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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.


18 July - Democracy and the Common Good: How we Live Together in Community. St Paul’s Institute’s 2018 series ‘Democracy and the Common Good’ seeks to foster a national conversation to emphasise the value of the common good to arrive at a policy framework to help address the existing anxieties facing our society. This event will focus on: how can citizens live together in urban spaces? How we build and create cities for the future? How can we engage with our cities to make them work for all people? Speakers include: Richard Sennett, professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics and author of Building and Dwelling: Ethics for the City, and Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol, who will be in conversation with The Revd Canon Tricia Hillas, Canon Pastor of St Paul’s Cathedral. OBE Chapel, St Paul's Cathedral, 6:30pm-8:00pm.  Registration 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. 

12 September Charity, Religion and the State: An Uneasy Relationship A half day conference for lawyers and those managing and advising religious charities or those with an interest in the interaction between religion and the law in a particular area. The sessions will explore the tensions in the relationship between religious charities and the State. The emphasis will be on current issues - including public benefit, adoption, faith schools and charitable status. Speakers: John Duddington, Hubert Picarda QC, Matthew Smith, Paul Barber, Robert Meakin. 1.30pm-5pm. Central London venue.  Organised by the Edward Plowden Trust. Cost £50 including refreshments. Download booking form via this link

12-14 September - The Social Enterprise World Forum 2018 - an international conference for social enterprises from all over the world to come together, share wisdom, build networks and explore how to create a more sustainable future. For social entrepreneurs and social enterprise practitioners, policy makers, academics and investors, community leaders, activists and supporters.  The event includes workshops, study tours and specialist sessions, plenaries, discussions and debates, entertainment, ceilidh dancing and evening meet ups. For speaker list click hereEdinburgh. More information and booking here. Prices from £199.

17 September - What can we learn from the quakers? The management practice of decision-making through discernment.  Northumbria University are offering a free half day workshop to managers involved in private, public and third-sector organizations or those with an interest in how to make better decisions. Speakers and facilitators are: Steven Burkeman – Trustee Joseph Rowntree Foundation and Joseph Rowntree Society; Robert Gibson – Guardian Trustee Scott Bader Commonwealth; Richard Turnbull – Director, Centre for Enterprise, Markets and Ethics and Nicholas Burton – Senior Lecturer, Northumbria University.  8.45-1pm. Event details here.

17 - 19 SeptemberChurches Together in England Forum 2018 | The Forum is a delegate conference, bringing together over three hundred representatives of Churches Together in England's Member Churches, Intermediate Bodies, Co-ordinating Groups and Bodies in Association. All six of CTE's Presidents will attend. Held at the Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, Derbyshire. The Forum is a delegate conference - booking is via this link. For places as a non-delegate, click here for information. 

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.

8 November - The Family, State and the Common Good. The next debate in our series, State, Society and the Common Good aims to bring people together to talk about the proper role of the State in generating a good society. An expert panel of five speakers will address the issues from different perspectives followed by an interactive discussion. This is held in partnership with our friends at Theos and the Benedict XVI Centre and will take place at St Mary's Church, Putney in London, historic home of the 1647 Putney Debates. Speakers will be announced in the autumn and booking will open nearer the time. Check back here or sign up to our newsletter for updates. Watch video of the first debate in the series 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. 


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