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Events for people across the churches building the Common Good

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26 September - What kind of city do we want to be? The search for dignity in low-wage Britain. If your only options are to work in the gig economy, or on zero hours contracts, where is the dignity in working life? A discussion about the labour market, common good, human flourishing, and the future of work, hosted by St Paul’s Institute. Speakers include: James Bloodworth, author of Hired, Hannah Woolley, St Paul’s Cathedral. 6:30pm-8pm. At the OBE Chapel, St Paul's Cathedral, London. Register here.

5 October - Stories of Hope: Seeking Change in an Unjust World - a workshop with Revd Winnie Varghese, a priest on the Strategic Clergy Team at Trinity Church on Wall Street, New York City. The workshop will focus on how Christian communities and people of faith respond to the reality of inequality and make a difference. Varghese will share some of her experience of working for justice amongst homeless people, the elderly and people with mental illnesses as a part of her ministry, using scripture, story-telling and poetry as well as drawing on our own lived experiences. Wren Suite, St Paul’s Cathedral. 2 - 4.30pm. £15 (bursaries are available).

5 &19 October Exploring our Beliefs, Values and Worldviews in the Workplace - two reflection days for people from different professions and religious or belief traditions to discern how they live out their own beliefs, values and worldviews at work: how they feel about it; how others respond; and what difference they think it makes. The day will involve listening and sharing in small groups, as well as guest presenters (from EY, Network Rail and University of Liverpool) who will reflect on how their beliefs, values and worldviews influence their approach to their work. Organised by Dr Maria Power and Professor Chris Baker. Cost £30. All refreshments and lunch are included. Sion House, West London, 10 am to 3.45 pm. Booking here

10 October - Catholic Social Teaching and the Economics of the Common Good - this year's Craigmyle Lecture organised by the Catholic Union of Great Britain will be given by Lord Maurice Glasman, the distinguished political theorist and founder of "Blue Labour". 6.30pm at Notre Dame University, 1 Suffolk Street, London. For more information visit http://catholicunion.org.uk/

October 11 - Salt Conference 2019: Restorative Stewardship - Building a better world, by building better businesses A one-day conference for business leaders, entrepreneurs, aid workers and leaders organised by Christian Aid and Salt Business Network. Aims to bring professionals together to maximise the common good through developing successful and sustainable business enterprises. Workshops include: Making money by doing good – how to market the SDGs; Business and the common good – a framework for practical change; Supporting workplace discipleship; Ethical investing; Employing from the margins of society – challenges and opportunities; Reducing environmental impact – lessons learnt and pitfalls to avoid; Social impact reporting; Achieving net zero. Speakers include Bishop David Urquhart, Dr Martin Palmer, Paul Searle, Simon Macaulay, Miriam Goodacre9am-4.30pm. Tickets £60. Venue: Canary Wharf, London, E14 9SG. To book and read further details click here.

14 October Train the Trainers session for experienced facilitators wanting to deliver the new Here: Now: Us People Common Good Training Workshop developed by Together for the Common Good. Led by T4CG's Director of Resource Development, Catherine Brady, this train the trainer session will equip you to run the workshop independently as often as you wish. 11am to 5pm, central London. Cost £70 includes lunch and full training pack. For further information, download leaflet here.   To book your place on Eventbrite, click here.

16 November - Churches That Change Communities annual conference, organised by Jubilee +. Churches are regaining a belief that care for the poorest isn’t an optional extra for Christians, but is vital to the gospel. The CTCC conference includes prophetic teaching, seminars, networking, social action franchises exhibiting, and worship. The day is built around a series of seminars, all of which must be pre-booked, including: a pastoral response to abortion; Domestic abuse; Mental health; Modern slavery & prostitution; Youth Violence; Benefits advocacy; Building a diverse church; Life skills; Seek the welfare of the City; Understanding the times. To be held at St Michael's Church, Bristol, cost £25. For more information, click here.

5 December - "Stories of encounter and transformation: How community can deepen the experience of being human" - an evening discussion event organised by L’Arche. With Pádraig Ó Tuama, poet, theologian and mediator. This discussion will be followed by drinks and canapés. 6:30 – 10:30pm. Venue:  St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, Charing Cross,London WC2N 4JJ. Please RSVP by 11 October to: Chris Asprey Email: Chris.Asprey@larche.org.uk

15 - 16 January 2020 - Here: Now: Us Church Leaders Training in Common Good Thinking and Practice A residential two-day workshop to build the capacity of church leaders to address divisions in our society and bring the Common Good alive in congregation, community and neighbourhood. The Here: Now: Us workshop is designed for church leaders, ordained or lay, from all Christian denominations, is created by Together for the Common Good (T4CG). Tutors: Jill Hopkinson (Rural Ministry Tutor for the Centre for Formation in Ministry, Sarum College, formerly National Rural Officer for the Church of England) and Nicholas Townsend (writer and editor for the VPlater Project on Catholic Social Teaching based at Newman University). Guest speaker: Jenny Sinclair, founder director of T4CG. Hosted by Sarum College, Salisbury in association with T4CG. Prices from £140. To download the Sarum College Brochure, click here. 

30 January 2020 - In-work Poverty Summit - a morning conference aimed at employers, hosted by the City of London and convened by Tomorrow’s Company on behalf of the Financial Inclusion Alliance. Work should be the best route out of poverty but with 4 million people in the UK in work and living in poverty, that no longer seems to be true. There is a need to redesign the way our economy and workplaces operate to help people break free of poverty. Tomorrow's Company believes this should be at the heart of a responsible business agenda. Delegates will learn why they should be concerned about in-work poverty, what they can do about it, what employers currently do, and how to develop interventions that are relatively low-cost and can have a dramatic impact. Location: The Guildhall, Basinghall Street, London, EC2V 7HH. 8.30am – 12:30pm

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