A DAY OF DISCERNMENT AND REFLECTION ON SOUTH AFRICAN ECONOMY FROM THE VIEW POINT OF THE CATHOLIC SOCIAL TEACHING – 19th NOVEMBER 2021.
(Update) Live on SACBC Justice and Peace Facebook and Radio Veritas from 3pm
SACBC Justice and Peace Commission invites you to a day of reflection on the state of South African economy and what needs to happen so as to make it work for the common good, the concerns of the poor and the integrity of God’s creation.
“The promise was that when the glass was full, it would overflow, benefiting the poor. What happens instead is that when the glass is full, it magically gets bigger, but nothing ever comes out for the poor.” Pope Francis.
MODERATOR: Sheila Pires
MORNING SESSION: A VIEW FROM ECONOMISTS
|8.45-9.00||Opening Prayer and Welcome||Bishop Phalana|
|9.00-9.45||What South Africa’s macro-economic policy should look like so that it begins to work for the common good||Ms Liepollo Pheko|
|9.45-10.30||Questions and discussions.|
|11.30-12.00||What the government’s reconstruction and recovery plan should look like: Perspectives from the common good and well -being economy||Professor Lorenzo Fioramonti, Professor of Economics, University of Pretoria, International Expert on well-being economy.|
|12.00||12.30 Questions and discussions.|
AFTERNOON SESSION: A VIEW FROM CATHOLIC SOCIAL TEACHING
|2.00-2.30||What should South Africa’s economic transformation and recovery look like: Insights from Pope Francis’s teaching on economy||Fr. Joe Falkiner OP|
|2.30-3.00||Questions and discussions.|
|3.15-4.45||Keynote address: Building an ethical vision of South African economy: perspectives from Catholic Social Teaching||Bishop Kelvin Dowling|
|4.45. 5.15||Questions and Discussions.|
|126.96.36.199||Closing remarks and prayer||Bishop Phalana|
“Let us not go back to normality, sick with injustice, inequality and environmental degradation. The normality to which we are called is that of the Kingdom of God, where there is bread for all and the social organisation is based on contributing, sharing and distributing.” (Pope Francis, 30 September 2020).