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Where Do We Go From Here? Engaging congregations for economic justice

Engaging congregations in effective action for economic justice

Venue: Wren Suite, St Paul's Cathedral
Date: 30th January 2012
Time: 11am - 3pm

'Social justice' and 'common good' - what do such words mean in a climate of increasing austerity and anger? In the wake of the Occupy protests, there is a growing public mandate for a Christian voice in the conversation.These are subjects on which Scripture and the teaching of the Church have much to say.

In addition, the infrastructure of the Church provides a powerful framework around which to mobilise large numbers of people, across all parts of society - to reconnect our financial systems with a vision of the common good.

Continuing the St Paul's Institute programme of clergy learning, in conjunction with The Contextual Theology Centre, this day will bring together clergy and Christian social justice organisations to discuss the current social and economic context and the role of the Church in working for change. It will focus on the concrete: both the economic challenges, and the specific things congregations and chaplaincies are doing and can do to help create a better society. A full agenda will be provided to those who register.

Speakers include:

Dr David McNair, Senior Economic Justice Advisor, Christian Aid

The Revd Dr Sabina Alkire, Director, Oxford Poverty & Human Development
Initiative (OPHI)

Rt Revd Dr Peter Selby, former Bishop of Worcester and President of the National Council for Independent Monitoring Boards

Canon Dr Angus Ritchie, Director, Contextual Theology Centre

Places for this seminar are limited and registration is essential. Registration is free, but limited to clergy or representatives of social justice based organisations.

Please RSVP to Robert Gordon via or 020 7489 1011.