Symposium tackles poverty, slavery, homelessness

The first day of the symposium will be streamed on Zoom (CSSWA)

Catholic Social Services Western Australia will host a national symposium to address issues that continue to affect the community, including poverty, modern slavery and homelessness. Source: The eRecord.

Scheduled for Friday, July 9, at Tannock Hall of Education, the University of Notre Dame in Fremantle, the first day of the two-day Walking With His People symposium will be available to those unable to attend via Zoom.

Western Australian Catholic Migrant and Refugee Office Director Deacon Greg Lowe and his team will deliver a brief talk on UNDA recent research in these areas and will form a panel that will also include chief executive officers who are doing work in the homelessness sector.

A special focus on some of the successful programs that are delivered to Aboriginal people in the Kimberley and the regions. The symposium will also focus modern day slavery and how it can be eradicated from Catholic supply chains.

CSSWA Chairperson and Vicar for Social Outreach, Dr Terry Wilson, said the theme for the symposium, which mirrors the theme of the on-going 2016-2021 Perth Archdiocese Plan, serves as a hopeful reminder to “walk together on the pathway which we hope will deliver a Christ-centred, faithful, vibrant, welcoming, inclusive and mission-oriented Church, one which will enrich our own lives and the lives of all whom we encounter and seek to serve”.

“In their on-going work, our Archdiocesan social outreach agencies remind us powerfully that simply believing that Jesus existed is not faith. Doing something in response to that belief is faith.”

Details: Walking With His People Symposium


Upcoming national symposium to address poverty, modern slavery, homelessness and more (The eRecord

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