The Conference of Religious (COR) is the association established for the benefit of the major religious superiors of England and Wales and represents religious leaders by uniting them in collaborative initiatives.
Welcome to this month’s COREW newsletter. Though August tends to be a rather slow time for religious, I hope many of you have had a chance to take care of yourselves and are ready for work again for the congregations.
Now that September is almost upon us, we are gearing up for the GM on 17th October with Fr Timothy Radcliffe OP as our key note speaker. You will also have received a request to complete a survey: please can I ask that as many of you as possible complete this for the Executive who will meet in September to discuss the Strategic Plan.
The Catholic Safeguarding Advisory Service (CSAS) has been established to be responsible for driving and supporting improvements in practice. Its primary role is one of co-ordination, advice and support in respect of the wider job of safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults.
The National Catholic Safeguarding Commission was formed in July 2008 following the acceptance, by the Bishops Conference of England and Wales (CBCEW) and the Conference of Religious of England and Wales (CoR), of the recommendations in the Cumberlege Commission Report “Safeguarding with Confidence” (July 2007)
The NCSC is ‘expected to demonstrate strong, open and accountable leadership in setting the strategic direction of the Church’s safeguarding policy and in monitoring compliance.’
International Meeting on Vocational Ministry for Consecrated Life - Letter attached, please click
Religious Safeguarding Seminar 23 March 2017 Presentations:
27 June 2017 - London 30 October 2017 - Salford
National Office for Vocation
The National Office for Vocation is an Office of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales. The inspiration for the creation of the Office came from the Church document of 1997 entitled ‘New Vocations for a New Europe, (In Verbo Tuo.)’ This offers a vision of the Church as a community of the called whose task is to call others.