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Big Society and Catholic Social Teaching

James Hanvey SJ

James Hanvey SJ

Theologian, James Hanvey SJ offers a powerful critique of our current social and economic climate as he explores the meaning and potential of the Big Society from the perspective of Catholic Social Teaching.

In a major address delivered last month to a Caritas Social Action Network conference, Fr Hanvey argues that ‘the Church must claim its freedom in all its works of charity’. 

To read his piece on Think Faith see: www.thinkingfaith.org/articles/20110330_2.htm