How can we build the Kingdom of God? – talk

th_jow_largeThe last of the Beyond the green envelope series of talks, we will be looking at how we can build the Kingdom of God in a world of severe global inequality. Our faith call us into action, to care for the ‘downtrodden’ and the poorest of the poor. But how can we do that as a parish community? And how can overcome a ‘globalisation of indifference’ in our parish community, especially in light of the growing problems around the world.

Tuesday10 May at St David’s Cathedral, Cardiff.

This talk will be a chance to unpack some of the Church’s teaching on social issues, and see how we can apply them to our current context. Also, we will be showcasing some of the work of CAFOD which applies the Church’s teaching to its development work.

We will also reflect on some of Pope Francis’ teachings around, as he calls it, the ‘globalisation of indifference’. How we have stop caring for some of our poorest sisters and brothers throughout the world.

“When we are healthy and comfortable, we forget about others, we are unconcerned with their problems, their sufferings and the injustices they endure …

Our heart grows cold. Today, this selfish attitude of indifference has taken on global proportions, to the extent that we can speak of a globalization of indifference.”
– Pope Francis

This talk will also be a chance to find out what inspires and instructs the work of CAFOD, as well as making the connection between our faith and working for justice.

“The promise was that when the glass was full, it would overflow, benefiting the poor. What happens instead is that when the glass is full, it magically gets bigger, but nothing ever comes out for the poor.”  – Pope Francis

Please do come along and support these talks, and please let others know about them.

This promises to be a moving and informative talk, where everyone is welcome to attend. Download poster here.

Mostyn Room
Metropolitan Cathedral Church of St David
Charles St, Cardiff CF10 2SF

7:00pm – Tuesday 3 May

All welcome
Light refreshments provided

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