Together for the Common Good is a network of people dedicated to bring the Common Good alive. We encourage people of goodwill to work together across their differences.
The network includes people from across the churches, along with friends from other faith traditions and non religious backgrounds. T4CG is ecumenical, non-partisan and independent of any institution or religious denomination. Around two thousand people across the UK and abroad subscribe to our newsletter.
We punch above our weight thanks to partnerships with many organisations and at any one time ten to twenty T4CG Associates with particular expertise are contributing pro bono to T4CG projects, and a handful of volunteers are lending a hand on a regular basis. We consult with an informal Circle of Advisers.
We draw from across the Judeo Christian traditions, in particular on the principles of Catholic social thought, a body of thinking rooted in the gospel which provides a set of tools for good judgment to build a common life together - a recipe for just relationships in which each person takes responsibility, according to their gifts and abilities. To make it more widely accessible, we call it ‘Common Good Thinking’.
What we do
Our work is to make the principle of the Common Good more widely known and applied, and to encourage and equip people of goodwill to work together as agents of change for the Common Good.
We share resources, produce publications and communicate via the regular T4CG e-newsletter and Twitter. We build relationships across the churches, hold public debates, give keynote talks, hold conversations with opinion formers, and partner on community projects. We have developed capacity building training in Common Good Thinking for church leaders and church members, as well as Common Good Schools resources for teachers.
In this way we aim to act as a catalyst, cascading an understanding of Common Good Thinking and practice, un-tapping the potential of the churches in particular, building the capacity of clergy and lay people to build relationships and strengthen their communities.
Christians of all traditions who want to transform society say our work inspires them and equips them to put the Common Good into practice. Senior church leaders encourage us and endorse our work. Non religious colleagues and friends from other faith communities alike welcome our constructive contribution.
T4CG gratefully acknowledges help-in-kind and pro bono support from a wide range of people and partner organisations, too many to list here. Our sincere thanks go to the Sisters of Mercy of Great Britain for so kindly hosting us in their building. We are grateful for financial support this year from CCLA who are enabling us to build a new website and Westhill who have contributed to funding one of our projects.
We are currently seeking support and welcome expressions of interest - for details, please click here.