We inspire young people with Common Good Thinking. We encourage them to be compassionate and responsible citizens and work together across their differences. The Common Good is the complete development of all the people of the world. John XXIII describes it as ‘the sum total of conditions of social living, whereby persons are enabled more fully and readily to achieve their own perfection.’ Mater et Magistra – “Mother and Teacher” (1961).
The pursuit of the Common Good entrusts, both to the government and the Church, care for the greatest good of all persons, not just the greatest possible number. No individual is excluded from the common good. It is also therefore linked to the ideas of human dignity and authentic and integral human development, making them central aims of all societies.
Ways in which Newman Catholic College have supported the Common Good are
- Charitable giving to The Catholic Childrens' Society, CAFOD, Brent Sufra Foodbank, UNICEF, Cancer Research, Samaritans Purse
- London Citizens- setting up the Harlesden CitySafe Haven, Participating in Homeless sleepovers to highlight the housing crisis, hosting Brent Action for Refugees Events, becoming a Refugee Welcome School
- Creating an inclusive community, welcoming students from all nationalities and faith backgrounds
- Community Outreach to the Millennium Centre for Disabled, Local Primary schools, Harlesden Town Gardens, Harlesden Foodbank