R O O T & B R A N C H
A SYNOD THAT STARTS WITH WOMEN
AND DOESN’T END THERE
OUR INCLUSIVE SYNOD*
5th - 12th September, 2021
*In the Catholic Church, Synods usually mean only bishops and only men.
We are reclaiming its true meaning of walking “the way together”, listening deeply to one another. Everyone is welcome!
Pope Francis wants
a Synodal Church that listens deeply.
Root & Branch Inclusive Lay-led Synod
already calls for radical re-thinking of our Church’s
Pope Francis has told all bishops worldwide that
they must consult with us, the people,
from 17th October, through to April 2022.
But do they really listen?
How many of us have already walked away?
Come and hear what millions of Catholics think,
(but rarely say aloud)
ROOT & BRANCH
INCLUSIVE LAY-LED SYNOD
5th-12th September, 2021
All are welcome.
All topics are on the table.
It is my dream you dream,
my house you build,
We have Journeyed for Discernment for a year with our fantastic speakers (see all their guest sessions here). Now we culminate in our our lay-led Live and Zoomed Inclusive Synod.
We are proud to have Professor Mary McAleese, former President of Ireland, Canon Lawyer and Chancellor of Trinity College, Dublin, as our key speaker. Mary has pledged to spend her retirement challenging Church teachings on homosexuality and women. We have been privileged to hear other fantastic speakers on our Journey of Discernment since September 2020.
We have reached A Time to Act.
We sincerely hope you will join us for two world-class events:
*20.00-21.00 Thursday 9th September 2021 you are invited to join our Inner Room online to pray for a joyful final weekend for our synod. Your ticket will give you access.