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Music study, day of reflection, history, website accolade

Latest news from across the Diocese of East Anglia includes a Justice & Peace day of reflection, a study day for musicians, a history newsletter and an accolade for the Diocesan websitewww.rcdea.org.uk

The Diocese of East Anglia Justice & Peace Commission has issued an invitation to a day of reflection on – Resisting & challenging injustice ' why choose the way of non-violence?

The day will be led Fr Martin Newell CPand include the relevance of "non-violence' to: human trafficking, workplace bullying, neighbour disputes and violence in prisons.

Organiser Bernard Shaw quotes Pope Francis, who said: "I ask God to help all of us to cultivate non-violence in our most personal thoughts and values' When victims of violenceare able to resist the temptation to retaliate, they become the most credible promoters of non-violent peacemaking." World Peace Day 2017

The day will be held onSaturday, November 25 from 10.30am to 3.30pm at Newmarket Parish Centre, Exeter Road, CB8 8LT. Please bring packed lunch (hot drinks available). All are welcome with more information from Bernard Shaw at bshaw98uk@yahoo.co.uk or on 01223 240207

There will be a study day for Diocesan musicians on Saturday February 4, to help with the preparation for Lent and Eastertide music. The day will consist of talks on choosing music, free resources available for the liturgies, and practical workshops on learning new music. The event will be at Our Lady Immaculate and St Etheldreda Parish Centre in Newmarket, starts at 11.30am and will conclude with the singing of Vespers and Benediction in the church at 5pm.

Daniel Justin, Diocesan Director of Music, said: "We're so lucky to have a really great team of musicians which work in parishes across the Diocese, who enrich the liturgy with their music. This study day will be a great opportunity to get together as a Diocesan family of musicians, to learn some different chants and songs, and to have group discussions and find out what we all get up to in our parishes! I hope we can all learn from each other as we share our talents for the glory of God"

There will be no charge for the day, but those interested in attending are asked to bring a packed lunch.To register, pleaseclick here to fill in the form.

The Autumn edition of the Newsletter of the East Anglian Catholic History Society, Orientale Lumen, has just been published online and can be read by clicking here.

It contains news of the launch of the cause for Leonard Cheshire, new book titles and a research project at St Edmund'sChurch, Bury St Edmunds, into the fallen of the First World War.

The Diocese of East Anglia website www.rcdea.org.uk has been named as among the Top 100 Best Catholic Blogs on the planet in a new online list. It comes it at number 74, is the only English diocese to make the list, and joins other websites such as the Catholic News Agency (No 1), Catholic News (No 3), the Catholic Herald (No 11) and Catholic Church for England Wales (No 69).