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Launch of Centre for Catholic Social Thought and Practice on 13 June in London

last modified Apr 29, 2016 02:07 PM

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Centre for Catholic Social Thought and Practice on 13th June 2016. This innovative new Centre links together the work of CAFOD, CSAN, Von Hügel Institute, Cambridge, Las Casas Institute, Oxford, and Durham University in the development and communication of Catholic Social Thought.

The launch will focus on the theme of “The Church and the Migration Crisis: UK Perspectives” and will be held at the CCLA headquarters in London from 1pm onwards. The day will consist of a series of workshops from 1-5.30pm on law, policy making and church accompaniment and organising. These will be led by Dr Sara Silvestri of City and Cambridge Universities, George Gabriel from Citizens UK, Dr Mark Provera from Jesuit Refugee Service, Brussels, and Dr Maria-Teresa Gil Bazo a leading academic refugee lawyer.

This will be followed by a reception and evening panel event to launch the Centre.  The panel will be introduced by Dr Anna Rowlands, Chair of the Centre, and will explore “How Should the Churches be Responding to the Current Migration and Refugee Protection Crises?” Speakers include Zrinka Bralo from Migrants Organise, Dr Joshua Ralston from Edinburgh University, Dr Mark Provera from Jesuit Refugee Services, George Gabriel from Citizens UK, Dr Maria-Teresa Gil Bazo, chaired by Sarah Teather, Director, Jesuit Refugee Service UK.

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