Previous T4CG Events
From time to time, Together for the Common Good holds public events in partnership with other organisations. Some of these are listed here, with links to videos and downloads:
8 November 2018: The Family, the state and the Common Good A public debate held at St Mary's Church, Putney in London, home of the historic 1647 Putney Debates. Featuring Mark Molden, Cathy Corcoran OBE, Professor Philip Booth and Sir Al Aynsley-Green. Chair: Elizabeth Oldfield. This was the second in our series of debates, “State, Society and the Common Good”, bringing people together to talk about the proper role of the state in generating a good society. The series is organised in partnership between Together for the Common Good, Theos and the Benedict XVI Centre at St Mary's University, and kindly sponsored by CCLA.
2 July 2018: Migration and the Common Good. A public debate held at St Mary's Church, Putney in London, home of the historic 1647 Putney Debates. Featuring David Goodhart, Dr Adrian Pabst, Satbir Singh, Dr Anne Kershen, Kiran Bali MBE JP. Chair: Elizabeth Oldfield. This was the first in our series of debates, “State, Society and the Common Good”, bringing people together to talk about the proper role of the state in generating a good society. The series is organised in partnership between Together for the Common Good, Theos and the Benedict XVI Centre at St Mary's University, and kindly sponsored by CCLA.
July 2 2017: Evensong for the Common Good. A special Evensong service at St Columba's Church, Anfield, organised in partnership with Alsop High School to celebrate Faith 2017: Working Together for the Common Good, the schools-community initiative. With St Mary’s Church West Derby Choir and partners, the service welcomed friends from near and far, including a group of teachers from Italy visiting Liverpool for Faith 2017.
October 6 2016: Business, Markets and the Common Good: the Challenge of Laudato Si'. A Public discussion at St Michael's Cornhill, City of London. With speakers Dr Sam Gregg, Fr Augusto Zampini Davies, Sian Ferguson and Fr. Séamus Finn. Chair: James Featherby. In partnership with the Benedict XVI Centre at St Mary's University, Twickenham. Sponsored by CCLA and Social Stock Exchange.
May 12 2016: Is it Possible to Build a Common Good With Money? A public discussion at St Michael's Cornhill, City of London. With speakers Lord Maurice Glasman and Professor Philip Booth. Moderator: Eve Poole. In association with CoVi, sponsored by CCLA and Social Stock Exchange.
May 11 2016: A Balance of Interests: Britain, the EU and the Common Good A public discussion at St Michael's Cornhill, City of London. With speakers Dr Jonathan Chaplin, Peter Smith and Caroline MacFarland. Moderator: Dr Eliza Filby. In association with the Kirby Laing Institute For Christian Ethics, CoVi, sponsored by the Social Stock Exchange.
23 - 25 April 2016: Educare al bene Comune (Educating for the Common Good) A small conference for teachers and regional education coordinators in Italy, organised by The National Italian Catholic Teachers Association (AIMC Associazione Italiana Maestri Cattolici) in association with Together for the Common Good.
January 2016: Hope 16: Working Together for the Common Good was a community series (talks, workshops, events) in Walton, Liverpool organised by Alsop High School and including primary schools, the Walton Group of Churches and Liverpool Diocese. The month long festival brought together diverse civil society organisations, community groups, schools and churches. Details are in the leaflet here, and press reports here and here. Part of the festival included A Faithful Presence + the Common Good: an evening of thoughtful discussion and debate starting with talks by T4CG's Jenny Sinclair and Hilary Russell in the parish hall at St Luke’s Church, Walton. You can download the school's report and a powerpoint here.
11 July 2015: Good Investment and the Power of the Common Good - T4CG partnered with CCLA to bring a debate to the C of E General Synod fringe with special guests Lord Maurice Glasman and Tim Montgomerie, to discuss the connection between faith, mission, money and markets. Watch video and read transcripts here.
16 June 2015: Together for the Common Good - a panel debate organised by TRiPL in consultation with T4CG, this event featured Lord (Brian) Griffiths of Fforestfach, Tehmina Kazi, Dr Dave Landrum and Jenny Sinclair. The event was introduced by Professor Andrew Bradstock and chaired by the Bishop of Winchester, Rt Rev Tim Dakin. Click here for a report and find out how to organise your own similar event.
29 April 2015: Beyond Election Day: Power, Money, Government and Responsibility T4CG partnered with Theos and St Paul's Institute to produce a public debate under the iconic dome of St Paul's for an audience of 600 with speakers Professor Craig Calhoun, Shami Chakrabarti, Conor Kehoe and Loretta Minghella. Watch the video here and read about the event here.
13 April 2015: In partnership with St Martin's-in-the-Fields, T4CG brought together Dominic Grieve, David Lammy, Stephen Timms and Alistair Burt across their party differences under the banner Towards a Politics for the Common Good for a discussion with an audience of 400. Watch videos, listen to the podcast and read about the event here.
19 January 2015: T4CG invited Jean Vanier, Winner of the 2015 Templeton Prize, Founder of L'Arche, to give an address to a cross party group of MPs and Peers in Parliament. Entitled Living Together for the Common Good: Why Do the Strong Need the Weak? it also included a Q+A with Archbishop Justin Welby and Cardinal Vincent Nichols, chaired by the BBC Today Programme's Sarah Montague. Click here to watch the film and find audio and press reports from the event.
6-8 September 2013: T4CG held a major conference in Liverpool entitled Understanding how faith-based collaboration can work best for the common good. An executive summary and digest of conference sessions is available here to download. Video of the conference sessions can be viewed here on our youtube channel. A full programme and texts of the speeches given are available to download here. Biographies of leading participants are available here.