A brief note to wish you well for Holy Week and Easter. We're contemplating the Notre Dame fire and why it touches so many people so deeply. Its resonance seems to be pointing to a deep truth about our identity as human beings. Perhaps people are unconsciously longing for the unveiling of the sacred nature of human life. Inevitably, this iconic moment will be subjected to multiple appropriations in the struggles of politics and cultural wars. But as we enter Holy Week, we are struck by the goodwill and unity it promises. We sense a longing for belonging and meaning.
Cutting through the darkness of division, light is shining through. The crown of thorns saved from the fire points to the mystery of love in the life and death of Christ, calling us into relationship with God and with others through the ordinary circumstances of our lives. Everyone is called to participate, as fellow citizens, each with our different opinions and backgrounds. This Easter we are being called to live a common life.
The next full edition of the newsletter will come towards the end of May.
Every blessing for Holy Week and a joyful Easter,
Together for the Common Good
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Together for the Common Good is a charity working to strengthen the bonds of social trust.
Our work calls people to fulfil their vocational responsibility by putting Common Good principles into practice and by working with others of different opinions and backgrounds in shared purpose.
Partnering with people across the churches, we offer resources, training and events to reimagine a culture that overcomes division and puts people, communities and relationships first. T4CG is independent of any organisation or denomination and is ecumenical in character. We are volunteer-driven, proud of our shared Christian traditions, and maintain strong relationships with allies from fellow faith and non religious traditions.
Team: Jenny Sinclair (Founder Director) and Alison Gelder (Director of Operations, p/t)
Board of Trustees: Richard Holman (Treasurer and Acting Chair), Andrew Bradstock,
Helen O'Brien, Geoff Knott and Holly Terry (Company Secretary).
We are proud of our wonderful Associates, Working Groups and Volunteers who contribute
on a pro bono basis to different strands of our work, too many to list here.
Our sincere thanks
We are grateful to the small number of individuals who kindly make a monthly contribution to support the work.
Will you help them build a sustainable foundation by making a regular gift?
T4CG's tiny team only punches above its weight thanks to help-in-kind from many individuals and partner organisations.
We are grateful to the Sisters of Mercy for providing free office space, and to CCLA for helping us build a new website.