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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.


19 March - Democracy and the Common Good: What do we Value? What has become of the common good? Is democracy in peril? Hosted by St Paul's Institute, Professor Michael Sandel leads a public discussion on how we might promote a national conversation to address current widespread economic and cultural insecurity. St Paul's Cathedral. 6.45pm (doors 6.15pm). Free. Booking via this link.

27 March - Strategy and Virtue:  Developing strategy-as-practice through virtue ethics with Newcastle Business School.  Professor Haridimos Tsoukas draws on virtue ethics, especially as understood by Alasdair MacIntyre (the well-known Quaker writer), in this seminar to offer a view of strategic management that underscores its moral dimension.  5-6.30pm, at Business and Law Building, Room 403 City Campus East 1, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE2 1XA.  For more information and to book, see here. 

12–15 April - 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.

16 April - ‘Tooled Up: the Craft of Estates Ministry’ - National Estate Churches Network 2018 Conference.  The launch of the Estates Church Toolkit, an online range of resources that we know work to help support ministry on social housing estates.  10am-3pm, Blackburn Cathedral, £25 per person.  For more information and booking see here. 

18 April - ‘Tooled Up: the Craft of Estates Ministry’ - National Estate Churches Network 2018 Conference.  The launch of the Estates Church Toolkit, an online range of resources that we know work to help support ministry on social housing estates.  10am-3pm, Birmingham Cathedral, £25 per person.  For more information and booking see here. 

26 April Conscience and the image of God - Revelations from accompanying refugees. This year’s Manchester Newman Lecture is by Sarah Teather, Director of the Jesuit Refugee Service. 6.30pm. Organised by the Newman Association. Venue: Friends Meeting House, 6 Mount Street, Manchester M2 5NS. Free but booking essential, via Chris Quirke or 07764 946 074.

1 May Working for a Better Future - An afternoon meeting bringing together expertise from trade unions, the Labour Party and the academic world looking at what Catholic social teaching has to say about work. Speakers include: Dr Mary Bousted, Bishop William Kenny, Rob Flello, Anna Rowlands, Clifford Longley. Chair: Kevin Flannagan. Venue: Mechanics' Institute, Manchester. 1pm - 4.30pm. Free. Includes lunch. Hosted by Caritas Social Action Network and the Centre for Catholic Social Thought and PracticeTo book click here. 

11-13 May A Friendly Introduction to Quaker Values and Ethics in Business An overnight course examining the contribution of Quaker practice to the development of modern management theory, charting the key themes that led to the rise and subsequent decline of Quaker-run businesses in the UK. What might a distinctly ‘Quaker’ approach to business look like today? The course will be led by Nicholas Burton (Northumbria University Business School) and Martin Brigham (Lancaster University Management School). £170.00 – £245.00, held at Woodbrooke the Quaker Study Centre, located in the historic Grade II listed former home of George Cadbury, situated on the edge of Bournville model village, Birmingham.  For more detail, click 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, 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. 

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: The Rt Revd Dr David Walker, Bishop of Manchester, Revd Claire Maxim, CEO, Germinate. With 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.

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