Reclaiming the Common Good - How Christians can help rebuild our broken world, published by Darton, Longman & Todd, is being launched tomorrow evening at Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church
This new book explores what part Christians can play in building a better future of hope, peace, equality and justice. After decades of political consensus, we are entering a time in which everything about the way we live today, and about how our society and communities are structured, is up for discussion. Many people are feeling empowered to ask:
What kind of world do we want to live in? One that works for a few, or one that works for the common good?
Reclaiming the Common Good is a collection of essays which consider themes which could be regarded as “signs of our times”. Beginning with an explanation of the history and meaning of the term ‘common good’, it explores how the sense of working for this ideal has been lost. Focussing, biblically, on issues such as welfare, austerity, migration, environment, peace and justice, it provides a compellingly fresh and insightful analysis on the state of the UK and the world today, and offers a realistic vision of how it could be better. This vision is rooted in the idea of a new heaven, a new earth, and a new Jerusalem, as suggested in the book of Revelation.
“The idea for the book came from a conversation about how our political leaders seem to be losing a sense of working for the common good”, explains editor Virginia Moffatt; “The book is for Christians who care about the world they live in, regardless of political persuasion but also non-Christians who would be willing to read the perspectives and use them to advocate for change – and of course politicians and all political parties”.
This collection has been compiled and edited by Virginia Moffatt, a writer, community activist and former Chief Operating Officer of the belief and values think-tank, Ekklesia. Its other contributors are: Dr Patrick Riordan SJ, John Moffatt SJ, Simon Barrow, Bernadette Meaden, Dr Simon Duffy, Rev Vaughan Jones, Savitri Hensman, Ellen Teague, Edward P Echlin, Henrietta Cullinan, Susan Clarkson and Rev Dr Simon Woodman.
Reclaiming the Common Good - How Christians can help rebuild our broken world
Wednesday 20 September 2017 6.30 – 9pm
Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church
235 Shaftesbury Ave,
London WC2H 8EP
For more information see: http://dltbooks.com/titles/2205-9780232533156-reclaiming-the-common-good
Tags: Dr Patrick Riordan, John Moffatt, Simon Barrow, Bernadette Meaden, Dr Simon Duffy, Rev Vaughan Jones, Savitri Hensman, Ellen Teague, Edward Echlin, Henrietta Cullinan, Susan Clarkson, Rev Dr Simon Woodman, Virginia Moffatt
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