Peace ambassadors Margaret and Barry Mizen will be visiting Walsall in September to share stories of peace-building in the UK and Kenya.
Margaret and Barry’s son, Jimmy, was killed in south London in 2008, the morning after his sixteenth birthday.
Jimmy was the thirteenth London teenager to be killed that year, yet Margaret and Barry say: ‘We would like everyone to remember Jimmy and all those killed by violent crimes, not in anger, but with hope for the future.’ Since Jimmy’s death they have become peace ambassadors, working in schools, parishes, community groups and prisons to bring a message of hope, peace and reconciliation, rooted in faith.
Last year, Margaret and Barry travelled with CAFOD to Kenya where they exchanged experiences with CAFOD partners and young people who are challenging violence in the slums of Nairobi.
All are welcome to what promises to be an unforgettable evening as they share this amazing story.
Their talk will be at 7pm on Wednesday 26th September in the Parish Centre, St. Mary the Mount Catholic Church, Glebe Street, Walsall, WS1 3NF. Refreshments will be served. Please contact CAFOD Birmingham on 01922 722 944 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.