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Events for people interested in building the Common Good

We list events here which we think will be of interest to you. Please contact us if there is something you would like us to include here.

24 or 27 January - Under the Fig Tree - new ways to engage new people.  The January Conference from Million Minutes and Caritas Westminster.  A free conference for anyone wanting to energise community engagement, nurture or recruit volunteers and start projects.  Speakers include Abbot Christopher Jamison OSB, Abbot President of the English Benedictines, Danny Curtin, CEO, Million Minutes, Jonny Zander, The Kaizen Partnership, Jackie Tominey, Caritas Westminster and Daniel Hale, CAFOD.  11am - 4pm, St. Mary Moorfields, London. 

24 January - Courtyard launch.  The Courtyard Project equips Catholic parishes to reach out and meet vulnerable people in their own context and welcome them into the parish 'courtyard' and accompany them to discover their gifts.  At St. Mary Moorfields, London, 4.30pm (5.15pm speeches).

30 January 2018 - Government, the common good and human dignity - a politics, religion and society seminar hosted by the Benedict XVI Centre for Religion and SocietyNicholas Townsend (Sarum College, Salisbury) will give a paper “The Role of Government in Creating the Preconditions for the Building of the Common Good”, followed by comment from Dr Adrian Pabst(Reader in Politics, University of Kent), Jenny Sinclair (Director, Together for the Common Good) and Prof Philip Booth (Professor of Finance, Public Policy and Ethics, St. Mary's University, Twickenham and Senior Academic Fellow, Institute of Economic Affairs). Followed by open discussion and Q&A.

After a refreshment break, John Pontifex (Aid to the Church in Need) will give a talk on "The persecution of Christians in the world today", followed by open discussion and Q&A.  3pm - 5.30pm  Venue: The Billiard Room, St Mary's University, Twickenham TW1 4SX. (30 mins from central London). All welcome. To register your place please email

31 January -  Blue Labour and Beyond with Lord Maurice Glasman. 5pm School of Politics and International Relations at University of Kent. 

16 February - What would Jesus make of the C of E? The Church Times Festival of Faith & Literature welcomes Bishop Philip North contemplating what Christ might make of the present-day Church - its concerns, activities, spirituality - and, in particular, its engagement with the wider world. 12.30pm, Bloxham School, Oxfordshire. Booking here.

6 March - An Anglican Understanding of the Common Good and How to Contribute to the Common Good - two lectures from Nick Spencer, Director of Research for Theos, to be given as part of the Bishop of Winchester’s Lent Lecture Series 2018.  There will be a further session in the evening for those unable to attend during the day, drawing on the material from the daytime sessions. More information here.

14 March - "Post Liberalism" with Phillip Blond. School of Politics and International Relations at University of Kent. Email for details.

17 March - Brave New World - Faithful Living in a Time of Change - a day conference organised by the Joint Public Issues Team to address what it means to be a Christian in a changing world, and how to live prophetically in a time of political turbulence. Described as "an opportunity to discuss challenges, fears and hopes for the future of our communities, nations and world." Keynote speakers Stella Creasy MP and Peter Oborne. Free entry. 10am – 4pm Manchester Central Hall, Manchester. Booking here.

April 12–15 - Francis, a Voice Crying Out in the World: Mercy, Justice, Love, & Care for the Earth The Institute for Catholic Social Thought at Villanova University is holding a conference in celebration of the fifth anniversary of the election of Pope Francis to explore the theological and historical analysis of his pontificate. 

13 - 15 April - Legacy: Passing the business baton - The 2018 Faith in Business Conference at Ridley Hall, Cambridge.  For people from all business sectors and corporate structures who want to make more of an impact as Christians in the business world. Speakers include: Mark Spelman, Simon Lawson, Keren Pybus, Gavin Oldham, Robert Hallam, Val King and Moses Cui.  For more information on the programme and to book your place, click here.