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, Director of women@thewell; Angela Kitching, Head of External Affairs, Age UK, and Daisy Srblin, Director of Million Minutes.
We will broadcast the event live on our YouTube channel – link below. Please note that the live stream for this event will only appear on the channel shortly before 6pm.
Audience members will have the opportunity to put questions to the panel through the YouTube live chat.
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