The Catholic Union hosted an online discussion on the work of the Government’s Social Mobility Commission.
Ryan Henson, one of the Commissioners, joined James Somerville-Meikle, Deputy Director of the Catholic Union, for an hour-long discussion on the work of the Commission and why it matters to Catholics.
Ryan and James reflected that social mobility was an area where the Church needed a greater presence. The teachings of the Church on inclusion and equality, and the work of our Catholic schools, mean that Catholics have a great deal to contribute on this matter.
Questions from the virtual audience ranged from whether the leadership of the Catholic Church in this country is too middle class, whether grammar schools help social mobility, and how we make sectors like international development open to people from all backgrounds.
A recording of the discussion is now available to watch on YouTube here.