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Should doctors prescribe kindness?
A doctors' practice has developed a parenting programme of events, lessons, and tools promoting kindness. Practicing kindness and purpose benefits children and helps kids care for others and flourish themselves.
Do you know who made your clothes?
With increased transparency, brands and consumers can identify whether or not people are being exploited in the supply chain or if the environment is being harmed. An example social enterprise in Nepal.
Stuff - developing a healthy relationship with material things
Are we preparing our children to be happy and free adults as we immerse them in a society where image is king and consumerism seems to control us? Some insights from parents...
5 checkpoints for work as worship
Is our business a God-centred business, using profit for giving, innovating best products and services, building good processes, nurturing people? An altar to worship Him in a deeper, meaningful way?
What does it mean to be a Christian entrepreneur? 
There are hundreds of Christian entrepreneurs who struggle with anxiety. Why? It relates to identity. It comes from a feedback loop that doesn’t come from their time in Scripture, but from society at large.
Ethical Addictions
They prayed that EA would be a company that honours God; gives back to the communities they buy from; build relationships with people and do right by them... Now 14 years later, Covid hits..
Nelson Mandela through the eyes of his prison chaplain, Colin Chambers 
Mandela said, "I know that if I don't leave all my unforgiveness, resentment and bitterness behind when I walk through those gates, I will be walking out into another prison of my making."
What workers want from their local church 
Working Christians want their churches to provide encouragement and support for their work, provide guidance for how to engage faith at work and have more empathy with respect to the demands of their work.
From outsourcing to ethical sourcing 
Every employer has the power to effect significant social change right now – through their purchasing and outsourcing decisions. Three key tests..
Why are people ignoring expert warnings?—Psychological Reactance 
When you tell me what to do, a part of me feels compelled to do the opposite. 5 things we can do about the effect of this resistance.
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Events (6 found)

Online - Faith in Business - Creating Sustainable Businesses
Global warming and a climate crisis. Pollution and waste. Ending poverty and ensuring human rights. These are some of the most serious issues facing humanity today - and for Christians we know this is a responsibility God has placed on us since creation (Genesis 2:15).

Continuing our series helping Christians to live and work with purpose, sustainability expert Duncan Gray will help us explore this crucial area, considering questions such as:
Is an ethical business approach always a sustainable business approach?
Can a purpose-led business be unsustainable?
Do Christians have a distinctive approach to creating more sustainable businesses?

Duncan will help us understand these questions biblically and practically, equipping us to build sustainable businesses that care for God's creation.
Online - Rage Against the Machine - Discipleship in the digital age
One thing has become crystal clear over the last year: we’re incredibly dependent on technology. With family chats on Zoom, working from home, and church online, our screen time has gone through the roof, and we’ve relied on tech to connect us to the outside world. 

But how often do we stop to think about how the technology we use every day is forming us? Is it possible that our technology is subtly teaching us what’s good, what’s evil, and what it means to be human? As the digital world grows in influence, it’s vital to understand how it serves – and violates – God’s purposes for creation. Because as Christians, we all have a duty to use our technology in a way that brings healing to ourselves and our communities – and communicates the gospel to our virtual neighbours in a meaningful way.

Join us for an evening of lively discussion on this crucial topic – and discover together what it looks like to make a difference for Christ in this tech-dominated age.
Online - Workplace Habits for Better Decisions
How can I make better decisions at work?

Many young professionals struggling with imposter syndrome would love to know the answer to just that question. But the answer isn’t simple, it’s not a formula, and it’s not a one-size fits all approach.

Effective and wise decisions are made by effective and wise people, who are able to adapt to new insights and critically evaluate their progress. So how do I become that kind of person?
Online - Undoing Inequality Through Business
How business can make the world a fairer place?

In the Bible, ‘jubilee’ points us to the God-given practice of undoing inequality. For Old Testament Israel, it meant slaves were freed, prisoners were released, and debts were cancelled every seven years. People got a fresh start, and the society of God’s chosen people was realigned with the kingdom of heaven.

How can we model that vision in the 21st-Century UK and beyond? And in a global society that often seems dominated by market forces, what role can businesses play in creating a fairer world?
Online - Building on the Rock: Christians in Construction
Glorifying God on the building site

As Christians in construction, what does it mean for our work to be distinctive and transformative? How can we showcase Christ – in what we do and say at work, and in our work itself?

Construction work mirrors the character of the creator God. When we build, we’re imitating our loving heavenly Father – the one who laid the foundations of the Earth. And we can find fulfilment and joy in the knowledge that God cares deeply about what we’re doing.
Online - Making Disciples for Today’s & Tomorrow’s Workplace
How do we empower God’s people for their workplaces?

Every week, hundreds of thousands of Christians go to work in the UK. It’s a huge mission field. How do we equip them in our churches to make the most of it for Christ? 

Ahead of the release of Mark Greene’s resource, Making Disciples for Today’s & Tomorrow’s Workplace, join us to explore key lessons on this urgent subject, drawn from 20 years of research and experience. Together with LICC’s Director of Church Relationships Ken Benjamin, Mark will share practical tips to help your church inspire people to see their day jobs through God’s eyes – and send them out ready to serve him in and through their work.

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