people in destitutionA study day on Pope Francis’ encyclical letter Fratelli Tutti on ‘fraternity and social friendship’ will be live-streamed from 11.00 to 12.30 pm on Saturday 2 October. The study day, entitled ‘The Cry of the Poor’,  is organised from Gidea Park parish, and the speaker is Fr Ashley Beck, expert on Catholic Social Teaching.

The event is free of charge and no registration is necessary. The encyclical is a challenge to see the implications of faith in Christ in the face of the widespread xenophobia and discrimination prevalent in our society and in so many parts of the world. To access the livestream go to  where the previous study day ‘The Cry of Creation’ (exploring Laudato si’) is also available.

Ashley Beck is a priest of the Archdiocese of Southwark, based in the parish of Beckenham in South East London. He is Dean of Studies of the Diaconate formation programme which covers most of southern England, and Associate Professor at St Mary’s University, Twickenham. He has degrees from Oxford University in Classics and Theology, and a PhD by publication from Surrey University in the methodology of Catholic Social Teaching.