Expanding the imagination about democracy could help to focus resources on the projects that are most meaningful to local communities.
Transformation Rosario Argentina
In 2011, Barrio Las Flores in Rosario, Argentina, was overrun by battling drug cartels. Then Gregorio Avalos, a Christian, ran for president of the neighbourhood association and won by four votes.
Paranaque City transformation
In recent years, this city has been transformed, as the leaders have declared Paranaque a city dedicated to God. A major breakthrough occurred when permission was given to Christians to hold daily prayer meetings right in the heart of the City Hall.
The Scottish government recently announced 21 project awards totalling £900,000 from their Fair Food Transformation Fund. This fund supports initiatives across the country that are seeking to reduce reliance on emergency food aid.
A time for reconciliation
Steve Clifford, Director General of the Evangelical Alliance speaks about how the church needs to model reconciliation in these times of divided opinions, upheaval and uncertainty.
Webb Memorial Trust - Launch of Rethinking Poverty - London
@Shaw Library, London School of Economics Old Building LSE Houghton Street, WC2A 2AE
In our society, a wealthy minority flourish, while around one-fifth experience chronic poverty and many people on middle incomes fear for their futures. Social policy has failed to find answers to these problems. Rethinking Poverty argues that we need to start with the society we want, rather than framing poverty as a problem to be solved. Based on an extensive research programme, a key theme is to increase people’s sense of agency in building the society that they want.
Social and economic factors in the Black Country - Bilston
@C/O BCUIM, St Peter’s House, Exchange Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1TS
Mission and ministry in the Black Country. To be effective we need to understand the culture and its shaping by geography, history and economics. Organisations increasingly work in partnership and the Church is often asked to contribute to decision-making processes that affect our communities. This course explains how we might engage with these opportunities and encourages further enquiry. Course over 3 days - Oct, Nov and Jan.