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European Laity Forum to meet in Birmingham

Bishop William Kenney CP

Bishop William Kenney CP

The European Forum of National Laity Committees, known as the European Laity Forum (ELF) will gather at St Chad's Cathedral Birmingham from 6-11 July,  for its biennial Study Assembly. The theme of the Assembly is 'Human Dignity in a changing Europe – a Christian response'.

Keynote speakers will be:  Bishop William Kenney CP (Auxiliary Bishop of Birmingham and spokesman on European Affairs for the Bishops of England and Wales), Lidmila Nĕmcová (Christian Workers Movement, Czech Republic), Christophe Renders SJ (Jesuit Refugee Service Belgium) and Seán O'Donnell (The Brian Faul Foundation and Executive member of ELF) speak on the Church and Human Dignity, Poverty, Migration and Social Inclusion particularly in England and Wales.

Delegates from eighteen countries including Ukraine, Ireland, Spain and Belarus are expected to attend.

One highlight of the conference will be a public lecture given by John Bruton, former Prime Minister of Ireland and EU Ambassador to the USA, entitled Human Dignity in a changing Europe - an Irish perspective.  This lecture will take place on Saturday 10 July at 2pm.
The conference welcomes local people to join them for the conference.

Further information bfflatvia@gmail.com  Tel: 00371 26126107