Government, Power, Money & Responsibility (29/4/15)


Beyond Election Day: Power, Money, Government and Responsibility

Participants at the St Paul's event

Together for the Common Good in partnership with St Paul's Institute and Theos, held a public debate involving an audience of over 600 at St Paul's Cathedral on 29 April 2015. The debate was chaired by the Revd Canon Angus Ritchie - Director of the Centre for Theology & Community. Our invited speakers were:

  • Prof. Craig Calhoun - Director of the London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Shami Chakrabarti CBE - Director of Liberty
  • Conor Kehoe - Director at McKinsey & Company
  • Loretta Minghella OBE - Chief Executive of Christian Aid

Watch full length video here, watch edited highlights here and read our blog here

A growing number of voices have been calling for a new political settlement – one that re-imagines the relationship between politics, government, business and civil society. A settlement that places the common good at the heart of decision-making, which allows politicians to move away from short-term electoral constraints and which encourages us all, as we excercise our democratic right to vote, to consider that voting for reasons greater than our own self-interest would be in our mutual self-interest. This discussion looked at this from the perspectives of business, civil society, the NGO sector and governance. 

Click here for details of the T4CG book, Together for the Common Good: towards a national conversation