Rerum Novarum 130th Anniversary Event
Land, lodgings, labour: What are the ‘new things’ in 21st Century England and Wales?
Pope Francis has spoken regularly of the need for social justice efforts to address ‘3 Ts’, in Spanish, of ‘tierra, techo y trabajo’ – land, lodging and labour. These themes flow through modern Catholic Social Teaching, from Rerum Novarum (1891) and a series of subsequent statements on major anniversary dates of its publication.
Caritas Social Action Network is marking the anniversaries of these documents, including the 130th anniversary of Rerum Novarum (i.e. ‘Of New Things’), by hosting a discussion on labour, wages and property rights in our national context. Raymond Friel, Chief Executive of CSAN, will chair the session, with Professor Philip Booth (St Mary’s University); Jon Cruddas MP; Lord Maurice Glasman; Caro Hattersley, Chief Executive of women@thewell; Angela Kitching, Head of Public Affairs, Age UK, and Daisy Srblin, Director of Million Minutes.
With a live broadcast on Zoom, audience members will have the opportunity to put questions to the panel.
Register for the event (external link)
We plan to record the session, and publish a link on our website in due course after the event.
Picture credit: Keith Laverack / New Allotment Scheme behind Willow Park and Field Head