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Caritas Conference 2017 – Mission in an Age of Austerity

Caritas Social Action Network (CSAN)

Friday, 29 September 2017 from 09:00 to 17:00 (BST)

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CSAN Member 15 Sep 2017 £50.00 £0.00
Standard Ticket 15 Sep 2017 £75.00 £0.00

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This conference is a unique space for leaders of Caritas Social Action Network member charities and other key experts and partners to shape the future of collaboration on social action in England and Wales. 

Through an exciting range of workshops and presentations, the conference will develop approaches for developing our mission, drawing on Catholic Social Teaching, lived experiences in other Christian traditions, and leading edge research:

  • How can the Network better support staff, volunteers and leaders at different stages in their personal development, and faith journeys where appropriate?
  • How can local communities reach more of their potential in mission?
  • How can we faithfully evaluate social action?



9.00                             Mass: St Andrew by the Wardrobe


9.30 – 10.00                Pastries & coffee


10.00 – 10.15              Welcome & introduction 
                                    Phil McCarthy


10.15 – 11.00              Keynote speaker
                                    Paul Hackwood, Executive Chair, Church Urban Fund
Keynote speaker
                                    Debbie James, Director of Church & Community Mission, Church Mission Society

11.00 – 12.00              Interactive workshop:


Forming staff in mission  
Dr. Mark Greene, Director, London Institute for Contemporary Christianity
Being Faithful: connecting our sources to lasting change in a post-Christian, post-secular age
Prof. Chris Baker, William Temple Professor of Religion and Public Life
Legal challenges for faith-based charities: recruitment and occupational requirements
Lucy McLynn, BWB Solicitors



12.00 – 12.30              Coffee break


12.30 – 13.20              Question Time-style panel discussion
                                    Chaired by Cristina Odone


13.30 – 14.30              Lunch


14.30 – 15.30              Interactive workshop:


Faith in Work pilot: Forming staff and volunteers in mission
Dr. Maria Power, Liverpool University
Building missional communities
Dr Heather Buckingham, Director of Research and Policy, Church Urban Fund, and  Jon Miles, Head of Development, Church Urban Fund
Legal challenges for faith based charities: raising funding for explicitly faith-based projects
Lucy McLynn and Leona Roche, BWB Solicitors

15.30 – 16.00              Coffee/tea break

16.00 – 16.30              Final keynote speaker
                                    Baroness Shirley Williams


16.30 – 16.45              Conclusion, prayer and take-home messages




Details of a pre-conference social event on the evening of Thursday 28th September coming soon!


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Offered in partnership with the Centre for Catholic Social Thought and Practice

Sponsored by Bates Wells Braithwaite


As the leading charity law firm in the UK, Bates Wells Braithwaite understands the unique needs of faith-based charities. Their faith-based team is comprised of charity specialists from a range of legal disciplines, many of whom have personal links with one of the faith communities we advise, enabling BWB to provide practical and insightful advice on the full spectrum of issues your organisation is likely to face.







What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

CCLA is a short walk from several underground stations: Mansion House (Circle line, District line), St Paul's (Central line) and Bank (Central Line, Northern line, Waterloo & City line, DLR).

It is also a five-minute walk from Blackfriars Station (Thameslink, South Eastern).

The nearest car parking facility is Baynard House   

What is the disabled access to the event like?

The venue is fully wheelchair accessible and will be held on the ground floor. There are disabled toilet facilities.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please direct all enquiries to Faith at

What's the refund policy?

Tickets are non-refundable, but you can transfer them to another person.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, we will have your name listed.

Can I update my registration information?

If you would like to change your registration information, please email Faith at

Please do this no later than 15th September 2017.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

If you would like to transfer your ticket, please email Faith at

Please do this no later than 15th September 2017.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Please inform us of the name of the person who will be attending. If you would like to change the name of the person attending, please email Faith at 


Do you have questions about Caritas Conference 2017 – Mission in an Age of Austerity? Contact Caritas Social Action Network (CSAN)

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Friday, 29 September 2017 from 09:00 to 17:00 (BST)

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Caritas Social Action Network (CSAN)

CSAN (Caritas Social Action Network) is the official agency of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales for domestic social action.

We support a network of 43 Catholic charities in England and Wales.

The Caritas network works for some of the most vulnerable people of society across England and Wales, providing support for families and children, the elderly, the homeless, refugees, the disabled, and prisoners. The national team of CSAN, based in London, works to strengthen and facilitate the network, conduct policy and advocacy work and use its ‘voice’ at a national level.

CSAN is a member of Caritas Internationalis, within the Caritas Europa group.  

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