Catholic social teaching, public policy and economics – Pope Benedict, Pope Francis and beyond

24 June 2014, 3.00pm
IEA, 2 Lord North Street, London, SW1 (door on Great Peter Street)

A panel discussion

Catholic social teaching seeks to provide guidance on, amongst other things, the appropriate role of the state in economic life. Pope Benedict XVI’s social encyclical, Caritas in veritate, prompted an important discussion after the financial crash about the role of ethics in business. This discussion united many who disagreed on a range of other issues. Since his election, Pope Francis has made a number of controversial statements about market economies, globalisation and inequality which have an important influence on political and economic debate. This panel discussion draws together a number of experts in the field to discuss their views on recent trends in and future directions of Catholic social teaching and its relationship to public policy and business life. After an introduction from the panellists, there will be plenty of time for open discussion.

Panellists:

Chaired by Edmund Adamus, Director for Marriage and Family Life, Diocese of Westminster and Founder, St John Southworth Fund.

Please note, places at this event are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. We will have a waiting list in operation so if you are no longer able to attend, please let us know.

To buy or download the second edition of Catholic Social Teaching and the Market Economy, click here.

There will be an opportunity for football fans to watch the England World Cup Game after the event.

RSVP: via email or on 0207 799 8900.

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