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Swords into ploughshares
In an event organised by Bonny Downs Baptist Church in East London, 800 Londoners joined forces to chant ‘no to violence’ and melt down knives seized from London’s streets to make new garden tools and sculpture for display in a community garden.
What makes your neighbourhood work? 
Finding and mobilizing a neighbourhood’s assets. An overview of Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) and its four essential elements.
One in five Britons have nobody to open up to about problems 
Men are more likely than women to feel they don’t have someone they can confide in: a quarter (24%) say they have no one to turn to, compared to 17% of women.
Training for living and working cross-culturally 
A 10-week course in Gloucester which provides crucial preparation you need if you are planning to work cross-culturally, at home or overseas.
Community fridges
More than 50 Community Fridges have popped up across the UK helping thousands connect to their communities, access nutritious food, save money and reduce waste.
Reducing the cost of the school day for disadvantaged families
A project aimed at reducing the disadvantage poorer families experience in meeting the cost of the school day has seen high levels of participation from children, their families, parent council members and school staff.
Building the Common Good
The Here: Now: Us People Common Good Training Workshop is a one-day introduction to the Common Good, designed to empower and equip people from across the Christian traditions to help strengthen civil society and build community.
How compassion can triumph over toxic childhood trauma  
Supportive relationships are a key ingredient for change. Support from friends, family, spouses or neighbours or involvement in community can boost the quality and security of life for people.
Transforming Poverty - small group course
Six sessions for churches and house groups using the film 'I, Daniel Blake' to engage with God’s heart for poverty in your community.
Neighbourhood soup 
Why not hold the occasional micro-granting event to help highlight and fund local projects in your community? A collaboration, a meal together, a platform for connection, a safe space, community helping fund its own people and a forum.

Events (3 found)

The Compassion Hub - Dewsbury
@Dewsbury Minster, Rishworth Road, Dewsbury WF12 8DD
The Compassion Hub is an informal special interest group which brings together people with an interest in the field of compassion and its development and application across a range of disciplines, including healthcare, business and education. What is Compassion? How do we foster compassionate communities? Recent research by Paul Gilbert and others has shone new light onto the origins and function of compassion in human society. Mike Gartland will introduce a discussion based on this and on both where it leads in terms of a deeper understanding of what we understand by compassion, and also on the implications for how we bring compassion into our community. Contact: Debby Walker: Tel: 01924 316282 Angela Barker: Tel: 01924 316281
Theology in the public square - Hoddeston
@High Leigh Conference Centre Lord Street Hoddesdon Hertfordshire EN11 8SG
This conference will address the relationships of religion and public life - the role and impact of faith in culture, economics, media, community organising and public policy. Speakers and workshops will explore questions of church and politics, secular vocations for lay people, grass-roots campaigning and representations of religion in popular culture, considering the challenges of engaging ethically and strategically with the media. Planned sessions; The Church and Politics Today - Malcolm Brown, Mission & Public Affairs, Church of England Faith and Multi-Culturalism/Religious Literacy - Prof. Adam Dinham, Goldsmith’s University, Theology and the Media - Rosie Dawson, William Temple Foundation, The Politics of Dissent - Dr Maria Power, University of Liverpool, The Tradition of Community Organising - Anna Rowlands, University of Durham, ‘Discipleship’, Faith and Public Life - Panel: Jonathan Draper, Elaine Graham, Maria Power.
Social Housing Scottish Annual Conference - Glasgow
@The Studio, 67 Hope Street Glasgow G2 6AE
Bringing together 200 plus ?nance directors and business leaders from across the Scottish housing sector to learn how to stay ahead in this new ?nancial, economic and political landscape. Leading speakers will take the stage to deliver hard-hitting presentations, panel debates and ?reside chats covering the most crucial topics including the implications of Brexit, 50,000 homes target – progress and next steps, regulatory framework, funding and investment opportunities, tenant challenges, governance as well as taking a look into the future post 2021.

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