For our Common Good, tell each other the truth
Wednesday 1 November
The United Church, Jewry Street, Winchester, Hampshire SO23 8RZ
In the past couple of years we've seen a decline of trust in institutions, failures of leadership and increasing social, political and cultural division. Recent elections suggest there's now a profound discontent with the economic and cultural liberal consensus of the last thirty years. People are crying out for community and belonging, yet the dominant culture of individualism drives people deeper into mutually hostile echo chambers.
This session looks at what a solution drawing on common good thinking would look like – one which seeks to transcend party politics and build bridges between currently estranged groups. Importantly, it looks at how we can all help to create it. It will be given by Jenny Sinclair. She is founder and director of Together for the Common Good, an emerging movement aiming to bring alive the principle of the common good and to encourage people to work together across their differences. T4CG draws its inspiration from the ecumenical partnership between her late father, Bishop David Sheppard, and Archbishop Derek Worlock, in Liverpool a generation ago.
This is part of the series called The Common Good: An idea whose time has come? We have invited the speakers in this series to explore how, in an increasingly fragmented, unequal and divided society, the Common Good offers a way forward in which everyone can play a role.
The dates of the events in this series are Wednesdays 11, 18 and 25 October and 1 and 8 November 2017.
Join us as we explore and re-imagine The Common Good.
This series is held in conjunction with 'Space in the City' - www.spaceinthecity.org.uk
This series is part of the Centre for Theology and Religion in Public Life. For more information about the centre, click here
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