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  • How long will it be before we realise that we are most effective when we collaborate, not only in charity but for justice?

Welcome

We want Christians of different traditions to work together, alongside people of other faith traditions and secular allies, to become agents of change for the Common Good

Together for the Common Good is building a new, broad coalition between Christians of different traditions, fellow faith communities and secular allies, to re-imagine political life and commitment to the flourishing of all people.

The practice of the common good is beginning to emerge as a transformative, alternative way to approach our polarised political and cultural life. It is at the heart of a profound generational shift that has the potential to strengthen civil society and place human dignity at the heart of economic and political decision-making.

How can we become agents of change for the common good?  How can we spark a new political conversation framed around human dignity and the common good? 

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"The dignity of each human person and the pursuit of the common good are concerns which ought to shape all economic policies"  Pope Francis

"The idea of the common good derives from Jesus’s commandment to love our neighbor - including 'the least of these' - which is still the most transformational social ethic the world has ever seen"  Jim Wallis

"The common good of the community and justice are absolutely central to what it means to be a Christian." ++Justin, Archbishop of Canterbury

"Our daily deeds ... must produce an actual ... reality that will reinforce humanity's belief in justice, strengthen its confidence in the nobility of the human soul and sustain all our hopes for a glorious life for all."  Nelson Mandela

Resources

Packed with ideas for further reading, related research; sections on What's the common good?, Catholic social thought, Video and audio clips, Urban Ministry...

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Opinion pieces


Articles by Patrick Riordan SJ, Michael Wear, Lord Glasman, Andy Crouch, Alison Gelder, Claire Dove, Jim Wallis, Clifford Longley, Stanley Hauerwas, Anna Rowlands and others...

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