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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.

11 October - Refugees: Where to start? A parish responseCaritas Westminster is running an evening of practical advice on understanding the nature and challenges of the refugee crisis and how parishes, groups and individuals can play their part in alleviating ‘the wounds of refugees’. Bishop Paul McAleenan will be leading the event, and will be joined by other organisations the Jesuit Refugee Service, Enfield Welcome Group, Notre Dame Refugee Service and the Haringey Migrant Support Centre, as well as many others. 7:00pm-9:00pm, Vaughan House, Francis Street SW1P 1QN. To find out more and book tickets click here.

13 October More than Belonging - the 2018 Germinate Conference will explore what it means for rural Christians to do more than belong to their churches and communities. Bringing together individuals, churches, agencies and networks involved in rural mission and ministry. Speakers: Bishop David Walker, Revd Claire Maxim. Workshops on: using buildings for mission; rural Fresh Expressions; making the most of Rural Mission Sunday; effective Church Communications; ecumenical ministry; facilitating lay ministry; Messy Church. 9.30 - 4, Coventry. Early bird ticket (before 30 June) £50.

27 & 28 October A radio panel discussion on Christianity and Healing the UK on TWR UK’s “Forum” featuring Bishop Philip North, Debra Greene OBE ,CEO of Redeeming Our Communities and T4CG's Jenny Sinclair. (Broadcast at 10.30am on 27/10, repeated at 10.30pm on 28/10). Available afterwards for download: go to and just search for “Forum”.

7 November  What does it mean to be honest and fair with customers? Hosted by Blueprint for a Better Business. A discussion evening, in association with Citizens Advice, followed by networking drinks. Speakers: Andrew Hill, Management Editor of the FT, Gillian Guy, Chief Executive Citizens Advice, Alison Robb, Nationwide Building Society Exco team, Greg Jackson, Octopus Energy, and Jon Alexander, New Citizenship Project. £20 per person including drinks and networking. 6.30-9pm. Booking via  this link.  Venue:  Howard Kennedy, No. 1 London Bridge London SE1 9BG

8 November - The Family, State and the Common Good. A T4CG public debate exploring the relationship between the state and the family. Speakers: Mark Molden, CEO of Marriage Care, Professor Sir Aynsley Green, Children’s Commissioner for England 2005 to 2010, Cathy Corcoran OBE CEO of Cardinal Hume Centre from 2003-2018 and Philip Booth, Professor of Finance, Public Policy and Ethics at St Mary's University, Twickenham and Senior Academic Fellow at the Institute of Economic Affairs. The panel will discuss what we expect of families, which responsibilities families should carry and when the state should step in, followed by open discussion. This event is the second in our series of debates held in partnership with our friends at Theos and the Benedict XVI Centre. Venue: St Mary's Church, Putney in London, historic home of the 1647 Putney Debates. Free entrance including drinks afterwards but booking is essential: book your place here.

10 November  Building a church for the poor - it’s time! The annual Churches that Change Communities conference by Jubilee+. A conference for people who want to be inspired, equipped and envisioned to build or continue to build churches where the poorest in communities can not just be welcomed, but fully included and involved. Speakers: the Rt Revd Philip North, Bishop of Burnley, Martin Charlesworth (Jubilee+ team leader). Seminars will cover building churches in ‘impossible places’, diversity, homelessness, addiction, older people, refugees, social enterprise, biblical foundations, the power of the Holy Spirit, and more. Wimbledon, London.  Booking here. 

13 November  Pan London Churches Serious Violence Summit - As serious youth violence impacts communities and parishes across London,  how should the church respond?  This is a conference with facilitated workshops for church leaders, youth workers and members of churches. Speakers include Leroy Logan:   retired superintendent of Met police, Les Isaac: Director of Ascension Trust, Mike McKeaveneySouthwark Diocese Board of Education ass. Director; Ben LindsayPower the Fight. Organised by the Dioceses of London and Southwark. [nbsp]13:45 – 20:00, at Southwark Cathedral, London Bridge, London SE1 9DA. Book your place here

5 December - Trust and Integrity in Business - which questions do we ask? And of whom?  - This will be a one day interactive event organised by Quakers in Business discussing the issues of trust and integrity in businesses of different sizes. What does trustworthiness look like? It will include three parallel streams including conversation, roundtable discussions, and workshops. Friends House, 173-177 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BJ. 9:30am to 4:30pm. Book here.

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