Our next meeting – Tuesday, 18th January 2022 at 6pm UK

Dear all

Happy new year.

We continue our sessions on the environment, creation, climate change and how Catholic Social Teaching can inform these discussion, next week.

As usual, we are convening at St George’s Cathedral, Southwark at 6pm – but joining us via Zoom is also possible – at least for the initial presentation by our speaker.

An invite with Zoom details will follow.

If you’re London-based, please do try to come along in person and let me know if you do plan to attend in person, so we can set up the room accordingly.

Our topic for next Tuesday is:

“Tackling environmental challenges – Catholic social thought and some government policy dilemmas”

Our speaker is Prof. Philip Booth

Prof. Booth is Director of Catholic Mission and Professor of Finance, Public Policy and Ethics, at the university of St Mary’s Twickenham. He teaches and researches in fields related to economics, political economy, business ethics and Catholic social teaching. He also works for the Institute of Economic Affairs as Senior Academic Fellow and a member of the UK CAPPF group.

Attached are some readings, which are of interest and relevant to the topic.

Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury, on Laudato Si:


A couple of written commentaries by our guest speaker and UK CAPPF member, Dr. Philip Booth:




Extracts from John XXIII’s 1961 Encyclical Mater et Magistra – in this instance, covering the Church’s stance on private property

Extracts from Laudato Si.


Kind regards,

JP Casey