Senior Mosaic supporters enjoyed an evening in the presence of the Archbishop of Westminster, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, at an event that took place at the Archbishop’s house in London last night. All attendees were given the unique opportunity to visit the throne room and chapel at the Archbishop’s house.
The main topic of discussion was entitled ‘Blueprint For Better Business; the role of ethical business’ after which the attendees were treated to a question and answer session led by Mosaic Board Co-Vice Chairman and founder Chairman of the Mosaic Associates Shabir Randeree CBE.
Commenting on the event, Shabir said: “We were extremely privileged and humbled by Cardinal Nichols personal tour of his Residence at Westminster Cathedral. The conversation that flowed filled us with insight, experiences shared and wonderful anecdotes from the Cardinal. In particular, discussions around Catholic Social Teaching and the Blueprint for Better Business initiatives were discussed in detail. The Cardinal’s motto is ‘Fortis ut Mors Dilecto’ (Love is as strong as Death); a very pertinent reminder in current times of Faith and its power for good, in life and in death.
Cardinal Nichols said “I am delighted to have spent this evening with a group business leaders, a part of the Mosaic Associates scheme, that epitomise the values and principles of a Blueprint for Better Business. There is no clearer example of rediscovering common purpose than going back into the community and mentoring young people from the most disadvantaged communities to help raise their aspirations and confidence. This is something Mosaic does daily up and down the country. They are professionals who give their time in the service of society. I hope Mosaic long continues its work.”
Mosaic Associate Naheed Afzal commented “His Eminence, Cardinal Nichols delighted a small group of Mosaic Associates where the role of ethical business was highlighted as an essential tenet of Catholicism: “Caritas in Veritate” (The Logic of Gift and the Meaning of Business) – the proclamation of the truth of Christ’s love in society. The doctrine is a service to charity but its locus is truth. A really insightful evening considering principles of a purpose driven business.”
Mosaic Associates are a distinguished, dedicated and diverse group of successful and influential individuals from mainly business and professional backgrounds. They are committed to Mosaic’s mission to support disadvantaged young people from deprived communities in the UK. They support Mosaic’s aim to create opportunities for young people of all backgrounds, harnessing the power of positive thinking. Further information on how to get involved can be found at http://www.mosaicnetwork.co.uk/about/our-supporters/associates/