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Located within the City of London, St Paul's Institute seeks to foster an informed Christian response to the most urgent ethical and spiritual issues of our times: equality, stewardship and the meaning of the common good.

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In May 2018, St Paul's Institute launched its report 'Fair Pay for Fair Work: A Look at Executive Pay' to consider policy recommendations that would make executive compensation more transparent and more just.
St Paul's Institute hosts a panel discussion looking at the role of work in our lives and our search for meaning in the 21st century.
A panel discussion on how water impacts politics, policy and conflict.

The Only Constant is Change

by Canon Tricia Hillas

The Reverend Canon Tricia Hillas, Canon Pastor at St Paul's Cathedral shares her heart and vision for St Paul's Institute in a new season of change. More »

Canon Tricia Hillas

Back to the Future?

by Barbara Ridpath

The end of this month marks the end of Barbara Ridpath's tenure as Director of St Paul's Institute. This valedictory article looks back at that time but also forward toward the joys and challenges to come. More »

 Barbara Ridpath

The Globalisation of Indifference

by Barbara Ridpath

Barbara Ridpath, Director of St Paul's Institute, helps us consider how community, commonality and faith communities can act as the antidote to the globalisation of indifference. More »

 Barbara Ridpath

Calling all Students

by St Pauls Institute

Would you like to be in conversation with public philosopher Michael Sandel? More »

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Companies and Companionship

by Richard Ellis

Guest commentator Richard Ellis explores how we, as citizens, could help UK corporate public limited companies (PLCs) get back on track. More »

 Richard Ellis

Double-edged Philanthropy

by Barbara Ridpath

Barbara Ridpath helps us to consider if philanthropy is a better model for wealth redistribution than tax policy. More »

 Barbara Ridpath

Highlights from 2017

by St Pauls Institute

As 2017 ends and the New Year approaches we present some of this year's highlights. More »

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Productive Time

by Barbara Ridpath

The United Kingdom has a productivity problem. Here you will find a slightly 'tongue in cheek' response to a serious problem for your holiday reading. More »

 Barbara Ridpath

City Giving - How to Think About It

by Maddy Fry

As government subsidies for charities and the arts dwindle, what should be the role of the City? More »

 Maddy Fry
Democracy, Free Movement and the Common Good
How the Church of England is still fighting the War on Wonga
https://www.christiantoday.com/

Five years ago the archbishop of Canterbury declared 'War on Wonga'. Taking on Britain's largest payday company was part of the Archbishop's wider efforts to tackle high-cost lending and promote fair and affordable finance.

Plumber wins workers' rights battle against Pimlico Plumbers
https://bbc.in/2LLPMQ0

A plumber has won a legal battle for working rights in a Supreme Court ruling expected to have huge ramifications for freelance workers.

The Public Philosopher: Citizens of Nowhere?
https://bbc.in/2pG6gRb

Harvard philosopher Michael Sandel comes to St Paul's Cathedral to ask whether globalisation and deepening inequality have eroded the bonds that hold communities together.

The Guardian view on the common good: more Hobbes than Calvin
Re-imagining Britain and Democracy and the Common Good 19 March

How do we balance selfishness and community? A Christian tradition of ethical reasoning offers a helpful perspective

Church investors announce a harder line on AGM policy
http://bit.ly/2E7TnEP

The Church of England's investor's group says it will take a harder line on businesses that don't make enough progress.

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