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Brazilian theologian Vera Araujo to give this year's CAFOD lecture
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¬†Development is still the new name for peace'. These are the stirring words of the 'great storyteller with immense vision', Vera Araujo, who will be guest speaker for the 2007 CAFOD Pope Paul VI lecture. This year has marked the 40th anniversary of Pope Paul VI's landmark 1967 encyclical Populorum Progressio ≠ 'On the progress of people'. His message, which is as relevant today as it was in 1967 is that it is everyone's responsibility to contribute to making a fairer and more just world, fit for future generations. Drawing out the key themes of Populorum Progressio, during her lecture Vera will be calling on the audience to reflect and to confront the need to live simply. She will argue that development is still the new name for peace: it is our biggest global challenge and we can only face it as a community living simply, sustainably and in solidarity with the poor. Vera studied theology in Rome and has lectured for many years in Italy and internationally on Catholic Social Teaching. She will be speaking on 16th November 2007 at 7.15pm (doors open 6.45pm) The Lecturer will be chaired by journalist, broadcaster and writer Peter Stanford. To apply for tickets please call 020 7095 5568 or email For more information visit the CAFOD website at Tickets cost £6 (lecture only) and £12 (lecture and reception); discounts available for all students. This event, sponsored by The Tablet and Pastoral Review, will be held at the QEII Conference Centre, Westminster, SW1P 3EE
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