News from ‘Together for the Common Good’ – an organisation we hope you support
Extract from “Together for the Common Good Newsletter” http://www.togetherforthecommongood.co.uk
Events for people across the churches building the Common Good
5 December Trust and Integrity in Business – which questions do we ask? And of whom? The annual Quakers in Business Conference 2018. A one day interactive event with three parallel streams – lessons from the past and actions for today; one sponsored by The Centre for Enterprise, Markets and Ethics, plus debates, roundtable discussions, and workshops. Speakers include: Joycelin Dawes, Sarah James Wright, Ali Wooding, Paul Moxey, Martin Lloyd, Rosemary Carr, Neil Bachelor, Gill Ringland, Sandra Berry, Maureen Furniss, Malcolm Lewis, Nic Burton, Richard Turnbull, John Kimberley and Andrew Fincham. 9:30 to 16:30. Click here for programme. Central London location. This is for anyone in the world of business, owners, managers, employees, public and third sector, students of the world of business and work, anyone who wishes to apply the principles of trust and integrity to their organisation. Prices range from £27-137. Booking essential – click here to find out more.
6 December Immigration and diversity politics: a challenge to liberal democracy? A panel debate looking at the impact of immigration and ethnic diversity on Western democracies, asking whether or not they are driving polarisation and value conflicts, increasing support for populists. Speakers will also consider how democracies and the ‘moderate middle’ might respond. Co-sponsored by UnHerd and the Academy of Ideas. Speakers: David Aaronovitch (Times columnist, author and presenter of The Briefing Room), Trevor Phillips OBE (writer, businessman and former Chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission), Claire Fox (writer, director of the Academy of Ideas, Eric Kaufmann (author of Whiteshift: Populism, Immigration and the Future of White Majorities) and Matthew Goodwin (author of National Populism: The Revolt Against Liberal Democracy). Venue: Conway Hall, London. 7pm – 9pm. £5 per head. Booking here.
10 December Debt in the UK: Faith–Based and Secular Responses A public panel talk held in partnership between Theos think tank, LSE Anthropology and St Paul’s Institute. The debate starts from a common recognition that debt is not just a numerical, contractual or technical issue, but also a deeply moral one involving human social relations. Speakers include: Ryan Davey, Research Fellow in Policy Studies, University of Bristol and Visiting Fellow in Anthropology, LSE, Mohammed Abdel–Haq, Director of the Centre for Islamic Finance, University of Bolton, Sarah–Jane Clifton, Director, Jubilee Debt Campaign, Barbara Ridpath, Former Director, St Paul’s Institute, Nathan Mladin, Researcher, Theos Think Tank, Deborah James, Professor of Anthropology, LSE (Chair). 6.30-8pm. Free but booking essential via this link.
10 December A new Politics of Hope An address by Professor Michael Sandel hosted by the RSA on the future of democracy and our place within it. Decades of increasing inequality, globalisation, technological change, unfettered markets and technocratic politics have given rise to ever more polarisation and populist sentiment. Can the progressive parties reconcile the concerns of the disenfranchised and angry without succumbing to xenophobia and anti-outsider sentiment? Chaired by Matthew Taylor. More information here.
6 January 2019 Every year, the Jubilee Centre in Cambridge offer Christians an online course, Biblical Foundations for Public Leadership. The course begins again on 6 January 2019 with a flexible programme combining personal reading, small group discussion and reflective essays, designed to fit around busy, working life. The course consists of eight modules over 12 months, covering: Biblical Foundations, The Economy, Politics, Justice & Law, Welfare, Family & Sexual Ethics, Science & Technology and The Arts. For more information click here
23 February 2019 The Exceptional Case: reflecting on the Legacy of Ken Leech A day conference to reflect on the theology of Ken Leech with a particular emphasis on London. Speakers: Rt Revd Jonathan Clark, Bishop of Croydon, The Ven Stephen Heathfield, Archdeacon of Aston, The Revd Sue Lucas, Team Rector Holy Trinity Eastham. St Botolph’s Aldgate, London. For more information email Terry Drummond email@example.com
7 March 2019 – The State, Church and Community This is the third debate in our series State, Society and the Common Good – it will take place at St Mary’s Putney, London. Speakers will be announced and booking will open nearer the time – check back here or subscribe to our newsletter for updates. View previous events for video of the first two debates in the series.