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Articles (65 found)

Four core regrets in life
“How often do you look back in your life and wish you had done something differently?” Analysis of 23,000 regrets from around world show four core regrets and how regret, while painful in the moment, can help us move forward.
6 keys of connection: turning your neighbourhood into a community 
Neighbours are a wellspring of abilities, knowledge, passions, experiences. When we encourage, support, share, enjoy neighbours, we put the world to rights on our street, build connection.
Social Impact Entertainment
The term social impact entertainment (SIE) broadly refers to entertainment media that aims to drive progressive social change - typically via raising awareness of an issue and then promoting some form of behaviour change on the part of the audience.
Using mass media to create positive behaviour change and peacebuilding 
Mass media propaganda has been used to generate hatred and perpetuate conflict. Can it also be a tool to maintain and rebuild peace and change negative behaviour? Some insights..
Thriving Cities (or towns)
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.
Knowing when to quit
“What are the signs that, if I see them in the future, will cause me to exit the road I’m on? What could I learn about the state of the world or the state of myself that would change my commitment to this decision?”
Making Change: What Works
Movements change the world. Throughout history, loosely organised networks of individuals and organisations have sought changes to societies – and won. What can we learn from success or failure?
What do friends have to do with economic mobility? 
Social capital-the strength of one's social network, community-is a determinant of outcomes from education to health. A study reveals importance of friendships across socioeconomic class lines and more...
Praying for patients
"Am I allowed to share my faith and pray with patients? What if I get struck off?" Pray with people, but at their request. Respond to people's questions with compassion and respect. A look at what the Bible and professional bodies do and do not say..
Working in partnership for positive health - stories from Fleetwood
In Lancashire, a range of local partners are creatively collaborating with local residents across the community to positively change things. Initiative is known as Healthier Fleetwood.
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Events (4 found)

Online - Coming Home to a Foreign Country
Returning to the UK/Passport country can feel like returning to a foreign country when mission workers have been working overseas for a long time. It’s even possible that their children were born overseas and may have never experienced life in the UK/Passport Country for more than a few weeks, so with a whole range of 'progressive' ideologies with a focus on identity politics to consider, it can be daunting and confusing for those 'coming home'.

How can we support parents and children to prepare for the adjustment when their 're’-entry transition comes? How much do they know from online sources, and what else do they need to know?

During this online event we'll discuss some of the key cultural changes to be mindful of, and attendees will also have the chance to hear from three different mission workers who have returned 'home' to learn about some of the challenges they faced. The event will conclude on a practical note with a clear checklist designed to help us help navigate their return.
Online - Roundtable: Church Personas
The church personas from the Evangelical Alliance offers insights into the attitudes and motivations of people within the UK church. Through the Being Human project, research was commissioned to better understand the various tribes found within UK churches. Following the research, six core personas were identified, each with distinct motivations and attitudes. Join Jo Frost, director of communications and engagement, for a 90 minute training session, exploring who these tribes are and how best to engage and disciple them in your context.
In-Person - Identity, Mission and Citizenship: Intergenerational diaspora conversations - London
@Evangelical Alliance, 176 Copenhagen St, London
A day of considering issues around identity, mission and citizenship across generations of diaspora communities in the UK. Presentation of research will inform.
In-Person - Hutchmoot UK - Swanwick
@The Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, Derbyshire
A long weekend of live music, delicious food and conversation, and a series of discussions centred on art, faith, and the telling of great stories across a range of mediums.
Features of Hutchmoot UK are:
  • Music in the round and concert performances
  • Seminar sessions on all kinds of topics related to the arts and creativity, Christian discipleship, and spirituality.
  • Keynote address and plenary gatherings
  • Plenty of time and space to relax, meet and chat 
  • Exhibition space at which attenders can display and sell artwork
  • Opportunities for writers, musicians, and artisans to sell merchandise.

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