Catholic Social Ministry Conference 23 November.

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Delivering Catholic Social Teaching through community services & public advocacy

23 November 2019 9:30am to 5:30pm
Thomas Carr Centre 278 Victoria Parade East Melbourne

$25. Concession card holders $10.00.

Conference chair Patrice Scales

Speakers 9:30am :

  • Bruce Duncan Social Policy Connections : Cardijn’s vision of Catholic Social Ministry & his importance today.
  • Greg Crafter chair National Catholic Education Commission : Lay formation through education & service.
  • Robyn Miller CEO MacKillop Family Services : The role of Catholic organisations in protecting and supporting the poor and vulnerable.
  • Christine Carolan National Executive Officer Australian Catholic Religious against Trafficking in Humans ACRATH : Social needs beyond traditional areas of health and social services.

Afternoon sessions 1:45-3:45 Parish Social Ministry.

Discussion 4-5:30pm, chaired by Patrice Scales : The priorities & promotion of Catholic Social Ministry.

  • Denis Fitzgerald recent Executive Director Catholic Social Services VIC : Current and potential parish initiatives in social ministry.
  • Elizabeth McFarlane National President of YCW : Engaging with people outside the parishes, especially by the YCW.
  • Sarah Moffatt Plenary Council Executive Committee member : The potential for the Plenary Council to promote Parish Social Ministry.
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