The Word and the Common Good

The Word and the Common Good is a short course of six 60-minute sessions to support the use of Scripture to reflect on the Common Good, to prompt people to build on community spirit and strengthen local relationships. During the Coronavirus crisis we are making this resource available to download for free. 

The course introduces the Common Good in the Bible and includes scripture passages, reflections, discussion questions and prayers. The sessions work for face-to-face gatherings or online via Zoom or other online platforms: the online tips provided will help you get the best results. Participants may like to use our daily Examen prayer within and alongside the sessions.

The content of the sessions is adapted from our popular bible study booklet, Calling People of Goodwill. The Word and the Common Good is a standalone course but also forms Part One of our Here: Now: Us People programme.  

You don't need to register with us to use this resource but we'd love to know whether you found it helpful in your context. So if you can, please send a message with The Word and the Common Good in the subject line to Many thanks, and God bless. 

Please note: the resource consists of a session guide and a slide presentation, both of which contain external links to videos. If you plan to run the course in a location without internet connection and would like to download the videos to your computer beforehand, please contact us at and we will send you alternative files with embedded videos.

We are a small charity entirely dependent on donations, so if you use the resource and you are able, please make a donation to our work here.

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