ACEs reduction is a community initiative
From an interview by Community Resilience Initiati
Resilience is the responsibility of not just one sector, but all sectors. Could every sector share the information on ACEs, brain development, and resilience as a platform on which to build particular strengths, skills, and capacities?
Thriving Cities (or towns)
From a report by the Institute for Advanced Studie
What does it mean and take to thrive in my city, and how can I contribute? Six areas of community wealth and well-being: Truth, Prosperity, Good, Justice and Order, Beauty and Sustainability.
Agents of Flourishing - pursuing shalom in every corner of society
From a talk at Q Ideas
Six areas; the True - knowledge, learning, Prosperous - economic life, Good - social mores, ethics, Just and Well-Ordered - political, civic life, Beautiful - creativity, design, Sustainable - natural, physical health.
Reducing discrimination between groups
From an article from Behavioral Scientist
A 'shared identity' helps bring people together. We may have institutions that make it hard for some to stay part of a common identity. People are not hardwired to be racist, etc - we are hardwired to be group-ish.
Own your own source of low cost green power
From information from Ripple Energy
Ripple Energy offers people part-ownership of a wind farm with 1000's of others as a co-op. This gives consumers direct access to UK's cheapest source of electricity-helping reduce bills and carbon footprint.
What do friends have to do with economic mobility?
From an article by Behavioural Scientist
Social capital-the strength of one's social network, community-is a determinant of outcomes from education to health. A study reveals importance of friendships across socioeconomic class lines and more...
How to set up a community engagement panel
From a guide by Citizen's Lab
Deliberative initiatives provide local government with valuable opportunities to bring communities together, source innovative solutions on topics ranging from mobility to social care, climate, inclusion, safety.
Online - Wisdom Lab: The Common Good
Right and left. Traditional and progressive. Old and young. Rural and urban. In these turbulent times, our public square is fragmenting, as a number of different worldviews and ideologies jostle for top spot. And as secularism takes hold, Christianity doesn’t have the cultural authority it once did – indeed, faith perspectives are often ignored, maligned, or misunderstood.
Yet it’s in the public square, our workplaces, our neighbourhoods, our families that Christ has called us to live as salt and light, bringing out the God-flavours and God-colours of the world.
So, how might we live distinctly, whilst partnering with those around us – however different their views may be – to pursue the common good? How might we live as a creative minority, to ‘seek the peace and prosperity’ of the places God has put us (Jeremiah 29:7)? How can we use our influence to join in with God’s redemptive work?
Online - Unreached23 - The Peacebuilding Imperative
The focus will be on God’s mission to create peace between all peoples, through Jesus Christ, and how we can play our part.
As every year, there will also be a wide range of seminars and break-out spaces with mission practitioners from across the globe, sharing their wisdom for wherever you find yourself on the cross-cultural journey.
“All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation.” II Corinthians 5:18
As guest speakers we welcome Owen Hylton (London, UK) and Michael Feulner (Yalova, Turkiye) to offer different perspectives on what God is doing in his desire to create a new, multi-racial redeemed family through the church.