Today is Maundy Thursday, a day rooted in ideas of loving one’s neighbour. It’s marked by the Queen giving coins to civilians. But does this ritual represent a society that truly believes in mutuality, connectedness and supporting one another—a ‘Shared Society’? Here Dan Corry and Professor Gerry Stoker argue that anyone serious about the Prime Minister’s idea of the Shared Society need to push the debate beyond sloganeering and towards a real agenda to drive change. And this means putting civil society front and centre.
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