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Call to Action

Building the story of hope

By definition the common good is bigger that our individual selves, and belongs to no political party or faith or lobby group. It will be only what we all make it. The more people and organisations involved, the better it will be.

Welcome to a story of hope

Our aim is to build an inspiring and convincing national ‘story of hope’, challenging the current consensus, and based on our belief that we can only solve society’s big problems if we unlock the potential of people and institutions working together for the long term common good.

Roundtable: co-producing services for the common good

As part of the Call to Action for the Common Good’s development phase, we arranged two roundtables in July 2015.

Roundtable: the future of charities and their purpose towards the common good

As part of the Call to Action for the Common Good’s development phase, we arranged two roundtables in July 2015.

Common good thinking

We all have a general sense of what the common good means. Something that ‘serves the common good’ is something that works well for all of us, isn’t it? Well yes, but that does raise a few tricky questions.

Common good places

We are all connected to our communities. To the places we grew up in, to the places we live in now, and of course to the people, our neighbours, who live around us.

Common good organisations

A good question to ask about the behaviour of any company, public body charity or any other institution is ‘does it contribute to the common good, or does it get in the way?’ Of course, many do both. That leads to the next question: ‘how can we shift institutional behaviour more in favour of the common good?’.

Common good services

We all make use of many different services during our lifetimes: health, social care, housing, sports and leisure, legal advice, the emergency services, and so on.

Common good systems

Many of the most vexed questions we face are about the ways our systems operate – the benefits system, immigration, the legal system, the banking system, taxation, for example.

Community Networks and the power of ‘Company Citizens’

There are many good reasons for constructive engagement between voluntary organisations and businesses within local communities, not least the development of employee skills and their engagement with their employer.