Tyne & Wear Citizens invite you to join them on a webinar titled, ‘Discipleship, Politics and Anger: Catholic Social Teaching and Community Organising‘. This webinar will explore the relationship of the values of Catholic Social Teaching with the methods of broad-based community organising.

Faced with increasing injustice, a poorer economy, more evidence of climate change and a sense of powerlessness with a political system that appears disconnected with the raw reality of many people, a sense of frustration and hopelessness can seep in. The key themes of Catholic Social Teaching give us values to analyse our current situation with community organising giving us a method by which people’s concerns are listened to and acted upon.

This webinar will highlight how members of the Diocese, through working with Tyne and Wear Citizens, have been successful with a number of campaigns that have improved mental health services, won cheaper and safer public transport, improved local parks, developed anti-racism, work in schools, sought migrant justice and significantly increased the number of accredited Living Wage employers in the region.

We will also hear from Catholics from other parts of the country working with Caritas, the SVP and other parts of the community within and beyond the Church, who have integrated the values of our tradition with this method for grassroots change. This will include Sir John Battle, Chair of Leeds Diocesan Justice and Peace Commission and Leeds Citizens.

There will also be the opportunity to explore how the Diocese can develop this work at this present time. Anger and frustration can be transformed into promoting the common good and increasing a sense of solidarity with groups across civic society.

If you would like to hear more about this message of hope in troubled times, please register using the link opposite.

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  • Date of Event 27 September 2023
  • Cost Free
  • Location

    Online via Zoom.