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Public Presentation of Research Findings

The Von Hügel Institute for Critical Catholic Inquiry at St Edmund’s College is delighted to invite you to the presentation of the key findings of the research project: 

The relevance of Catholic social thought and practice in the field of migration and asylum policy in the UK

Monday 24 July 2017 1.30pm (until around 3pm)


  • Dr Sara Silvestri (VHI, POLIS, & City, University of London)
  • Dr Elif Cetin (VHI & Wolfson College, Cambridge)

Okinaga Room (top floor in the tower) St Edmund’s College, Cambridge, CB3 0BN

Coordinated by Dr Sara Silvestri with the assistance of Dr Elif Cetin, this timely study addresses the practical and moral contribution of Christian values, and specifically Catholic social thought and practice, to the work that Catholic charities as well as policy makers do, in the UK, in the context of addressing the needs of migrants, refugees and host communities, as well as in shaping fair, humane, and responsible policies. Mainly funded by the Charles Plater Trust, this project also contributes to the wider ongoing debate on the role of religion and faith-based NGOs in public life, an reflects on the extent to which religious values can contribute to more ethical policies. Everyone welcome. Refreshments will be served afterwards Booking not required but it would help for catering.

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