T4CG Newsletter, Christ the King, 2021
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Luke 17:21, John 18:33-37
Welcome to the T4CG Newsletter. On the feast of Christ the King we are reflecting on the deep malaise of a culture that is so confident to live without God. We are asking what prevents us from being open to grace, praying we will become more and more open to surrender to God’s direction. We are thinking about what each of us can do to restore a sense of the sacred, and that we should intentionally conceive of and speak about the Kingdom.
We are looking at the growing tendency of government and big corporates to default to technocratic approaches and how they undermine the common good. We are recognising how much more important now are those circles of love, mutual respect, and shared sacrifices – feeling increasingly like acts of resistance. We sense that the renewal of relationships will lead to a new politics of grace, to a new settlement. We need a relational church.
So in this edition, we are delighted to have Edward Hadas writing about the technocratic paradigm from the perspective of Catholic social thought, explaining how technocracy undermines the common good. Meanwhile Andrew Rumsey reflects on the mystical relationship between parish churches and place, and how they can help us become open to grace. Finally, Jenny Sinclair laments the churches’ struggle to respond to the new era, and proposes a new formation for the civic and spiritual renewal of our country.
Our latest public event, the fourth in this year’s series of four, took place a few days ago featuring Imogen Sinclair, Lord Glasman, Caroline Slocock and Ruth Kelly. It was a fascinating discussion so do watch the video here.
*This is an extract from our Christ the King 2021 mailing. To download as a pdf, click here