A “compassionate community” scheme in Frome aimed at tackling loneliness and associated ill health has helped cut emergency hospital admissions by 17%.
Why beauty matters
“At every level of the human experience, we are looking for the beautiful, something that gives priority to our souls, not just our physical needs.”
Why do we need to wait for government or authorities to steer money to local projects? Here's some ideas about getting the local community involved in action and funding.
Food security and jobs for unemployed
On the rooftops of the tall buildings in Johannesburg, a green revolution is happening - an initiative to create urban gardening businesses on vacant roofs aimed at creating jobs for the unemployed whilst at the same time providing food.
Practical action for employers minded by the common good to help address the widening gap between top earners and lowest paid workers.
Piggy Bank Friday
An initiative in primary schools with 10-11 year olds to develop financial literacy. At one school. pupils saved over £24,000 in one year.
The New Contextual Church Conference - Durham
@St John's College 3 South Bailey Durham DH1 3RJ
A day conference bringing together pioneers/practitioners and academics researching new forms of church, with keynote speaker, Michael Moynagh. Come to hear the latest research into fresh expressions of church, new contextual churches and new ecclesial communities, and to hear stories from practitioners working in this field.