What we do
BUILDING COMMON GOOD
Our work calls people to play their part to strengthen the bonds of social trust - by putting Common Good principles into practice and by connecting with others of different opinions and backgrounds in shared purpose.
Our resources and events call people to fulfil their vocational responsibility and encourage institutions, especially churches, to play an outward-facing bridge building role in their neighbourhood for the wellbeing of the whole community.
Working in partnership, we support partners who host our one day Here: Now: Us Common Good workshops for lay people and Christian leaders, teachers who run our 10-week Common Good Schools programme, and church leaders who use our Common Good Builder process.
T4CG serves as a bridge where people who want to bring the Common Good alive can meet. Our public debates, events and talks provide opportunities for people to look at what they do through the lens of Common Good Thinking, discern new ways to play their part and build connections.
The T4CG e-newsletter reaches across the silos of the different Christian traditions, performing a unique cross-pollination role. Each edition shares information from a diversity of sources about initiatives which rehumanise, bridge divides, build mutual respect and help churches play their part in strengthening social trust and rebuilding community.
Building relationships between churches and other institutions is at the heart of the way we work. This 'bridging capital' strengthens civil society and builds trust. We regularly confer with our partners and cherish our links with allies from fellow faith and non religious traditions. We practise what we preach. Everything we do is achieved through partnerships, with the support of our wonderful volunteers, and associates who make up our working groups.