Bishop Paul joins discussion about the impact of the pandemic on the Liverpool C

First published on: 7th January 2021

In the online discussion, on 28 January, ‘Liverpool Responds: Who Cares? What kind of life after COVID-19?’ Bishop Paul and the Archbishop of Liverpool, Malcolm McMahon will join representatives from key Liverpool City Region organisations to examine the socioeconomic and health challenges raised by the pandemic

While the prospect of a successful vaccine programme has brought renewed hope to many people during the continuing COVID-19 crisis and even if the vaccines are as successful as hoped; the huge social, health and economic challenges raised by the pandemic will not have disappeared. They must be confronted to ensure a healthier, fairer, more sustainable society in future.

Initiated by The Metropolitan Cathedral and Liverpool Cathedral in collaboration with the University of Liverpool’s Heseltine Institute, these issues will be discussed while reflecting on the role of churches in a post-COVID world. And ask how we can all help to rebuild the Liverpool City Region.

Building on the reflections of Pope Francis in his encyclical Fratelli Tutti, the event will consider the following questions:

What kind of life do we want after COVID?

What has the pandemic done to relationships and connections - individually and institutionally?

Why is working together across the City Region so important and how can we do it better in future?

What contribution can churches as crucial partners best make?

Professor Michael Parkinson from the University of Liverpool will chair the discussion. The Archbishop of Liverpool, Malcolm McMahon and the Bishop of Liverpool Paul Bayes will open the discussion. Panellists include:

Denise Barret-Baxendale, Chief Executive, Everton Football Club

Professor Gerard Pillay, Vice-Chancellor, Liverpool Hope University

Lesley Martin-Wright, Chief Executive, Knowsley Chamber of Commerce

Tony Reeves (Chief Executive, Liverpool City Council) will respond.

The event is presented by Liverpool Responds, the University of Liverpool’s online event series designed to highlight the continuing response to the pandemic by its academics as well as its high profile alumni, stakeholders and civic partners.

You can watch the discussion by registering on Eventbrite.

Liverpool Responds: Who Cares? What kind of life after COVID-19?

Date: 28 January 2021

Time: 11:00 – 12:15

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