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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.
Giving a homeless person a chance
In the summer of 2017, some roofing contractors in north London spotted a homeless man sleeping on a bench close to their latest job. The man asked if they might need some help with their roofing job one morning..
Roving listening
Spending time with the neighbours in community, not to gauge their needs but to understand the talents. Hundreds of people now pass under the church's roof each week.
The friendship bench
Zimbabwe has been pioneering a groundbreaking mental health programme with stunning results. It uses public benches and a team of grandmothers to tackle depression.
The effect of 'community' on health
The death rate from all causes was 30% lower than expected. There was no suicide, no alcoholism, no drug addiction. People were dying of old age - that’s all.
Detached youthwork - threats and opportunities
SU suggests the Church only reaches 5% of young people in UK. Why not try detached youthwork? Here's 10 aspects of detached youthwork that could be viewed either as threats to or opportunities for the Church.
How come you guys don't give up on us?
There is something very persistent and consistent about the activity of a Christian community, committed to serve and committed to remain.
You won't save places you don't love
The homes, the classroom, the workplace or the marketplace can become sanctuaries as we learn how to love those places and all who share them with us.
Beauty out of brokenness
"There's hope in broken people. There's beauty in broken things. That's not just what happened to us but what also God wanted to do through us - bring hope, expose beauty."
Empathy not Sympathy  
Empathy binds us together. Sympathy divides us and turns us into consumers.

Events (3 found)

Church and Peace: Day of Reflection and Discussion - Birmingham
@Quaker Meeting House, 40 Bull St, Birmingham, B4 6AF
Birmingham Churches Together. During this day of reflection and discussion, which Church and Peace is organising in collaboration with Fellowship of Reconciliation UK, we will think about some of the deep divisions in our society and hear from people who are working towards healing these divisions and bringing people together. Keynote speaker will be Rev Al Barrett, an Anglican vicar who has been involved in an exciting journey of community building on a Birmingham estate over the last eight years.
UK Premiere - Unforgiveable - London
@Westminster Chapel Buckingham Gate London SW1E 6BS
On April 7th, 1994 in Rwanda, the Hutu majority government committed one of the most heinous genocides in human history. In a span of just 100 days, an estimated 800,000 people were killed: approximately 70% of the Tutsi population. To mark 25 years since this atrocity, Westminster Chapel and Agape are privileged to be partnering for the UK premiere of the film 'Unforgivable' - an award-winning short documentary about the forgiveness and reconciliation that emerged from the genocide in Rwanda. The documentary is set in Summer 2017, Rwanda. Alice is now 45 and is a survivor of the genocide. For years she has lived consumed by pain and hatred. The last thing she ever expected was for her executioner to return to ask for forgiveness. Follow Alice's incredible story at the first UK screening of this documentary, which will feature live Q&A with the film's Director, Giosue Petrone and Producer, Mary Beth Minnis.
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.

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