What is the Common Good?

Wednesday 11 October
The United Church, Jewry Street, Winchester, Hampshire SO23 8RZ

The term 'the Common Good' is heard frequently in a variety of contexts, but what exactly does it mean?

One often quoted definition speaks of 'social conditions which allow people, either as groups or individuals, to reach their fulfilment'. But what does such a common good really look like and how do those conditions come about? Is the common good only a 'utopian ideal', or can we act together to make it a reality?

This session sets the scene for the series by looking at what 'the common good' means and will be given by Nick Townsend. Nick Townsend is a writer and educator whose recent work includes for the VPlater Project on Catholic Social Teaching based at Newman University, Birmingham (www.virtualplater.org.uk), and for Together for the Common Good. He is a Visiting Scholar at Sarum College.

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

To book, email: Andrew.Bradstock@winchester.ac.uk

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