Building a better world after the pandemic – turning “Fratelli tutti” into a reality

St Corona – not the patron saint of pandemics but her name has sparked interest during these troubled times

Join us on Saturday 14 November from 11 am – 4 pm for a day of reflection, discussion and workshops on what action we can take to ensure that we continue to tackle poverty and the climate crisis.

As the world looks at ways to recover and rebuild from the coronavirus pandemic, we must use this moment to ensure that the recovery tackles poverty, inequality, environmental degradation and the climate emergency.

In doing so, we will be responding to Pope Francis’ call to hear both ‘the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor’ as laid out in Laudato Si’.

We’ll have guest speakers including practical theologian Dr Sam Ewell as well as climate campaigners from across the world.

CAFOD’s campaigners will lead discussions on how we can work towards building a better world from the crisis, and how through campaigning with CAFOD you can help to turn Pope Francis’ most recent messages into a reality.

This event is open to everyone who is interested in campaigning with CAFOD – new and experienced campaigners alike – so do join us – and let anyone else know who might be interested. All are welcome!

We look forward to seeing you there, even if you can’t come for the whole day.

Book your place here.

Pope Francis’ latest encyclical “Fratelli Tutti” praises the togetherness shown by society during the Coronavirus crisis.

But the Pope warns of a fragmented global response, arguing that politics should be “re evaluated” to focus on serving the common good, not economic interests.

We can do something.  Let’s get together to draw up our plan of action to tackle social and climate injustice.

The time is now to start these important conversations.  Let’s not leave it too late to influence our local communities, our MPs and AMs as we begin our journey together to COP26 in Glasgow in November 2021.

Bookings for all upcoming online events is via the website: www.cafod.org.uk/onlinetalks

[Pope Francis’] first call to us is simply to pay attention, to be with what is, and what is both the suffering and the difficulty of the world, but also its beauty and its grace . . .”

 

St Edmund the Martyr -Edmund is the patron saint of pandemics as well as kings, the Roman Catholic diocese of East Anglia, and Douai Abbey in Berkshire.

 

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