The Von Hügel Institute for Critical Catholic Inquiry at St Edmund’s College is delighted to invite you to the presentation of the key findings of the research project:
The relevance of Catholic social thought and practice in the field of migration and asylum policy in the UK.
Monday 24 July 2017 1.30pm (until around 3pm)
Dr Sara Silvestri (VHI, POLIS, & City, University of London)
Dr Elif Cetin (VHI & Wolfson College, Cambridge)
Okinaga Room (top floor in the tower)
St Edmund’s College, Cambridge, CB3 0BN
Coordinated by Dr Sara Silvestri with the assistance of Dr Elif Cetin, this timely study addresses the practical and moral contribution of Christian values, and specifically Catholic social thought and practice, to the work that Catholic charities as well as policy makers do, in the UK, in the context of addressing the needs of migrants, refugees and host communities, as well as in shaping fair, humane, and responsible policies. Mainly funded by the Charles Plater Trust, this project also contributes to the wider ongoing debate on the role of religion and faith-based NGOs in public life, an reflects on the extent to which religious values can contribute to more ethical policies.
Everyone welcome. Refreshments will be served afterwards
Booking not required but it would help for catering.
For more information contact: [email protected]
Multicultural Prayer Walk for Refugees 19th of August
You are cordially invited to join a group of us who will be doing Prayer Walk for Refugees, from Cambridge to Ely on Saturday, 19 August. The originating group are Christians from the Multicultural and the Traditional denominations and we will be praying, and walking the 17 miles from Pembroke College to Ely Cathedral, along the riverbank.
The walk serves two purposes.
· To express our prayerful concern about the Refugee crisis. (We will learn something about walking!)
· To enable people (Christians and others) to meet and learn about each other, celebrating, rather than fearing diversity. (Walking together is a perfect way to start conversations.)
We already have walkers from a wide range of backgrounds (Nigerian, Ugandan, Jamaican, English, Scottish). If you would be interested to learn more and might wish to join this walk, please send an email to [email protected] or (preferably) express your interest at https://tinyurl.com/CamElyRefugee
9 AM to 5 PM.
People can also join or leave the walk at Waterbeach (6 miles) and Upware (10 miles).
For those who wish, Evensong at the Cathedral at 5:30 PM and a Pilgrims’ Welcome in the Lady Chapel at 6:30 PM.