19 May 2011
The Theology Working Group has produced a collection of theological essays to be published by CI President Cardinal Rodríguez to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of Caritas Internationalis in 2011. The publication represents a theological reflection for Caritas Internationalis Member Organisations as well as for Church leaders and all people of good will. The book contains contributions from several leading theologians, as well as the CI Secretary General, and considers different themes, including koinonia, advocacy for justice, leadership and the theological aspects of Caritas itself.
In 2009, the TheologyWorking Group produced a working document for Caritas staff under the title “Caritas – A Sign of God’s Love for Humanity”. The aim of the booklet was to stimulate discussion and reflection on the Catholic identity of Caritas and the service rendered by Caritas organisations at the heart of the Church and her mission to the poor. The material was also included on the iamcaritas.org website.
Senior managers of the General Secretariat have attended two guided spiritual retreats at which they have explored the theological dimensions of Caritas, how they relate to their day-to-day management responsibilities and the formation of Caritas staff.