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R O O T  &  B R A N C H

A FORUM FOR REFORM IN THE

ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH THAT

 STARTS WITH WOMEN -
AND DOESN’T END THERE

Pamela Perry - Sermon given 29th January 2023

 

Videos of recent talks :-

Archbishop Charles Scicluna - 19th January

Towards a Beatitudinal Church

Video and Chat

 

Tom O'Loughlin - 7th December  - Eating Together - Becoming One

Antonia Sobocki - 16th November - LOUDFence

Fr Hans Zollner SJ - 2nd November - Reclaiming Stolen Lives

Martha & Gert Heizer - 5th October - Spirituality and Disobedience

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BROKEN AND BLESSED

with Denis Jackson

Wednesday 1st February at 8pm

We are delighted that Denis Jackson will spend the evening with us outlining his work as an ecumenical chaplain in a mental health setting, and the sharing of bread and wine together as healing love.

We'll take his words into small groups together before bringing our questions back to Denis. If you missed Tom Loughlin's talk with us just before Christmas, 'Eating Together, Becoming One', do catch up with it on our website here.

 

What's our own experience of sharing Eucharist?

How do we find and bring healing to each other?

This will be a time for us to spend with each other. 
How are we Broken and Blessed?

Click for poster pdf 

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LAUDATO SI: Care for our common home

Effecting Change from Within

Recognized in 2018 as one of the "The World's 50 Greatest Leaders" by Fortune for her work in sustainability– a title given to men and women in business, government, philanthropy and the arts across the globe for their work to transform the world and inspire others to do the same, Kathleen McLaughlin has spent a lifetime as a practitioner of change from within.


She is passionate about Pope Francis’s great cry from the heart for our common home, Laudato Si. As President of the Walmart Foundation, the philanthropic side of the world’s biggest corporation, she is also Executive Vice President of Walmart, and their Chief Sustainability Officer. Don’t miss our evening with her for a wealth of insights into this deeply challenging, complex and urgent crisis of our beloved Earth.
 

Click here for more about her work...

Why DIY?

We believe that our Church is capable of change,

to become safe, just and wholly inclusive.

But whilst we thousands work for structures to change, we believe

that we need to be the change we wish to see.

By meeting up, even in twos or threes to work for reform

wherever we are, we are living out that change.

Do It Yourself.

We are now at the Continental Stage of the Synod.

 

It is vital that the extent of people’s desire for reform

is not airbrushed from the Continental Stage.

Visit our Synod Watch page to find out what you can do.

Click to view, download and print pdf

 

LIVE THE CHURCH YOU WANT TO BE

 

R&B DIY

Want reform in our Church? We can

Do It Yourself!

Root & Branchers are meeting up locally,

and also by Zoom,

to pray, share and work together

for an inclusive, just and safe Church.

8pm on the first Wednesday of the month.

To be put in touch with others in your area,

click here.

STOLEN LIVES

SURVIVORS AT THE HEART OF THE CHURCH

Click here (or click on image) for

Stolen Lives Resource, Stories and Videos

This freely available and downloadable learning resource is for anyone who wants to  understand more about the abuse of power in the Catholic Church and its impact on victims and survivors. It's for anyone who wants to heal the horrendous, ongoing wounds – physical, spiritual, institutional, reputational - of clerical abuse.  

OUR INCLUSIVE LAY-LED SYNOD*

concluded live in Bristol and online

5th - 12th September, 2021

The Bristol Text now also in Italian, Spanish and French
as well as a much praised Plain English version  

The Bristol Text now also in Italian, Spanish and French
as well as a much praised Plain English version