All are welcome for a Leeds workshop on how to live simply, sustainably and in solidarity with the poor.
The event is open to anyone interested in learning about these values on Saturday June 24 at St Benedict’s parish centre on Aberford Road.
The workshop comes after St Benedict’s were the first parish in the Leeds diocese to be given CAFOD’s livesimply award.
The livesimply award is an opportunity for Catholic communities to respond to Pope Francis’ invitation in Laudato Si’ to “work with generosity and tenderness in protecting this world which God has entrusted to us.”
Joe Burns is part of the Leeds Justice and Peace Commission, who have organised the workshop.
He said: “Living simply, living sustainably and living in solidarity with poor people across the world is easy to say but what does it mean for us practically as individuals and as members of faith communities?
“We hope our workshop will give people lots of practical ideas about how to do this -both as individuals and as parish communities.
“The livesimply award provides a great focus for doing all of this but I think anyone who comes along will find some interesting and challenging ideas about how they can do more to get closer to these ideals.”
Places are limited for the free workshop, which is being held from 10.30am until 2pm. There will be separate activities for all under 15s.
To book your place, visit www.leedsjp.co.uk.