2020 – Our World Reimagined

We were delighted to welcome Christine Allen, Director of CAFOD, to talk to us about COVID pandemic and the wider world.  It was inspiring and encouraging. 

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“Amidst the many challenges that COVID has brought to the world, this year offers some opportunities to reflect on ways in which we might be able to rebuild and heal. Not just in response to COVID but in terms of our relationships with one another and the planet. Christine will reflect on the opportunities that this year presents, most notably the Climate negotiations at the end of the year, and how organisations, such as CAFOD, are seeking to ensure that the voices of the poorest are heard.”


Christine has held leadership positions at two faith-based international development organisations for the last seventeen years, most recently as the Director of Policy and Public Affairs for Christian Aid.

 Previously, Christine was Progressio’s Executive Director for eleven years from 2001-2012.  

 Before joining Progressio, she worked for ten years in the area of housing, poverty and social exclusion in the UK as Head of Public Affairs at the National Housing Federation and Education Department Co-ordinator at the Catholic Housing Aid Society (CHAS).

 Her career began as a field worker with the Justice and Peace Commission in the Archdiocese of Liverpool in 1987 and as CAFOD’s campaigns co-ordinator in 1989.