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Migration and the Common Good

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Migration and the Common Good is one of a series of three events which will be held over the next year in association with our Friends at Theos and Together for the Common Good and is kindly sponsored by CCLA. They will all be held at St Mary's Church in Putney, home of the 1647 Putney Debates on the nature of democracy in England.

The event will be a discussion on “How should we design a migration policy for the Common Good?” and speakers will include:

  • David Goodhart, Head of Demography, Immigration & Integration at Policy Exchange and author of the best-selling The Road to Somewhere: The new tribes shaping British politics.
  • Dr Adrian Pabst, Reader in Politics in the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Kent, and co-author (with John Milbank) of The Politics of Virtue: Post-liberalism and the Human Future.
  • Dr Anne Kershen, founder and director of the Centre for the Study of Migration at Queen Mary University, London, where she is now Honorary Senior Research Fellow. She is Series Editor of over 40 books in the Routledge series, Studies in Migration and Diaspora.
  • Satbir Singh. Satbir is CEO of JCWI (Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants). A human rights advocate and campaigner, he works on issues of access to justice, open government, press freedom and sustainable development across Asia, the Middle East, and Africa.
  • Kiran Bali MBE JP. Kiran is the chair of URI (United Religions Initiative). A climate change and inter-religious activist, she sits on the Advisory Council of Migration Watch and became one of Britain's youngest magistrates in 2007.

This is the first in the series of three public debates on State, Society and the Common Good. The series aims to bring people together to talk about the proper role of the state in generating a good society. The next two will be on Church and Community (8 November 2018) and the Family (7 March 2019).

Wine and canapés will follow the event.


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