How resilient is your town?
Following drought in Cape Town, the council approved Cape Town Resilience Strategy. This addressed how to build resilience to future shocks. The City had, in effect, a broad framework with which to mount its Covid-19 response.
Time to reset capitalism
To build a future where all people can work with dignity, care for themselves and loved ones, where our planet is healthy, our economy thrives, we must reimagine our economic system so it works for all of us today and long-term.
Time for a plastic paradigm shift
Plastic pollution is getting worse, and fast. Solving this growing problem requires creating a plastics economy that is smart, sustainable, and circular. 10 critical findings re actions..
Are we really well?
Have we created environments that help us to be well? How can we build wellness together where we live? There are four key foundations on which we need to build..
Online - Closing Ranks - Vital lessons in race relations from a former Met Superintendent
Leroy Logan is a former superintendent in the Metropolitan Police and a founding member of the Black Police Association Charitable Trust.
In Closing Ranks, Leroy describes his 30 eventful years policing around London. This revealing book is a vital lesson in race relations for modern-day Britain, a manifesto for anyone with a desire to mentor young people, and was the inspiration for Steve McQueen’s recent highly-acclaimed film Red, White and Blue.
Revd Natasha Beckles is a curate, educator, organisational culture and leadership consultant, and an independent adoption-fostering panelist. She has been licensed by the Bishop of Edmonton to consider youth ministry and contextual safeguarding practice.
The common good and the role of the Government
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Though the family and civil society have their own responsibilities for the common good, there is, of course, a role for the state.
The appropriate role for the state is contested even amongst those who are dedicated to the promotion of the common good. Some argue for a strong, centralised state that guides the economy and explicitly supports civil society and the family. Meanwhile, others prefer a decentralised model, rooted in the renewal of place, and in the revitalising of local and regional institutions. Others believe that only a more hands-off approach will allow civil society and the family the room, freedom and resources to flourish.
Our final panel in the series will investigate the role of government in promoting the common good – from ideas to action.