrey.
A leading African trade unionist, Mr Drake Koka, who had to leave South Africa after a night raid on his house by security police, will address a series of meetings in Glasgow, Edinburgh and St Andrews later this month.
Mr Koka, who is co-founder of the Black People's Convention, was jailed for eight months in South Africa in 1974, after being banned the previous year under the Suppression of Communism Act. He has come to Britain to work along with the Catholic Institute for International Relations, The Converts Aid Society is assisting six convert clergymen in their studies for the priesthood and has helped many convert clergymen and their families during the past year, Mrs Patricia Chambers. the society's secretary says in the annual report.
Bishop Gordon Wheeler of Leeds warmly praised the organisation. which helped him in his own conversion to Catholicism 40 years ago, and of which he has been an executive member for 24 years of his own priesthood.
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