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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.


31 MayCommunity Sponsorship, an event with Caritas Westminster and Sponsor Refugees.  Learn how community groups can be involved in supporting the resettlement of vulnerable people fleeing conflict and hear from current Community Sponsorship practitioners and families.   6.30 – 8.30pm, Vaughan House, 46 Francis Street, London, SW1P 1QN.  Tea and Coffee available from 6pm. Confirm your attendance on Eventbrite. 

4 June - Building a Fairer Financial System in Liverpool City Region Summit  - A Stakeholder Workshop facilitated by the Just Finance Foundation.  A day to map financial exclusion, identify who is affected and consider priority groups.  This day is for anyone who is a ffinancial service providers - from banks and the Post Office, to community finance organisations and many more.  For more information and booking, click here. 9am – 4pm, Free of charge.  The Quaker Meeting House, Liverpool. 

5 June - Caritas Volunteer Fair.  Explore the impact and importance of volunteering at this Volunteer Fair hosted by Caritas Westminster.  The evening will feature a range of charities and organisations offering different opportunities for you to get involved in.  6.30 - 8.30pm.  Vaughan House, 46 Francis Street, London, SW1P 1QN. Details here. 

11 June‘Becoming a Purpose-led Employer’ a panel event let by A Blueprint for Better Business on responsible and responsive employers.    Chaired by Andrew Hill, Management Editor of the FT, panelists include Kate Glazebrook, CEO and co-founder of Applied, the Behavioural Insights Team’s first tech venture, Maaike de Bie, General Counsel of Royal Mail, and Jason Stockwood, Simply Business Group CEO, previously MD of  6 – 8.30pm.  K&L Gates LLP, One New Change, London EC4M 9AF. All information and booking can be found here. 

12 June - Why Liberalism Failed.  An "in conversation with..." event hosted by ResPublica. Phillip Blond speaks to Professor Patrick Deneen, political philiosphy professor at the University of Notre Dame, about his new book. At Portcullis House in Parliament.  For more information and to register, click here.  

23-24 June Everything Culture Makers’ Retreat.  Hosted by David and Philippa Stroud. The weekend is for anyone wants to use their gifts and abilities to work to build a better world. This includes those working in the arts, business, education, healthcare, media, science, government, non-profit and other sectors.  A chance to gather with like minded people, worship and pray together and clarify your own sense of call by learning from seasoned practitioners.  De Vere Wokefield Estate, Reading, RG7 3AE.  More information and registration here. 

27-28 June Everything Church Leaders Retreat which is open to church leaders and their teams who want to explore what it means to work for the cultural, social and spiritual renewal of our communities. Attendees will come from a wide range of denominations and new church networks. Guest speakers include; Jon Tyson from Church of the City, in New York who will be skyping in to talk about some of his most recent lessons in building a church in New York that is committed to the renewal of the city and Rachel Gardner, founder of the Romance Academy and President of the Girls Brigade who will be talking about helping young people engage in healthy relationships, church, and spiritual and cultural renewal. Sessions will consider the foundations for cultural, social and spiritual renewal, provide case studies and practical application. There will also be plenty of opportunities to get to know others as well as to worship and pray together. Highfield Park Hotel, Hampshire RG27 0LG.  Register here. 

2 July - State, Society and the Common Good debate series #1: Migration The first in a series of three debates examining the proper role of government through the lens of Christian social teaching. Speakers will be announced soon. The State can enable the Common Good but it can also work against it: how can Christian social teaching help us judge where to draw the line to maximise human flourishing?  Venue: The Church of St Mary's Putney, London - home of the historic 1647 Putney Debates. This series is being held in partnership by Together for the Common Good, the think tank Theos and the Benedict XVI Centre, St Mary's University. More information coming soon: check back here for booking, updates and announcements of guest speakers.

13 - 14 July Understanding Sex and Gender - a conference hosted by the Humanum Institute. Those who are involved with the formation and education of young people today are facing the difficult task of working in the midst of a growing trend of confusion surrounding personal identity. This 2-day, multidisciplinary conference with experts in the fields of philosophy, psychology, spirituality, law is open to teachers, parents, chaplains, catechists, pastors, and anyone interested in learning more. The organisers aim to equip Catholic and Christian educators and formators with knowledge of and confidence in the Church’s full and positive vision of the human person. Find out more here.

12 - 15 July Summer School for Social Reformers three-day Summer School programme hosted by The Jubilee Centre designed to equip Christians to become social reformers in the 21st Century. The programme is for people aged between 20 and 40 who are recent graduates, young professionals and others in business, public services or the charity sector. Speakers include Dr Michael Schluter CBEJonathan Rushworth, Danny Kruger, Charles & Jill McLachlan. Cambridge. Find out more here.

20 - 22 July In the Shelter of Each Other the People Live annual conference of the National Justice & Peace Network exploring issues such as: How do we build a church and a society with the marginalised, the excluded and the most vulnerable at its heart? Speakers include:  Rev Al Barrett, David McLoughlin, Sarah Teather and John Grogan MP.  The conference will be chaired by Housing Justice.  The Hayes Conference Centre,  Swanwick,  Derbyshire.  For more information and a booking form, click here. 

7 - 8 September National Eucharistic Congress, Liverpool (parallel programme) T4CG will be participating in this programme. Please check back later for details. 

3 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.

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. 


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