How can social theology help us play our part in spiritual and civic renewal?
Lincoln Cathedral is hosting a series of eight lectures over 2022 and 2023 on the theme of social theology – how God calls us to engage with the world, in terms of the economy, work, nature, freedom, social peace, politics and civic life. The lectures will draw on Catholic Social Teaching and Anglican Social Theology to explore how the Christian tradition can be a blessing to public life and discourse.
The series will form a part of the wider Lincoln Cathedral Common Good Project, which frames the cathedral’s civic and social engagement in the coming years. The lectures will be held in person at the Cathedral, Minster Yard, Lincoln LN2 1PX, and shared on YouTube.
All welcome. Booking links below. Download flier here
The lecture programme will be complemented by a T4CG small groups course, which begins in the autumn with six sessions on The Word and the Common Good, which will be led by the Canon Chancellor, Dr Paul Overend. More information to follow in due course.
Together for the Common Good is delighted to be working in partnership with Lincoln Cathedral on this Project. Other partners involved include Caritas Nottingham, Bishop Grosseteste University and Lincoln Theology Network. T4CG’s involvement is supported by CCLA, one of the UK’s largest ethical fund managers.
Details of the first four lectures are set out below – more to follow in due course
Lecture #1: Jenny Sinclair
7 June 2022, 6.30-8.00pm | Booking here
JUST RESPONSIBILITY? How can social theology help us play our part in spiritual and civic renewal? Introductory Lecture exploring the purpose of the series.
Jenny Sinclair is founder director of Together for the Common Good which calls and resources people to fulfil their civic vocation by putting common good principles into practice. T4CG partners across the churches and draws inspiration from Catholic Social Teaching, a body of thinking intended as “a gift to all people of goodwill.”
Lecture #2: Lord Glasman
12 July 2022, 6.30-8.00pm | Booking here
JUST VOTING? On political participation and civic life.
Maurice Glasman is an English political theorist, academic, social commentator, Labour life peer in the House of Lords and Professor of Politics at St Mary’s University. He is also director of The Common Good Foundation which is involved in local community organising work in Grimsby.
Lecture #3: Edward Hadas
27 September 2022, 6.30-8.00pm | Booking here
JUST BEING? On the dignity and divine calling of the human person. Can people be who they truly are in the modern world?
Edward Hadas is a Fellow at Blackfriars Hall, Oxford, a freelance journalist and author working on moral economics and finance. His latest book is Counsels of Imperfection: Thinking Through Catholic Social Teaching
Lecture #4: Revd Dr Malcolm Brown
18 October 2022, 6.30-8.00pm | Booking here
JUST CHURCH? How does Catholic Social Teaching fit into the mission of the Church of England? What is the Anglican legacy for the common good and how might it become a church for England?
Malcolm Brown is the Director of Mission and Public Affairs for the Church of England, and Visiting Professor in Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Winchester. He is author of Anglican Social Theology: Renewing the Vision Today
T4CG’s contribution to the Lincoln Cathedral Common Good Project is supported by