St Paul’s Cathedral has been here for over 1,400 years. It has been built and rebuilt five times, and always its main purpose has been as a
place of worship and prayer.
St Paul's, with its world-famous dome, is an iconic feature of the London skyline. Step inside and you can enjoy the Cathedral's awe-inspiring
interior, and uncover fascinating stories about its history.
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Cathedral's Adult Learning and Schools & Family Learning departments.
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For more than 1,400 years, a Cathedral dedicated to St Paul has stood at the highest point in the City. The present Cathedral is the
masterpiece of Britain's most famous architect Sir Christopher Wren.
Behind the scenes, the cost of caring for St Paul's and continuing to deliver our central ministry and work is enormous and the generosity of
our supporters is critical.
Widely considered to be one of the world’s most beautiful buildings and a powerful symbol of the splendour of London, St Paul’s Cathedral is a
breathtaking events venue.
St Paul’s debate looks to national common good beyond the General Election
30 March 2015
As we hurtle towards one of the most closely-contested and divisive General Elections in memory, a Cathedral floor debate will look to how
the nation can come together beyond May 7.
One week before the election, St Paul's Institute, in partnership with Theos and Together for
the Common Good, will bring together key speakers to help us form a ‘fresh moral vision’ through this public discussion under Wren’s historic
Beyond Election Day: Power, Money, Government and Responsibility
Wednesday 29 April | 6.30pm | St Paul's Cathedral, London, EC4M 8AD
Professor Craig Calhoun - Director, London School of Economics
Shami Chakrabarti CBE - Director, Liberty
Conor Kehoe - Director, McKinsey & Company
Loretta Minghella OBE - Chief Executive, Christian Aid The Revd Canon Angus Ritchie - Executive Director, Centre for Theology &
The forthcoming election has brought to the fore public discussion about the role and effectiveness of many of our social institutions. More voices
have called for a new settlement that re-imagines political engagement and the relationship between government, business and society. A settlement
that places the common good at the heart of decision-making; allows politicians to move away from short-term electoral constraints; and encourages
us all to vote for reasons greater than our own self-interest.
The recent Bishops' Pastoral Letter called for a "fresh moral vision of the kind of country we want to be" that must "focus on the common good,
the participation of more people in developing a political vision and constructive ways to talk about communities and how they relate to one
How do we get politics and business working for the common good?
What role should personal judgement and mutual responsibility play in our decision-making?
How can we harness relationships with clear purpose for the long-term benefit of all?
And...what will make this real - and not just utopian fantasy?
St Paul's Institute seeks to foster an informed Christian response to the most urgent ethical and spiritual
issues of our times: financial integrity, economic theory, and the meaning of the common good. www.stpaulsinstitute.org.uk
Together for the Common Good is a national initiative, encouraging all people of goodwill, especially
Christians of different traditions, to work together alongside people of other faiths and secular allies, to become agents of
change for common good. www.togetherforthecommongood.co.uk
Theos is a Christian think tank working in the area of religion, politics and society. It aims to inform
debate around questions of faith and secularism and the related subjects of values and identity.