Multinational chief to speak at National Justice and Peace conference

Sir Mark Moody Stewart, a director of HSBC who headed Royal DutchShell until 2001 and now chairs Anglo American, the world's second-largest mining company will dialogue with Duncan Green, policy advisor at CAFOD, next weekend at the National Justice and Peace Conference in Swanwick, Derbyshire. Sir Mark was co-chair of the G8 Task Force on Renewable Energy in 2000 and 2001 and Chairman of Business Action for Sustainable Development which fed into the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg in 2002.

Duncan Green specialises in issues such as the World Trade Organisation and reform of the Common Agricultural Policy. More than 300 Justice and Peace activists from England and Wales will be taking part in the conference titled: "Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for justice - a theology of protest in a globalised world" - which has been organised by the Catholic Diocese of Salford with the National Justice and Peace Network. Globalisation and the responses that Christians can make through education work, campaigning and lifestyle is this year's theme.

Julian Filochowski, who completes 21 years as Director of CAFOD on the day following this conference. His talk on the Friday evening will be his last as Director. He has held many leadership positions in international Catholic networks: Chair of Caritas International AIDS Task Force since 1988, member of the Pontifical Council Cor Unum from 1989-94. In 1998, he was awarded the OBE for services to International Development. Christine Allen, who will facilitate the conference, is the Director of the Catholic Institute for International Relations. Other speakers include: Pat Gaffney, General Secretary of Pax Christi since 1990. Her work involves lobbying and campaigning within church and political networks on peace and security-related issues; Ed Cox, (a United Reformed minister); Anne Stewart (a Holy Child sister) are members of Community Pride, an initiative of Church Action on Poverty and local churches based in Manchester and Salford; and Thomas Cullinan OSB, a Benedictine monk living near Liverpool who has been a member of Oxfam's council, and the National Justice & Peace Commission. He is the author of 'The Passion of Political Love' and other works. For more information contact Ellen Teague on 020 8954 6255 (office), 07956 317 338 (mobile) e-mail: The National Justice and Peace Network comprises Justice and Peace representatives from the 22 Catholic dioceses of England and Wales plus mainly Catholic agencies, missionary groups and Bishops' Conference committees involved with issues of justice and peace.

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