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JANUARY 2020 NETWORK EVENTS

NETWORK EVENTS JANUARY 2020

A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OUR READERS

MAY YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE AND LETS HOPE THAT 2020 IMPROVES FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE THROUGHOUT THE WORLD

QUOTE FOR THE MONTH

There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” ~ Edith Wharton

Subscription time again!

THANK YOU to all our MK Peace and Justice Network members who support us by subscribing with a standing order. If any other readers would like to take out membership and support us in this way, please go to the 'Contact Us' page on the website http://www.mkpeaceandjustice.org.uk, fill in the form there and send it to:

300 Saxon Gate West, Milton Keynes, MK9 2ES.

Membership fees are: Individual Waged £15.00; Unwaged (suggested) £10.00; Organizations £25.00.

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Milton Keynes Nipponzan Myohoji Peace Pagoda and Japanese Buddhist Temple

Brickhill Street, Willen Lake, Milton Keynes, MK15 0BG

01908 663652

mkpeacepagoda@gmail.com

1st January, 08.00 AM Peace Pagoda Sunrise Welcome Ceremony

5th January, 03.00 PM Temple Death anniversary ofMost Ven. Nichi Datsu Fujii Guruji

InterFaith MK 2nd January, 2020

Invitation for you to open the 2020 calendar with devotion:

Prayers, Promises and Readings for 2020 “My New Year Spiritual Resolution”

Thursday, 2nd January 2020 7:30 to 9:30 pm

Moderated by Mrs Christa Rennie, Co-Convenor IFMK

The Crypt, The Theatre or possibly the Camphill Café at Camphill Community,

Japonica Lane, Willen Park, Milton Keynes, Bucks MK15 9JY

Teas and refreshments will be served at the end of the evening.

TOGETHER FILMS

2040 is an Australian documentary that takes a solutions-based approach to how we can, using the technology we already have, mitigate the enormous global issues we currently face. The main themes/solutions looked at in the film are around: empowerment of women and girls; marine regeneration; regenerative agriculture; renewable energy; and circular economy. It's a story of hope, and a powerful tool to encourage people to take action - you can take a peek at some of the amazing things the Australian release has achieved so far in this video.

Excitingly, we have just booked in another run of screenings on Sunday the 19th of Januarynationwide. We think that you'd be specifically interested in a screening at Odeon Milton Keynes at 15:00 on Sun 19th January. That's:

Venue: Odeon Milton Keynes

Date: Sun 19th January

Time: 15:00

Tickets Here

Now is your chance to see this award-winning documentary on the big screen!

22 JANUARY 2020 OPEN UNIVERSITY EVENT

The Nigeria-Biafra war, 50 years on, and the building on alternative archives (Open University International Development Seminar Series)

22 January 2020, 12:00-14:00, CMR06, The Open University, Walton Hall Campus, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA

This lunchtime seminar will hear from Françoise Ugochukwu (Development Policy and Practice, OU). Read more and register…

Network for Peace

5 Caledonian Road, London, N1 9DY

Tel: 07794 036602

Email: mail@networkforpeace.org.uk

Web: www.networkforpeace.org.uk

Join us on Twitter @claire_nfp and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/NetworkforPeaceUK/

14 January

. How Change Happens. How does social change happen? Why is it so hard to anticipate? A key reason is the existence of hidden preferences, which may or may not be unleashed. With Cass R. Sunstein (@CassSunstein), currently the Robert Walmsley University Professor at Harvard and Paul Dolan (@profpauldolan), Professor of Behavioural Science at the London School of Economics. 6.30 – 8pm. Old Theatre, Old Building, London School of Economics, WC2A 2AE. Tickets in advance from website from 7 – 8 January. Info: events@lse.ac.uk 0207 955 6043.http://tinyurl.com/rd2dn35

15 January

LONDON. 'Steal as Much as You Can: How to Win the Culture Wars in an Age of Austerity' with Nathalie Olah and Vicky Spratt. £1 - £5. 7pm - tickets in advance from www.housmans.com/events Housmans, 5 Caledonian Road N1 9DX. 020 7837 4473.

19 January

COUNTRYWIDE. Peace Sunday. http://www.paxchristi.org.uk/

20 January

LONDON. The Pharmaceutical Industry: Private wealth or public health? With Dr Panos Kanavos, Associate Professor in International Health Policy in the Department of Health Policy at the London School of Economics, and Programme Director of the Medical Technology Research Group, which administers the Programme on Pharmaceutical issues. Admission free, but suggested contribution to expenses £3, concessions £2. 6.45 (doors open 6.30) Café Diplo at The Gallery, 70/77 Cowcross St. EC1M 6EJ. http://tinyurl.com/saqyvsq

22 January

LONDON. 'New Model Island: How to Build a Radical Culture Beyond the Idea of England' with Alex Niven and Juliet Jacques. £1 - £5. 7pm - tickets in advance from www.housmans.com/events Housmans, 5 Caledonian Road N1 9DX. 020 7837 4473.

LONDON. What is the Case For a Green New Deal? Speakers: Noga Levy-Rapoport (@Noga_LR)is a core organiser for the UK Student Climate Network. David Powell (@powellds) is Head of Environment and Green Transition, New Economics Foundation. Robin Archer is the Director of the Ralph Miliband Programme. 6.30 – 8pm. Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE WC2A 2AE. This event is free and open to all with no ticket or pre-registration required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. For any queries see http://www.lse.ac.uk/Events/LSE-Events-FAQs or contact us at events@lse.ac.uk or by calling 0207 955 6043. http://tinyurl.com/veb7cay

27 January

EVERYWHERE. Holocaust Memorial Day. http://www.hmd.org.uk/

28 January

LEICESTER LE3 5PG. Leicester CND fundraising evening. £15. 7 – 10pm. Chef and Spice 1 Andrewes Street. For tickets and any enquiries, please contact Penny on 07414 465695 or email pennywalker@riseup.net

29 January

LONDON. 'Stolen: How to Save the World from Financialisation' with Grace Blakeley and Aaron Bastani. £1 - £5. 7pm - tickets will be available in advance from www.housmans.com/events PLEASE NOTE: We are in discussions about holding this event in a nearby venue with larger capacity. This should be confirmed one way or the other by Friday 6th December, at which point tickets will be on sale. Please check back then. Housmans, 5 Caledonian Road N1 9DX. 020 7837 4473.

30 January – 1 February

LONDON. The God who Speaks. Come and see visit Westminster Cathedral as part of the God Who Speaks, Year of the Word Scripture Roadshow. There will be a space to talk about how scripture inspires the work for peace and justice. Friends from Westminster Justice and Peace Commission will be there too. 8.30 – 4pm daily. Westminster Cathedral Victoria Street London SW1P 1L.



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