Family matters for student performance
Student performance cannot be understood apart from family dynamics. What should our communities and larger society be doing to help ensure that future generations of children have a stable, supportive, family life?
A number of free, government funded, online courses which take under 1 hour to help you and contacts in the community find out more about Adverse Childhood Experiences - stressful events occurring in childhood which raise risk of poor life outcomes.
Retraining your brain to stop prejudice
We all have unconscious biases - the stuff you don't even know your brain is doing - quick to spot characteristics like age, race, social class and sort into groups that we might be wary of. You can change this.
Online - Partnering with local authorities
Faith Action. While many faith-based organisations have strong links with their local councils, it is sometimes difficult to know where to begin the conversation. Good engagement with councils can lead to a greater awareness of local faith-based assets and also result in funding opportunities, consultation and greater involvement.
COVID-19 has highlighted the need for local authorities to work alongside faith groups that have provided vital support and help for vulnerable communities – we would love to hear your experiences of this, good or bad.
Come along to share your experiences and find how best to approach your local authority and build lasting relationships.
Online - Community Business Festival 2020
Celebrate community businesses across the country. We're heading online to showcase some of the incredible community businesses around the country. Switch on for a free, inspirational, online Community Business Festival. Some sessions; ***How we saved our street. How the community in Plymouth took back their high street, breathing life into unused spaces. ***Behind the grind. Join us for a tour of Queens Mill as they produce the lockdown essential: flour! ***Plan C for Community. Reacting and adapting, the people supporting your neighbourhood through times of change with The Wharton Trust. ***How to make the perfect pie! Tips from the pros: Pie making with Liverpool's finest: Homebaked. ***How to sprout. Community gardening group, Black Rootz, grow seasonal and exotic veg. Find out how you can get started at home! ***How to look good sustainably. Slow fashion transformation challenge with Stitched Up and Makers HQ.
Online - Life on the Breadline conference
How has austerity impacted people in the UK? What are the implications of this for theology and faith-based social action? 2 years into the Life on the Breadline research, this conference grapples with these questions with a particular focus on Christian responses to UK poverty and austerity. The conference will have two keynote speakers: Human geographer Dr Sarah Marie Hall from the University of Manchester speaking on the unequal impact of austerity from her recently published everyday austerity ethnography, and theologian Professor Rachel Muers from the University of Leeds speaking on Christian social action and class.
Online - Thrive Conference 2020
What is God saying to us about how we support those around us suffering from fear, anxiety & uncertainty? What are the tools that people need to thrive in these new realities? What are the tools and principles for leading well at work? We are seeking to focus on six key areas for the 2020 conference: T - teaching. Biblical truth for troubling times. What does the Bible teach about how to thrive in times of difficulty? H- harvest. What are we seeing, where is God at work? How do we partner with God in bringing in the kingdom harvest? R - refresh. Personally, collectively, nationally, ecologically - helping us to find pools of refreshment amidst the many challenges I - inclusion. How do we work shoulder to shoulder with non-Christians in our workplace and cities to bring kingdom blessing to our nation? V - vision. What lies ahead for the church, work, and Scotland? What are the key principles and playbook for thriving in the new normal? E - ecosystem. How can we build a gospel eco-system that blesses our communities, cities and workplaces?
Online - Churches that Change Communities 2020
The event will take place online, with the morning programme of worship, prophetic contributions and keynote messages streamed live from The Message Trust in Manchester. Our keynote speakers are Martin Charlesworth and Rachel Gardner, and Sam Ward from the Message Trust will co-host the day alongside Martin.
In the afternoon, around 15 pre-recorded seminars will be released, and delegates will have exclusive access to them until the end of the month - no longer do you have to choose just two, but you can watch as many as you like.
The event will encourage and equip those working on the front line of social action and those churches with a heart to serve the most disadvantaged in our communities. It will be a call to us to rise up and act for the good of those around us trapped in poverty in the wake of the coronavirus.