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Justice & Peace

The group was formed by members of St Barnabas in 1985. Membership has since been extended to any church in the Moor Allerton Churches Together group who wishes to take part.


  • To learn more about economic, social and political problems which affect the lives of poor people and cause suffering and injustice, and to bring a Christian perspective to these issues.

  • To raise consciousness of these issues within the local church communities.

  • To follow campaigns on these issues initiated by the main agencies: for Developing World campaigns principally Christian Aid but also other agencies such as Oxfam; for local campaigns Faith in Leeds, Emmaus Project.

  • To raise funds where required for any project which will benefit the poor and needy.

Examples of Our Activities

  • Letter writing

  • Traidcraft Stall at 4 churches

  • Lent Lunch Speakers (since 1985) including Oxfam, Christian Aid, Water Aid, Vision Aid, Faith in Leeds, Bosnian Support Group, CMS, St Anne's Project (for homeless), Genesis (support for former prostitutes), Path Group (social club for homeless men), Tools for Self-Reliance, Amnesty International, St Georgeís Crypt, Simon Community, Trade for Change

  • One City Project (Faith in Leeds) including Retreat on the Streets

  • Christian Aid till receipt collection and Action Pledges for Trade for Justice campaign

  • Oxfam Sponsored Fast

  • Christian Aid Street Collection

  • Social Events e.g. Christian Aid Indian Harvest Supper (Namasthe) Oct 1997; Church Fun Days centred around social justice issues 1999-2001

  • Jubilee 2000 lobby of the G8 summit in Birmingham May 1998, 8 members went from the group; 2 members went to Cologne in 1999

  • Videos and materials distributed to house groups e.g. Emmaus Project

  • Library displays e.g. Jubilee 2000

  • Traidcraft Fashion Show

  • Decorating accommodation for Bosnian Refugees

  • Lobbying MPís