WHO WE ARE

Together for the Common Good is a movement bringing the principle of the Common Good alive and drawing people together across their differences.

The Together for the Common Good community includes groups who would not normally converge - church networks of different traditions, social action practitioners and volunteers, lay people, clergy and religious, academics, theologians, policy makers, community leaders, MPs, peers, neighbourhood organisations, social entrepreneurs and NGOs – these come from across the Christian denominations but also from other faith traditions and non-religious organisations.

T4CG is non-partisan and does not seek to promote particular solutions but raises awareness of the rich possibilities in the practice of the Common Good and facilitates conversations across differences that lead to positive action.

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Our People

Our Trustees: Richard Holman, Andrew Bradstock, Hilary Russell, Alison Gelder. Helen O’Brien, Nick Deeming, Geoff Knott will shortly be appointed to the board. Our founder director is Jenny Sinclair. Click here to read her recent talks. More detail including biographies will be posted here soon. We are ecumenical, non partisan, and independent of any institution or religious denomination.

Our Objectives

We aim to:

  1. Engage intentionally in an ecumenical context and with a collaborative and relational approach, rooted in the Sheppard/Worlock tradition with its proven impact on communities and society

  2. Build civic capacity through the people of the church by influencing, resourcing and equipping those who can make a positive impact through their work in, for example, churches, communities, education, business, civil society or public service

  3. Encourage, support and assist people and organisations to be effective in their own common good initiatives which are within T4CG fields of action and within T4CG ethos

  4. Build strategic relationships and partnerships; effect introductions; and engage in networking between Christians of different traditions, fellow faith communities and secular allies, to promote T4CG thinking and practice

  5. Bring alive the principles and practice of the common good to a wide audience and demonstrate how it might be applied

Our work

We are moving into a new phase and our activities for the coming three years will be announced soon. Material from our work to date can be found on this site under 'Resources', 'Events' and 'News'. 

Our inspiration

Together for the Common Good is inspired by the partnership between the late Archbishop Derek Worlock and Bishop David Sheppard in Liverpool a generation ago. We draw from their experience, taking this ecumenical legacy forward in a range of creative ways. They put the flourishing of people and community first, and together with their Free Church partners, clergy and laity, they worked with communities, local groups, civic leaders and business to strengthen civil society.  Although they belonged to different traditions, their leadership and joint commitment to an outward-facing church enabled the city to overcome sectarian divisions. Like them, we are open to the Holy Spirit and to learning from each other.