Let's work together, across our differences, for the Common Good
Together for the Common Good is a steering group acting as a catalyst encouraging people of goodwill to work together for the Common Good across different political and belief traditions. We promote Common Good Thinking, a simple set of principles which we can all put into practice. We work with many partners to stimulate greater collaboration for the Common Good between the different Christian denominations, with friends from other faiths and with our secular allies.
We are part of a growing coalition re-imagining our cultural, political and economic life, bound by a shared commitment to human flourishing. Everyone can be an agent of change for the Common Good and help to strengthen civil society: by applying Common Good Thinking in partnership with others, cultivating relationships between estranged groups, and rehumanising a system in which there is not enough love - see 'Love Capital', our latest newsletter.
We want to see servant leadership that honours human dignity and models mutual respect across our different circumstances, politics and traditions. We hope for a new humility which recognises that those who we disagree with on some (even major) issues may also have vital gifts and skills, good motives and a genuine desire to serve the community. Despite our differences, if we are to discern solutions that will allow all to flourish, we need to build a common life together.
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Read our books: Together for the Common Good: towards a national conversation (above) brings together 13 new essays by political thinkers and theologians looking at the Common Good from the perspective of different traditions, and A Faithful Presence (right), an accessible practical handbook packed with stories and case studies, explores how faith-based organisations work together.
Packed with ideas for further reading, related research; sections on What's the common good?, Catholic social thought, Video and audio clips, Urban Ministry...
Articles by Lord Glasman, Joshua Hordern, Anna Rowlands, Steve Wyler, Patrick Riordan SJ, Michael Wear, Andy Crouch, Jim Wallis, Clifford Longley, Angus Ritchie, Stanley Hauerwas and others...