SEECAT | Justice and Peace | Events

Justice and Peace Events

Thurs 21 September 7pm at Gilmerton New Church (The Hub), 6 Ravenscroft St, Edinburgh EH17 8QJ
The Good News from Palestine

We will:

  • learn from accounts of faith, hope and steadfastness in Palestine
  • pray for all in the Holy Land
  • discover how we can help, including by writing letters to our leaders

This is part of the World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel.

Tues 26th September, 7pm, St Catherine's Church Hall. - the next SEECAT J&P fundraiser with refreshments and tombola.

It's for a Scottish charity, MalawiFruits that supports smallholder farmers in Malawi. Their speaker, Kevin Simpson will speak about the charity and about their new initiative, Futurepumps.

We will raise funds with a target of the £500 needed for a portable solar-powered water pump. The pumps increase farmers resilience to climate change and can permit two crops to be grown in each year.

These evenings are not just about fund-raising, but about being better informed, and therefore better able to pray for people's needs.

Past Events

Thurs 17 August, 7pm: The Holy Land - what a routine pilgrimage does and doesn't show you.

An illustrated talk by Mike Mineter about his recent 3 trips to Palestine-Israel. St Catherine's Church Hall. (A revised repeat of the talk given at Liberton Kirk - some folk unable to come in June asked for another chance to come to this.)

Friday 23 June, 7pm (tea and cakes) for 7:30pm talk: The Holy Land: what a pilgrimage does and doesn't show you—Kirkgate Cafe, Liberton Kirk.

Mike Mineter will be showing pictures from his 3 recent visits. There will be a stall from Hadeel, selling fair-traded Palestinian goods from the West Bank and Gaza,.

Wednesday 24 May, 7pm, at St John Vianney's Church hall
This is the next in our 6 monthly fund-raisers, to support Kaimes School provision of outings and projects for autistic children.

There will also be a brief J&P planning meeting afterwards, to which all are invited — come with ideas including for future fund-raisers and themes for See, Reflect,Act Together evenings.

Friday 7 April 7pm-9pm, See, Reflect, and Act Together
at The Hub, Ravenscroft Street, Gilmerton, EH17 8QJ
Our Christian response to refugees and asylum seekers
All groups from across the SEECAT churches, who are already responding to asylum seekers and refugees, or people who are interested in possibly doing so, are invited to come together to pray, reflect, and share knowledge and experience. Email jp.SEECAT@gmail.com for more information.

Wed. Feb 22nd See, Reflect, and Act Together 7pm-8:30pm Liberton Northfield
This is the first in an occasional series of events for SEECAT church members to say what issues (local or wider) are attracting their energy or attention. Through a few short talks by church members, on areas such as food banks, Edinburgh Direct Aid, help for refugees, local environmental projects, the evening will raise awareness of these issues, enable links among people taking similar initiatives, and mention any ways in which we might be inspired to get involved.

Please email jp.SEECAT@gmail.com if you might wish to give a brief talk. The evening will close with a time of prayer and then a chance to socialise.

The intention is to have these evenings every few months.