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‘Understanding how faith-based collaboration can work best for the common good’
We are looking forward to welcoming over 170 delegates to an exciting programme at the Together for the Common Good Conference this weekend in Liverpool, 6-8 September. We wanted to let you know that the conference will be streamed live online at www.togetherforthecommongood.co.uk. Booking for the conference has now closed - if you're unable to be with us in person, you can still be part of the experience by watching the sessions online. Please help us to reach more people by forwarding this email to friends and colleagues who may be interested.
The strong line-up of speakers includes Lord Glasman, Phillip Blond, Dr Anna Rowlands, Frank Field MP, Claire Dove, Neil Jameson, Revd Ruth Gee and Archbishop Bernard Longley.
Lord Glasman said “In order to renew solidarity and resist the domination of money a politics of the Common Good is necessary. A common good that is based on a reconciliation between faithful and secular, and most importantly, between the church and labour. There is no better place to talk about this than Liverpool...."
Phillip Blond said: “Only the revival of a politics based on the Common Good can offer what we so desperately need. It's no accident that Bishops Worlock and Sheppard first broached this issue in Liverpool...it's right and proper that we build on this transformational legacy to create once again a politics of the Common Good...”
Neil Jameson said “...it is more important than ever that the institutions of Civil Society understand and pursue their shared self-interest and work together to make 'The Common Good' a reality....Citizens UK is pleased to be involved in T4CG and commends this thoughtful and creative initiative to others."
+Justin, Archbishop of Canterbury said "...I hope and I pray that ‘Together for the Common Good’ will renew courage and commitment amongst Christians, working together with many others for the transformation of society and in the service of the common good."
+Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster 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."
+Patrick A. Kelly, Archbishop Emeritus of Liverpool said "...This is a timely conference indeed. And the stronger and more robust the dialogue, the more its fruit will be hope...the recognition and determination to accomplish what is a new creation and nothing less."
The Revd Ruth Gee said "...Now, more than ever, we have got to address the growing disadvantages and inequalities facing our communities today. Together for the Common Good is a great opportunity to discern a way forward for this time, in the same spirit."
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A national initiative, inspired by the Sheppard Worlock years, exploring how different Christian traditions and other faith communities can work better together for social justice.
Our thanks go to the many individuals and organisations - too many to list here - who have helped to get T4CG to this point. We are extremely grateful to our sponsors Access 4 Trust, Hymns Ancient and Modern, Garfield Weston Foundation, Josephine Butler Trust, Liverpool Hope University, Owen Family Trust, P H Holt Trust, Sisters of Mercy, Church Urban Fund, individual and anonymous donors and The Tablet and Pastoral Review.
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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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