A Change of Era

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Straight after the COP26 climate summit, Caritas Diocese of Nottingham invites you to its 2021 Justice and Peace Assembly

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Our keynote speakers

Lord Deben is Chair of the Climate Change Committee, which advises the UK Government on climate policy. Our assembly takes place less than a week after COP26 ends in Glasgow, so it will be an opportunity to absorb the outcome of the climate summit, and its implications for our future. We will be launching our diocesan environmental policy framework.

Raymond Friel was appointed early this year as Chief Executive of Caritas Social Action Network. As well as a varied career in education and social action, he has written several books, including The Revolution of Tenderness: How to be a Catholic in today’s Church, and is an engaging commentator on challenges facing the Church and society after the pandemic.

‘We do not live in an era of change so much as a change of era’, said Pope Francis in 2015. In 2021 there is no doubting his words. Covid-19 is still rife worldwide, climate change is accelerating, and both of them are deepening the injustices which wound the heart of our world. Action in this decade will seal the fate of future generations. Amid the changes required of us these three remain: faith, hope and love.

Join us via Zoom, just days after the COP26 climate summit, to listen for what the Spirit is saying to the Church – particularly as parish communities called to mission in these turbulent times.

A change of era will be the centrepiece of a process for building our social mission as a post-pandemic, post-carbon Diocese. It will:

  • build on a series of Here: Now: Us workshops in the Diocese in Autumn 2021
  • launch our diocesan environmental policy, and the journey to fulfil it
  • chart a course for works of justice and charity in our parishes and diocese.

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You are also invited to a follow-up meeting on Tuesday 7 December at 7.00 p.m. for developing practical responses through four Caritas county-based ‘Hubs’.

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