The Common Good and the care of creation

Wednesday 25 October
The United Church, Jewry Street, Winchester, Hampshire SO23 8RZ

Caring for the planet is arguably the biggest challenge we face today. Like many problems our world is facing it is a consequence of human activity in one way or another. Our economic development has brought many good things, but can we have too much of a good thing? Are our highly consumptive lifestyles making our lives increasingly pressurised and leading to breakdown in family and community life?

This session looks at how common good thinking can help us each to play a part in meeting the challenge of living so that all can thrive while also protecting the only planet we have to live on.

It will be given by Dr Ruth Valerio. Ruth Valerio is Global Advocacy and Influencing Director at the Christian development agency, Tearfund. She is author of several books on Christianity and environmental issues.​

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' -

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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