Social, Community and Economic Issues
Christians bring their passion to the world, not just to church. We live in the real world, with all its great beauty and possibilities, but also with its imperfections: inequality, injustice, pain and challenge. This was also the world that Jesus Christ entered and as Christians we are called to become engaged in it.
Diocesan Commission for Social Responsibility (CSR) is the group through which the diocese focuses its engagement with social, community, economic and rural affairs. Members are elected from each deanery or coopted because of their expertise or experience.
The Chair is Prof. Michael Taylor, Emeritus Professor of Social Theology, Birmingham University.
CSR membership includes representatives from three specialist teams:-
A team working with farmers and other people engaged in the rural economy:
Chaplaincy for Agricultural and Rural Life (CARL)
CSR is supported by the Mission Development Officer (Society) who is available to work with parishes and groups to help them to reflect on and engage with social and political issues and to develop projects and partnerships
Follow the links below for more information on
- Commission for Social Responsibility Work
- Social Responsibility Links - a comprehensive, structured guide to resources and organisations
- CSR Publications
- The Mission Development Officer (Society)