The legitimacy of a business should depend on its ability to create value for society. How do you measure that and create accounting standards that reflect a company’s financial, social and environmental performance?
Whole people - healing communities
Trauma interrupts normal child development and exacts deep costs, to both the individual and the community. Here is a story of one neighbourhood working to change its destiny..
What is prosperity?
Prosperity is much more than mere wealth or economic growth. True prosperity is when all people have the opportunity to thrive and freedom to fulfill their unique potential taking responsibility for contributing to their communities and nations.
Volunteering and human flourishing
For many, engaging in volunteering can be a powerful way to contribute to the good of others, to the community, to the common good, and to the good of the person volunteering as well - with significant health benefits.
"How do we help our neighbours escape poverty?". CrossPurpose has a mission to abolish economic, relational, and spiritual poverty through career and community development. 473 neighbours so far graduated and escaped poverty...
Imagine your community as a human library
What would it look like if every community member saw themselves as an educator or mentor? Each of us has unique stories, skills, passions and experiences. When we share these gifts with each other..
Low-income communities have assets
You have to start with the belief that people have capacities and abilities and they can be powerful. I’ve never seen a low-income neighbourhood that really changed because they finally got enough agencies fixing them.
Online - Wisdom Lab: Shaping Culture
How do we follow Christ in a post-Christendom context? And when public faith is suspect, what does it take to shape our bit of God’s world toward shalom?
We often say ‘be in the world but not of the world’ or ‘like the men of Issachar, read the signs of the times’. But what does this mean practically for my local street and the places I work and play? We need fresh vision to move past the platitudes and embrace God’s mission in a godly way. Neither taking over nor retreating, what does it look like to truly bless and love my neighbours?
We often look at the whole landscape of society when we think about shaping culture – the heights of fame, the highest levels of politics, the pinnacles of business achievement. But in order to wisely traverse the cultural peaks, we first need to map our own day-to-day frontline’s tricky contours and chart a path following in Christ’s footsteps. We need new words and new ways to reach our particular time and place.
This experimental forum will guide you there. Provocative stories, holistic theology, practical wisdom, a community journeying together through better conversation – this is a safe place to wrestle and test a hunch or three.