The Board of Trustees are pleased to announce that the National Conference for 2024 will be held on Saturday 28th September 2024 10.00 BST.

Over the last few years ACTA has been examining the synodal process as we moved towards October 2023.

Now we are on the cusp of the Synod on the Future of the Church which opens in Rome in October 2024. The Board of Trustees wanted to focus greater attention on the practical applications of a synodal Church and its mission.

One of our guest speakers for this year is Dr Liam Hayes, Director, Centre for Ecclesial Ethics. Margaret Beaufort Institute, University of Cambridge. He will be speaking about his research Believing Not Belonging. It is an investigation of the causes for people who fall away from the Church. It was based on an initiative of Bishop Alan Williams of Brentwood Diocese.

Our second key speaker is Dr. Luca Badini Confalonieri, Director of Research, Wijngaards Institute. He will be speaking about his involvement in the development of A Proposed Constitution for the Catholic Church. What are the structures/ the principles/ the ideals that are at the heart of a synodal Church?


ACTA is an active member of the International Church Reform Network [ICRN] and the Conference will be made available to this wider membership as we start to understand how the Universal Church can live out its synodality in the years ahead. As in the recent past there is no charge for attendance. If you can make a modest donation, that will be appreciated. By tradition, any surplus is donated to good causes [Our commitment to the Charity Commission precludes our making a profit on any educational activity]

ONLINE National Conference: The Practical Implications of a Synodal Church

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ONLINE NATIONAL CONFERENCE

The Board of Trustees are pleased to announce that the
National Conference for 2024 will be held on

Saturday 28th September 2024

10.00 BST

Our guest speakers are

Dr Liam Hayes, Director, Centre for Ecclesial Ethics.
Margaret Beaufort Institute, University of Cambridge
[Speaking about his research : Believing Not Belonging]

Dr Luca Badini Confalonieri, Director of Research,
Wijngaards Institute
[Speaking about A Proposed Constitution for the Catholic
Church]

Applications open on Sunday 16th June
Go to the website www.acalltoaction.org.uk

Event Properties

Event Date 28-09-2024 10:00 am
Event End Date 28-09-2024 3:00 pm
Capacity 75
Registered 29
Available places 46
NO CHARGE FREE EVENT (Donations welcome)
Location Online Zoom Meeting
Attachment CEE-Believing-Not-Belonging-Final-Report_2023.pdf
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Speakers

Dr Liam Hayes

Director, Centre for Ecclesial Ethics, Margaret Beaufort Institute, Cambridge

Liam currently works as the theology programme adviser in CAFOD’s Theology Programme. He completed his doctoral research at Heythrop College, University of London, in which he explored the disjunction between Catholic teaching and practice in sexual ethics, and the significant role that experience plays in moral discernment. Liam is a priest in the Diocese of Brentwood in the UK and will be commencing a research fellowship at the Margaret Beaufort Institute, Cambridge in October 2022.

Dr. Luca Badini Confalonieri

Director of Research, Wijngaards Institute.

He will be speaking about his involvement in the development of A Proposed Constitution for the Catholic Church. What are the structures/ the principles/ the ideals that are at the heart of a synodal Church?