Previous T4CG Events

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February 2024

2024 Series: The Common Good Response to Identity Politics

Many Christians are keen to make sense of the current confusions in our political and social life. Matthew Petrusek draws on the tradition of Catholic Social Thought to articulate the common good response to the various ideologies currently at war. Matt is the Senior Director and Professor of Catholic Ethics at the Word on Fire Institute ...
01 Feb
November 2023

Just Peace? #8 Lincoln Cathedral

Sr Helen Alford addresses the theme "Just Peace? On social peace and the causes of division" Drawing on Catholic social teaching, Sr Helen explores the causes of division from the perspectives of economy, anthropology, truth, freedom and natural law, and how the people of the Church are called to respond. Sr Helen Alford is president of the Pontifical Academy for Social Sciences at the Angelicum, Rome’s Pontifical University. An economist, she teaches economic ethics, the history of technology, labour politics, and Catholic social thought ...
27 Nov
October 2023

Just World? #7 Lincoln Cathedral

Revd Professor Alison Milbank addresses the theme "Just World? How does God call us to balance the interests of people and planet?" Drawing on Catholic social teaching, Professor Milbank explores the common good approach to the conflicting interests of environmental crisis and social injustice. Alison Milbank is Professor of Theology and Literature at the University of Nottingham and has authored many books. She is an Anglican priest serving the parish church cathedral of Southwell Minster as priest vicar and Canon Theologian ...
17 Oct
September 2023

Just Working? #6a Lincoln Cathedral

Jon Cruddas, MP for Dagenham and Rainham explores why decent work must be the cornerstone of a politics of the common good and why work is fundamentally a spiritual activity through which people collaborate with God for the redemption of humanity. Jon was delayed in Parliament in July and so this was rescheduled for September. ...
14 Sep
July 2023

Just Working? #6 Lincoln Cathedral

Lord Glasman explores how the nature of work has changed and why corporations have gained power while workers have lost out, and explores how Catholic social thought can help us conceptualise a more stable and equal settlement. Maurice Glasman is the founder of Blue Labour, an English political theorist, a Labour life peer and Professor of Politics at St Mary’s University. He kindly stepped in for Jon Cruddas who was delayed in Parliament ...
12 Jul
May 2023

Just Economy? #5 Lincoln Cathedral

Lecture by Adrian Pabst, Deputy Director at NIESR and Professor of Politics at the University of Kent, looks at what needs to happen to change in the economy so that it works for the common good. This is the fifth in a series held by T4CG in partnership with Lincoln Cathedral. The series focuses on common good and civic renewal in terms of the economy, work, nature, the human being, social peace, politics and civic life through the lens of Anglican social engagement and Catholic Social Teaching. ...
23 May
October 2022

Just Church? #4 Lincoln Cathedral

JUST CHURCH? Lecture by Malcolm Brown, Director of Mission and Public Affairs for the Church of England, looking at how Catholic Social Teaching fits into the mission of the C of E and how it might become a church for England. This is the fourth in a series held by T4CG in partnership with Lincoln Cathedral. The series focuses on common good and civic renewal in terms of the economy, work, nature, the human being, social peace, politics and civic life through the lens of Anglican social engagement and Catholic Social Teaching. ...
18 Oct
September 2022

Just Being? #3 Lincoln Cathedral

JUST BEING? Lecture by Edward Hadas, Fellow at Blackfriars Hall, Oxford, on the dignity and divine calling of the human person, exploring if people can be who they truly are in the modern world. This is the third in a series held by T4CG in partnership with Lincoln Cathedral. The series focuses on common good and civic renewal in terms of the economy, work, nature, the human being, social peace, politics and civic life through the lens of Anglican social engagement and Catholic Social Teaching. ...
27 Sep
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