ACI Steering Group
April / May 2018 – The Steering Group is currently assessing all contributions made to our successful conference on Saturday April 14th – Future Families: Challenges for Faith and Society – organised in preparation for the World Meeting of Families, set for August 2018 in Dublin. Soon a report on our findings will be made available here on this site, and submitted to the organisers of the WMOF.
Pleased to hear that the Irish organisers of the WMOF are ‘consulting widely’, the ACI Steering Group hopes to contribute to a national conversation on the support that the church needs to give to families in the future, including those families that do not fit the stereotypical model of family that is idealised by the traditional church.
As many Irish families have become disaffected by recent drastic failures of church leadership in Ireland, they are likely to be sceptical that the church can have anything to offer them in the future – and may effectively have ‘tuned out’. (This is yet another issue that begs for, but doesn’t get, church-sponsored research.)
We are especially anxious to hear from such families, and to be guided by them in whatever contribution we might make to that national conversation.
To contact the steering group with an idea or proposal, email firstname.lastname@example.org .