Is this the first celebrity whistleblower?
When we return to our roots the hubris of our busy lives can be brought down to earth all too quickly. Our successes can pale into insignificance when compared to the wars and tragedies that our ancestors had to contend with unaided by the technology we have at our disposal today. This Christmas, Good workers […]
Ethics for ‘socially engaged artists’
Nick Franchini, Good Career workshop facilitator In early February as part of the Good Career project and our emerging hub in the north east, Good Works facilitated a workshop in Newcastle for community artists of different faiths and none. What is now called ‘socially engaged art’ like the Turner Prize winning work of ‘Assemble’ in […]
Affirming Fraternity In A Contested World
Nick Franchini, Good Career project manager A humanism that respects religionSince we began the Good Career project two years ago to help students entering the workplace to embrace the notion that any career can be a good one if they choose to make it so, we have developed a theme called Faith in Diversity. This […]
Is The Elephant In The Room ‘Getting Bigger’?
And is it time to put ‘proportionality’ next to profit and growth? Since Good Works began back in 2012 we have always treated our seven key principles as just the cornerstone of what we do, a starting point from which we can try and ask the right questions. We have also used them as a litmus […]
Business Schools and Social Enterprises
A comment by Dr Gherardo Girardi on the report On a Mission in the UK Economy Several weeks ago, the advisory panel set up in April 2016 at the request of the Minister for Civil Society, Rob Wilson, to gather views and evidence about mission-led businesses in the UK issued its report: 40 pages long, […]
The Best ‘Out of Office’ Email Ever?
Timpson, the retailer best known for shoe repairs and keycutting, prove that recruiting from prisons is the right thing to do for their firm and society During our recent tour of the regions to meet University Chaplains for our Good Career programme we took the opportunity to drop in to meet Darren Burns, the ambassador […]
Our Elephant in the Room
Is our Elephant in the room as epic as this one created by Banksie in his landmark film debut ‘Exit Through The Gift Shop’? We have recently noticed a spike on digital social networks in the use of the phrase ‘the elephant in the room’ to describe the lack of concreteness or ‘concretezza’ (Italian) about ethics […]
Faith in Diversity at Southampton University
In partnership with the Ecumenical Chaplaincy for Southampton and Southampton Solent Universities and the Diversity unit of Southampton University, Good Works returned to Southampton on Thursday 17 November after our last visit in May. We were there as part of ‘Inter Faith Week‘ to present this new workshop about an emerging humanism which both respects […]
How a ‘Good Career’ Can Make A Difference
On Saturday 19 November 2016 a Good Works team of four decamped to the remarkable Benedictine Worth Abbey in Sussex where twenty students and chaplains from the universities of Sussex, Brighton and Portsmouth were attending a weekend retreat. In the morning Good Works provided a customised session ‘Yours faithfully’ session on how every career can […]
What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Plants
This article is based on a talk by Luigi Bruni, academic, journalist, and the International Coordinator of the Economy of Communion This was the closing talk at a conference in Baar near Zurich for entrepreneurs from across Europe who belong to a movement called the Economy of Communion (abbrev. EdC in Italian or EoC in English). Good […]