Justice and Peace Forum Presentation at AGM 2017
The Justice and Peace Forum
have met regularly since last November and strands of interest to the group were
I preach the Recycling Message wherever I go. Here is a fact you may
not know: In Britain every day a staggering 16 million plastic bottles are
thrown away and not recycled. They end up in landfill and end up in our seas
Each month the Justice and Peace
Forum meets at Nazareth House and after our meeting, I take with me several
bags of things to be recycled. These usually range from empty jars and bottle
tops to cardboard containers and boxes, as well as pieces of material. My Notre
Dame Community meets each month and some Sisters always have things for me to
take to recycle, and people in the parish also ask me : Sister, I've got such
and such, do you know anywhere that
could use it.
I take donations to Glasgow
Play-Resource Association, to WeVolution, to the Wayside, Starter Packs and
other places in Glasgow. Our local Homeless Unit, the Bellgrove Hotel, benefits
too because we are able to give them food that is left after a parish event,
and they are always very grateful.
My email address email@example.com
is available for you to use to ask me about places for recycling if you need
this information. There are 3 Scrap Stores in Scotland that will take clean
scrap - one in Glasgow, one in Dundee and one in Crieff.
I am in the
process of finding out more about the Pope Francis Award and the Caritas Award
to see if there is some way the J&P Forum could support these initiatives.
One of teachers in a local primary school is interested in finding out more
about the Mini Vinnies and hopes to get her class involved.
Sponsor a Chair for a Child
I was in South Africa in May and June and visited a school
administered by the Sisters of Notre Dame. Many of the children have very
little as many of you will know from your own experience, or from your own
I am organising a Sponsor Event for the school
- St Peter Claver Primary School. The school has a new hall but they have no
furniture for it. The Sponsor Event is to raise money for chairs for the hall '
Sponsor a Chair for a Child'. The cost of each chair is £12.50. I know that
many congregations have their own charities and their own fundraising but if
anyone would like to find out more about this, please speak to me about that
today or email me. My brother and sisters are getting a sponsored chair this
year as a Christmas present!
If you are having a cup of tea in
a cafe or a restaurant and ask for a glass of tap water, inevitably the glass
arrives with a straw in it. in the USA every day enough straws are used and
discarded that would go round the earth two and half times. Britain also
discards many straws and I am asking you to make a point of asking for 'no
straw' when you can. Many of the straws end up in our oceans and seas and
consequently inside marine animals. Some restaurants have already decided to do
away with straws and one of these is Wetherspoons.
If you do
need to use straws for example for someone in hospital or someone who cannot
drink from a glass or a cup then bamboo straws or steel straws are available. A
pack of steel straws can be bought on Amazon and they come with a brush to
clean the straws.