The Benedict XVI Centre for Religion and Society at St Mary’s University, Twickenham announces a series of events in collaboration with Caritas Social Action Network (CSAN), the Centre for Social Justice, and Together for the Common Good (T4CG).
The series is intitled The Common Good: What Does it Mean for Families, Society and Government?, and is supported by CCLA, one of the UK’s largest ethical fund managers, home of the new Catholic Investment Fund.
The events are open to all and take place from 6.30pm-8pm. The first three will be held via zoom on 15th June, 13th July, and 29th September, while the fourth will be held in-person at the Church of St Mary Putney, home of the historic 1647 Putney Debates on 16th November.
The events will explore the meaning of the common good and the role of the family, society and government in its promotion, with the first event focusing on how the common good in its true sense relates to a settled pluralism of identities and interests, the shared life of a society to which everyone freely contributes and is able to flourish and reach fulfilment. It will also explore how important that is given the background of current political discourse.
The first event will feature a discussion between Professor Philip Booth, St Mary’s University, Twickenham; Jenny Sinclair, Together for the Common Good and Dr Sam Bruce, Centre for Social Justice; chaired by Ruth Kelly, St Mary’s University, Twickenham. For full details and booking, visit: http://bit.ly/CommonGood_series2021