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Peace Sunday, refugee phone plea, carers’ survey

Latest news of interest to the Diocese of East Anglia includes Peace Sunday, help for refugees and a carers’ survey.

Pope Francis’ World Peace Day is on January 16 with a theme of: Education, work and dialogue between generations: tools for building lasting peace. 

Pax Christi, the international Catholic movement for peace, has produced a variety of on-line and paper resources for parishes, communities and families to celebrate the theme. 

In his message to parishes National President, Archbishop Malcolm McMahon said: “This year has been one of unprecedented and continuing challenges. We are all conscious of the need to restore and rebuild our communities here and around the world, accepting that we need new ways of working and relating to each other.   The Christian message of peace, through reconciliation, justice and non-violence, can offer hope and direction in these times.  I invite you to seriously consider facilitating a collection for, or making a donation to, the work of Pax Christi at this time as a way to make a practical contribution to continuing the work of peace

All the resources can be found at:


The Jesuit Refugee Service UK is looking for donations of old mobile phones and technology to provide refugees with the means to stay connected during this difficult time. This technology helps refugees access vital support, legal advice and stay connected with loved ones. If you have an old phone or tablet sitting in a draw, do get in touch with JRS! For more information visit:

The independent charity Carers Voice Norfolk and Waveney have co-produced a survey with Carers as part of their work on the All Age Carers Strategy. This will be used to improve services and ensure Carers receive the support they want and need.  To complete the survey, please visit: To request an Easy Read or postal copy of the survey, please email