New Patron for Regional Poverty Campaign
Bishop Justin has recently announced that he will be the Patron of the North East Call to Action on Global Poverty and Climate Change (NE-CAP). In taking on this he is continuing the support given to NE-CAP by Bishop Tom when he was Bishop of Durham.
Bishop Justin says, "The campaign aims of helping to promote fairness in trade, action on poverty, debt and taking responsible and sensible approach to climate change through the sustainable use of natural resources is an initiative that is very dear to my own heart and supportive of the Christian message. Its action is a positive demonstration of the values of a strong moral society and care for the common good of the planet and its citizens.
In my first few months as Bishop of Durham, I have become acutely aware of the challenge that North East CALL TO ACTION on global action on Poverty and Climate Change continues to voice. I want to add my own support for the issues and the remedies promoted by NE-CAP. I profoundly believe in the Christian Gospel imperative of care for those who are disempowered and in poverty and for a fairer and more just world. I will seek to reflect this as strongly as possible both in my own prayers and actions and in encouraging greater awareness in the churches, the region and the House of Lords.
We all need to be doing more to promote that common good through positive socially responsible action and I am pleased to add my name to it. I hope that through the work of this initiative we see a positive impact on the plight of the most needy in society both here in the North East and wider afield; I urge you all to get involved."
Photograph by Keith Blundy/Aegies Associates
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