Together for the Common Good Newsletter June 2013
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How can we work better together for the common good? The Together for the Common Good project is looking at how faith-based collaboration can work best for social justice. Booking for the T4CG Conference closes at the end of July.
+Justin, Archbishop of Canterbury, +Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster and the Revd Ruth Gee, President Designate of the Methodist Conference, have united in support for Together for the Common Good.
Speaking of his support for project, Archbishop Vincent Nichols said: “Together for the Common Good holds great promise not only for those who will take part in the enterprise but also for many who carry the burden of hardship today”, while Archbishop Justin Welby said he hoped it would “renew courage and commitment amongst Christians, working together with many others for the transformation of society and in the service of the common good."
The Revd Ruth Gee, President Designate of the Methodist Conference said she had been personally inspired by the partnership of John Newton, David Sheppard and Derek Worlock in Liverpool and added:” This is a great opportunity to discern a way forward for this time, in the same spirit, to address the challenges facing our communities today.”
Read their comments in full here. The T4CG Steering Group said “The support of the two archbishops and the Revd Gee underlines the common ground that exists at the highest level and the genuine will to find the best possible ways of coming together for the common good.”
The Conference, 6-8 September, Liverpool
The Together for the Common Good Conference weekend will draw together church leaders, practitioners, policy makers and faith-based agencies involved in social action from across the country. There will be an emphasis on delegate participation and the intensive Conference Programme includes working groups, panel discussions, speeches and informal sessions.
Speakers include Archbishop Bernard Longley, Dr Anna Rowlands, Revd Ruth Gee, Claire Dove, Max Steinberg, Pat Jones, Bishop Rupert Hoare, Bishop David Hamid, Dr Eliza Filby, Lord Glasman, Bernadette Farrell, Dame Mary Tanner, Frank Field MP and Phillip Blond, among others.
Just a month left to book your place
Those hoping to attend the conference should register soon to avoid disappointment. All inclusive rates from £130-£250. Online booking and further details at www.togetherforthecommongood.co.uk Booking will close by the end of July.
Explore the website
Whether you’re attending the conference or not, please explore the T4CG website and don’t forget the T4CG research process which continues to January. Many of you have already contributed. If you haven’t yet got involved, please consider offering a case study, pointing to appropriate reference materials or making a written or verbal submission.
Together for the Common Good is guided by a Steering Group: Tim Livesey, Revd Dr Peter McGrail, Rt Revd Stephen Platten (Chair), Professor Hilary Russell, Revd Professor Nicholas Sagovsky, Jenny Sinclair.
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