Campaigning for the Common Good

In 2013 we launched our new mentoring programme for economic justice campaigners – ‘Campaigning for the Common Good’, in partnership with nef (New Economics Foundation).

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We brought together 20 economic justice campaigners from across unions, faith groups, NGOs and grassroots movements to develop their knowledge of the failings of our current economic model and political system; understand the shape of a new economics; refine and develop their campaign strategies for systemic change and, last but certainly not least, build their own leadership potential. Participants were;

  • Compass: An ideas and action based pressure group with over 50,000 members and supporters around the country
  • Move Your Money UK: National campaign to spread the message that we, as individuals, can help to build a better banking system through our buying power
  • UK Feministas: Supports people to campaign for a world where women and men are equal
  • Quakers: Their Sustainability and Peace programme helps Quakers and others to live more sustainable lives and to explore the connections between sustainability, economics and peace
  • The Contextual Theology Centre: Exists to equip churches to engage with their communities
  • People & Planet: UK students campaigning to end world poverty, defend human rights and protect the environment
  • 38 Degrees: One of the UK’s biggest campaigning communities, with over 1 million members, coming together to decide which issues we campaign on and actions to achieve that
  • TSSA: The Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association – is the union for people in transport and travel.
  • Unite: Britain’s biggest union with 1.5 million members in every type of workplace
  • Wales TUC: The voice of Wales at work, with almost 50 affiliated trade unions & nearly half a million workers
  • We Own It: A voice for everyone who wants public services to be run for people, not profit
  • Positive Money: Raising awareness of our current monetary policies and campaigning for monetary reform