Members of the Columban Missionaries in Britain, Director for Britain Fr. Peter Hughes, JPIC Education Worker James Trewby and JPIC Media, Ellen Teague joined nearly 300 participants for the virtual NJPN conference on 18th July 2020.
The conference aimed to look at social issues during the pandemic and the imperatives of Catholic Social Teaching to imagine a more just and sustainable future.
Liturgies were led by Anna and Eleanor Marshall, who assist with liturgies at NJPN conferences, and by Marty Haugen, a liturgical composer and pastoral musician based in the United States who was approached by Ellen Teague and asked to get involved. He composed a special chant for the occasion, dedicated to NJPN and inspired by Laudato Si’, called, ‘For Our Common Home’.
Both the opening prayer and the closing prayers can be found below.