Pope Francis launched his new encyclical Fratelli Tutti (Brothers and Sisters All) in October in which he writes, “We need a community that supports and helps us, in which we can help one another to keep looking ahead. How important it is to dream together…” [Pope Francis, Fratelli Tutti].
Brothers and sisters all, CAFOD and Caritas Social Action Network (CSAN) invite you to an online event to share some early thoughts on how this important encyclical will affect the way we work. CSAN and CAFOD are the sister Caritas agencies for England & Wales. We would like to hear your comments too.
Dr Anna Rowlands
Anna Rowlands is the Founding Chair of the Centre for Catholic Social Thought and Practice. She teaches Political Theology in the Department of Theology and Religion, University of Durham and is Deputy Director of the Centre for Catholic Studies there. She works with a range of academic and practitioner groups, aiming to bring theory and practice together for purposes of social change and social conservation. She writes widely on Catholic social teaching, aspects of British and European political cultures and theology and the political including her main research focus at present - theological ethics and migration. She is author of the forthcoming book 'Towards a Politics of Communion: Catholic Social Teaching for Dark Times' and editor of ‘Political Theology: A Reader’ (Bloomsbury, 2016).
Dr Phil McCarthy
Chief Executive CSAN
Phil is a former family doctor and has held many leadership roles in the NHS, including clinical lead for the Bristol Homeless Health Service. He is a Master of Science in Global Ethics and has a strong interest in Catholic Social Teaching. In 2008 he walked alone from Canterbury to Rome, and in 2015 continued this journey on to Istanbul.
Head of Advocacy Communication & Education, CAFOD
Neil is the Director of Advocacy, Communications and Education at CAFOD. His work at CAFOD is aimed at influencing the root causes of the poverty and the climate emergency which our partner organisations are facing. He works closely with other Catholic agencies and networks and the Vatican especially around key international events.