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1 Morning Worship Bishop Justus Church of England School Peace of Cake – Bake Off Amnesty International Write for Rights Campaign Season of Advent 9 th December 2013

2 Gather The Lord be with you And also with you

3 Receive "When, Lord, did we ever see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you a drink? When did we ever see you a stranger and welcome you in our homes, or naked and clothe you? When did we ever see you sick or in prison, and visit you?' The King will reply, "I tell you, whenever you did this for one of the least important of these followers of mine, you did it for me!' Matthew 25:37-40

4 Nelson Mandela was a prisoner of conscience. His wrongful imprisonment was campaigned against around the world until his release in 1990 after 27 years in captivity. Today there are many more prisoners of conscience. Amnesty International works to campaign for prisoners of conscience and injustice Engage

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6 Peace of Cake The Great British Bake Off We are raising awareness and funds for Amnesty International 12 th December Bring a cake on 12 th December and enter it into this prestigious Competition Open to all students and staff Our judges are... Mrs Griffiths, Monica and Mr. Sobienski

7 There are 5 Prizes: 1 Best at fitting the theme 2 Best taste 3 Most Unusual (yet still edible) 4 Best Student bake 5 Best Staff bake Trophies will be awarded for each category.

8 Bring cakes to Main Reception Before 8.35am on Thursday 12th December. Winners will be announced at break in the hall. All entries should include your name, form and the type of cake.

9 Once judged... All cakes will be sold in our Amnes’tea’ Bake Sale Break / lunchtime Bring money to buy some peaceful cakes.... So.....bake cake and fight injustice

10 Discuss ideas of how you can bake something that reflects the theme ‘peace of cake’ What aspects of Amnesty International could be represented in a Bake? Plan the tastiest recipe for the Bake Off How can you make it look fantastic? What unusual ideas have you got but are still yummy?

11 Write for Rights Campaign Case Study... BELARUS Ihar Tsikhanyuk BEATEN by police FOR BEING GAY Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) individuals face negative stereotyping and prejudice in Belarus, where there are currently no registered LGBTI organisations. In January, Ihar Tsikhanyuk, an openly gay drag performer and LGBTI rights activist, unsuccessfully attempted to register Human Rights Centre Lambda, with the authorities as an LGBTI organisation. He was subsequently questioned by police, who subjected him to physical and verbal abuse because of his sexuality. No one has been held to account for Ihar’s mistreatment. He and others connected to Human Rights Centre Lambda remain at risk of further threats and abuse because of their sexuality and LGBTI activism.

12 SEND A SOLIDARITY CARD TO: Ihar Tsikhanyuk c/o Belarus Team Amnesty International 1 Easton Street London WC1X 0DW Preferred language Belarusian, Russian and English Salutation Dear Ihar Tsikhanyuk Suggested message We admire your work in such difficult circumstances and wish you success in it. (Belarusian: Мы захапляемся вашай працай у такіх цяжкіх умовах і жадаем Вам поспехаў у ёй. Russian: Мы восхищаемся вашей работой в таких тяжелых условиях и желаем Вам успехов в ней). Can I... Send a religious card or message?no Send an Amnesty card or mention Amnesty?yes Include my name and address?no Download the message in another language?yes ‘I don’t want to hide myself. I live openly. It is not easy in Belarus, but I want to show people that I am a person like everybody. Maybe with my example I want to show that it is possible to live openly.’ Ihar Tsikhanyuk

13 SEND AN APPEAL LETTER TO: Urge General Prosecutor Alyaksandr Koniuk to investigate Ihar Tsikhanyuk’s allegations and bring those responsible to justice. Write to: Generalnaya Prokuratura ul. Internatsionalnaya 22 220030 Minsk Belarus Fax: +375 17 226 42 52 (Please say ‘fax’ clearly if someone answers) Email: Salutation: Dear General Prosecutor In your letter: Urge the General Prosecutor to start a thorough and independent investigation into Ihar Tsikhanyuk’s allegations that he was beaten by police and targeted because of his sexual orientation. Call on him to ensure that the officers responsible face disciplinary and criminal proceedings. Ask him to end the obstruction, harassment and intimidation of non- governmental organisations involved in human rights in Belarus.

14 Respond Lord Jesus, you experienced in person torture and death as a prisoner of conscience. You were beaten and flogged and sentenced to an agonizing death though you had done no wrong. Be now with prisoners of conscience throughout the world. Be with them in their fear and loneliness, in the agony of physical and mental torture, and in the face of execution and death. Stretch out your hands in power to break their chains. Be merciful to the oppressor and the torturer, and place a new heart within them. Forgive all injustice in our lives, and transform us to be instruments of your peace, for by your wounds we are healed. Amen Amen Amnesty International, ‘Prayers for Peace’, SPCK

15 Go Let us bless the Lord Thanks be to God

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