‘Every person is created by God, loved and saved in Jesus Christ, and fulfils himself by creating a network of multiple relationships of love, justice and solidarity with other persons while he goes about his various activities in the world. Human activity, when it aims at promoting the integral dignity and vocation of the person, the quality of living conditions and the meeting in solidarity of peoples and nations, is in accordance with the plan of God’.Social Compendium of the Church, 35
CSAN’s Caritas Academy is hosting a one-day course to study the basics of Catholic Social Teaching. In 1891, Pope Leo XIII released, Rerum Novarum, which is generally considered to be the first formal consolidation of the Church’s social teaching. Since then, each Pope has responded to the ‘social question’, that which asks, how we should live together and what that means for us personally. This teaching addresses the most pressing issues of our time in light of Scripture and tradition.
More specifically, the day will cover:
• The Key Principles of Catholic social teaching
• Catholic Social Action: Input and Engagement with Practitioners in the Caritas Social Action Network
• Guidance on how to apply ‘See, Judge, Act’ methodology as promoted by Pope St John XXIII
The day will be led by Raymond Friel OBE, CEO of CSAN, with expert input from practitioners in the network. The seminar style approach will allow attendees to interact and engage with speakers to cement their understanding of this essential aspect of Catholic teaching and consider how it fits into the Catholic worldview more generally.
Tickets are available from Eventbrite at £75 per person. This fee includes lunch and course materials. The day will be held at the London Jesuit Centre, 114 Mount St, London, W1K 3AH.
For any queries, please contact Research and Programmes Officer, Bernadette Durcan, at firstname.lastname@example.org.