'Together for the Common Good' - a new initiative
Together for the Common Good is exploring how faith communities can work better together for social justice.
Are you involved in working for social justice and is your faith a motivating factor?
Would you like to explore how faith communities can collaborate for the common good?
Were you involved in or inspired by the Sheppard Worlock partnership?
If you identify with any of these questions, then Together for the Common Good is for you.
The year-long Together for the Common Good inquiry will draw on the Anglican, Catholic and Free Church traditions of social justice to highlight effective strategies for collaboration. The inquiry will consist of a research process, a conference and a book. It will take inspiration from current examples of joint working and the legacy of Bishop David Sheppard and Archbishop Derek Worlock who, with Free Church leaders, were advocates for communities and acted as 'honest brokers' with government during the 1980s.
Outcomes are better when we work together, standing side by side with our communities. We aim to identify how people from different faith groups can further their collaboration in addressing social issues. Starting from what we know best - the Christian traditions of social justice, and our collective experience - we hope also to learn from examples of interfaith community initiatives. Where people are working together for social justice, we want to look at the factors that make this work.
Website for Together for the Common Good