The Honorary Secretaries of the General Synod are inviting members of the Church of Ireland who have relevant experience and who are willing to be considered for membership to submit expressions of interest, accompanied by an outline of particular skills or experience. A balance in membership is sought so that CASC will include various viewpoints and experiences within the make–up of the wider Church community.
The range of interests of CASC includes, but is not limited to, matters of social, political, environmental, economic and medical significance, where the Church of Ireland seeks to speak to contemporary issues from a Christian perspective. Recent initiatives include information on cost–of–living assistance and participation in a wider debate on homelessness as well as the more regular topics of responses to government consultations.
Members of CASC should be prepared to work proactively to produce comment, briefings, and statements, working in small teams, or to promote activity related to these headings within the life of the Church. CASC normally meets 4-5 times a year by Zoom, occasionally meeting in person in either Belfast or Dublin; however, if there is significant legislative activity, a particular group may find that its time commitment may be considerably increased while the issue remains current.
Media training is available to members of the Commission.
Please send expressions of interest by Tuesday, 31st October 2023, to Mrs Janet Maxwell, Church of Ireland House, Church Avenue, Rathmines, Dublin, D06 CF67, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
More information about CASC may be obtained from Janet (Tel: +353 1 4125 621) or from the Secretary to CASC, Mr Stuart Wilson (Tel: +353 1 4125 631).
On behalf of the Honorary Secretaries of the General Synod.