Creating a 'Social Business City'
From an article by Pioneers Post
Taoyuan City, Taiwan has created “an enabling ecosystem for social businesses, social enterprises and social innovation” by removing obstacles and giving them the “power, means, opportunities and authority to pursue their goals”
The expectation of fatherhood as a vocation
From an article by the Institute of Family Studies
Without an involved father, the family cannot approach the perfection of which it is capable. We must do everything in our power to recapture, reignite, and recommit to the expectation of fatherhood as a vocation, a calling in life.
Thriving Cities (or towns)
From a report by the Institute for Advanced Studie
What does it mean and take to thrive in my city, and how can I contribute? Six areas of community wealth and well-being: Truth, Prosperity, Good, Justice and Order, Beauty and Sustainability.
From a session at the Transform Our World 2022 con
One thing we have learned is that when you have purpose plus unity plus communication, you have unlimited potential. We, the Ekklesia and authorities and others, have the same vision - to see our city transformed. God is connecting us.
Dismantling the poverty premium
From a report by the Centre for Social Justice (CS
Limited means of consumers on low incomes reduces their economic flexibility, creates costly choices, which then serves to reduce their overall means. This cycle of paying over the odds makes up the poverty premium.
Buying local - food
From a presentation at a GoLab Conference
In Colombia, a law mandates all gov. agencies that buy food eg hospitals, schools, etc., buy a min of 30% of food from local small holders/farms. Addresses rural poverty, cuts food miles, helps food security, creates local markets.
How to set up a community engagement panel
From a guide by Citizen's Lab
Deliberative initiatives provide local government with valuable opportunities to bring communities together, source innovative solutions on topics ranging from mobility to social care, climate, inclusion, safety.
If I led Levelling Up – local changemakers speak
From a blog by We're Right Here
"We know that at hyper-local level, people understand what causes of concern are. They are careful with public funds, are prepared to work together to get best impact. Levelling Up needs to build on this."
Connecting social action and faith-sharing
From a booklet by Share Jesus International
A helpful booklet about lessons learnt from social action + faith sharing. Case studies, tips and practical suggestions. "When you meet a need, you create a context to share something of the hope we have."
Online - The baby brain: Learning in leaps and bounds
Learn how the baby brain changes from pregnancy to toddlerhood, and what parents, teachers and policymakers can do to ensure kids are set up for success.
Every baby’s brain has a nearly infinite potential to learn and thrive, coupled with an exquisite vulnerability to adverse experiences, starting in utero. By the time a child reaches kindergarten, their brain has more than doubled in size, on average. But, as any parent will tell you, every child reaches such milestones on their own schedule.
A conversation with leading developmental cognitive neuroscientist Damien Fair and Zero to Three’s Miriam Calderón, a national expert in early education policy.