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Church and Society Commission

The Church of Ireland Church and Society Commission (CASC) was established by General Synod in 2013 as a successor to the Board for Social Theology in Action and the Church in Society Committee.

The mission of CASC is to provide oversight and direction of the Church’s work in respect of social theology in action.  As such, it seeks to undertake the following functions:

  • To be proactive in seeking to identify, contribute to, challenge, encourage and  develop areas of living today where the mission of the Church can be active and the love of God shared.  To do this through the publication of reports, the development of appropriate resource materials, the identification and communication of good practice, and the identification and encouragement of  projects that apply theological perspectives to Christian living and the recommendation of such projects to the Church as a whole.
    • To seek to be reactive in order to provide a relevant response to consultation documents, public statements, policy debates, research and reports, and social issues in everyday living.

    In order to further these two functions, the Commission seeks relationships with other groups within and beyond the Church of Ireland.  It may also be appropriate from time to time for the Commission to refer matters to other bodies in the Church of Ireland or to consult with parallel bodies in other Churches.

    The Commission’s area of interest includes (but is not limited to) health and social care, medical ethics, public policy, political issues, poverty, family support, the environment, and community relations in Northern Ireland. 

    For all resources from the Church and Society Commission and its predecessor committees, please click here. These include statementssubmissions and publications produced by the Church in Society Committee.

    For Church and Society Commission news, please click here.