"Multiracial Education in Calderdale" is the theme of a oneday conference to be held at St Mary's Church Hall, Gibbett Lane, Halifax, West Yorkshire, on Sunday, June 18. It has been sponsored by the Calderdale Action Committee Against Racism (CACAR), following their success in getting educational provision for 40 Asian children in Halifax. Details from Barry Collins, chairman of CACAR (Tel Halifax 66600).
Fr Donal O'Hanion, chaplain to the Filipino Community in London, is appealing 10 priests and sisters to help with his work with Filipino immigrants. Anyone interested should contact him at the Westminster
athedral Conference Centre, N1orpeth Terrace, London, SW I.
Id (I -834 8227),
More than £100 was raised for the orphans looked after by Franciscan Missionaries of Mary in Ootecarnund. South India, at a eheese and wine evening given by Gillian and Lesley Furionger at the Challuner Club, London.
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The Catholic Union annual Summer Party takes place tomorrow ut Prior Park School in Bath. Avon, at the invitation of Brother Martin Power, the President of Prior Park. Members of the Vision and their guests will be welcomed by the Duke of Norfolk.
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A miniature railway, a Punch and Judy and the Heber Junior School Steel Band are among the attractions at the garden party at The Grail. Pinner, on Saturday. June 17. 'the winner of the first prize in the big "Farmhouse Draw" will get a y al I o n of whisky. Entrance is 15p for adults, 10p for children and 40p per family, and The Grail aims to raise £4,000 from the occasion, which starts at 2 pm.
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Bryan Mosley, the actor who plays Alf Roberts in Coronation Street is to open a garden party at the Wood Hell Centre, Wetherby, Yorkshire at 2.30 on Sunday, June 25. Earlier there will be a concelebrated Mass. Admission to the party is by programme (10p $children, 15p adults). The centre would welcome any contributions to the various stalls.
The cricketers of Ratcliffe College in Syston, Leicester, are in for a hard time in their match on
June 11, when their opponents will he the Derbyshire county side, which includes four Test players. The match has already been sponsored by several companies in aid of Ratcliffe's Sports Appeal. Any other prospective sponsors should contact D. H. Thistlethewaile, 41 Shakespeare Drive, Shirley, Solihull, West Midlands.
The Church of Our Lady of the Rosary in Brixton Road, Stockwell, London, is holding a retreat this weekend at Ealing Abbey. The theme is "Introduction to Prayer. '
Stop smoking and help the disabled. That was the call last week from the Royal Association for Disability and Rehabilitation (RADAR) when it launched the first national sponsored stop-smoking campaign. It hopes to raise more than £20,000. Sponsorship forms and a free anti-smoking kit are available from Hilary Taylor, RADAR, 25 Mortimer Street, London WI.
Leading Muslim scholars were among the 2.000 people who attended a recent three-day International Islamic Conference at Central Hall, Birmingham. Mr Robert Black, chairman of the Society for Religious Peace and Family Unity, was one of the non-Muslims at the conference, which was to encourage a greater understanding of the Islamic faith.
Ilkley Moor in Yorkshire will be the setting for a 10-mile sponsored walk starting at 11.15 am on Sunday, June 18. The walk is in aid of a number of organisations including the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmoment, the United Nations Association, the Bradford Peace Group and the Northern Friends Peace Board. Details and forms from Rowland Dale, 30 Gledhow Wood Grove, Leeds, E. (Tel 667552.) A public fast, possibly involving street theatre as well, will be held by the Bradford Peace Group in the city centre on Monday, June 19, to protest against British arms sates, Contact James McCarthy at Bradford 497548 for information.
The plight of Dr Yuri Orlov and five other Soviet dissidents will form the focal point a a vigil organised by the London region's branch of Amnesty International which will take place at the Church of St Martin in the Fields, Trafalgar Square, London, at noon on Saturday. June 10. Tom Conti will be reading from Anna Akhmotova's poem "Requiem" which has become an inspiration to many dissidents.
Christians of all denominations will be welcome at a special "Rosary Rally" organised for Sunday, July 23, by the Gateshead (Tyne and Wear) branch of the Knights of St Columba. They arc hoping that it will attract a capacity crowd of 13,500 to the Gateshead Stadium, Neilson Road, Old Fold Road, Gateshead. Gates open at 1.30 pm and the rally begins at 3 pm.
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Mr Brian Wrobel, formerly organiser of the International Conference on the Abolition of the Death Penally, will give a talk on the use of capital punishment in Africa and elsewhere at the Africa Centre, 38 King Street, London WC2, on Tuesday. Admission is 50p (students 30p), The annual Inter-Schools Public Speaking Competition 'Youth Speaks' was held recently at Port Talbot, West Glamorgan, This competition is organised by the Rotary Club of Port Talbot and the four comprehensive schools of the Alan district take part. The shield for the winning team was won by St Joseph's Catholic Comprehensive School, Port Talbot. The cup for the best individual main speaker also went to St Joseph's in the person of Kevin McCormack.
Mr Peter Shore, the Environment Secretary, has given listed building consent for the partial demolition and alteration of Newman House, Ham, sear Richmond, Surrey, the boyhood home of Cardinal Newman. It is being altered to provide art and craft rooms for Grey Court Comprehensive School nearby. Newman House was originally called Grey Court and it was previously used as a nursery school.
More than £3,000 worth of medicines and equipment was sent this week by air to the emergency areas in Eritrea. The cargo was assembled by the depot and voluntary workers at Our Lady of the
Wayside, Shirley, west Midlands. The effort is in partnership with CAFOD and implemented by the Red Cross in London.
Twickenham United Christian Council is to form a Christian Constituency Association so that candidates in general and local elec• tions can be questioned on Christian and mural affairs during campaigns. The suggestion was made by Mr Bob King of St Edmund's Catholic Church. Whitton. after contacting Teddington Council of Churches and the Knights of Saint Columba. Three Catholic churches are represented on the Council.
Mrs Clare Rye, of East End Road, East Finchley, London N2, who died in February left £54,384 gross, £53,879 net. She left 15,650 and chattels to personal legatees, £1000 to the Sisters of Nazareth, of East End Road, 100 to one or more charities for the blind as her trustee shall select; £50 to the Society of the Crusade of Rescue; £120 for Masses and the residue to Plymouth Catholic Diocesan Trustees, for general charitable purposes, requesting that it be used in accordance with her known wishes. "Battered Women, Refugees and Women's Aid" is a new publication explaining three years' work by the National Women's Aid Federstion. It gives histories of some of the groups. how they were set up and the struggles and successes they have had. Available from NWAF, 51 Chalcot Road, London, NW'. Price 50p.
"Zaire, the Sleeping Giant" is the idle ot a lecture to be given at the Africa Centre, 38 King Street, London WC2 on June 26. Keith Kyle, a television journalist and former correspondent in the Congo will be the main speaker. Admission 50p.
'risme people working for peace in Northern Ireland will address a meeting at Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London WC1, on Saturday, July I, at 2.30. They are Peter McLachan of the community of the Peace People; Sydney Stewart of Voluntary Service, Belfast; and Fr Myles Kavanagh, parish priest of the Ardoyne. The meeting has been convened by Mrs Jane Ewart-Blggs.