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Following the success of our last 'porridge stall' here in Edinburgh, we have chosen to support the local charity Child Poverty Action Group in Scotland (CPAG) with another one from 8am to 12pm at St John's Church, on the corner of Princes Street and Lothian Road, on Friday 25 January 2012.
Are you still searching for a meaningful New Year's resolution or for a rewarding way to help charitable endeavour and local communities?
On 24 November 2012, a factory in Bangladesh, Tazreen Fashions, went up in flames killing at least 120 workers and injuring 150 more.
Look out for live tweets from the 'Occupy the Issues' conference and seminar in Edinburgh today, beginning at 100.00am. These can be followed @simonbarrow on Twitter, using hashtags #occupy and #occupyissues.
'Peace Building, Peace Keeping and Conflict Resolution: The Civil Society Contribution' is the overall theme for an international symposium to launch the Edinburgh Peace Initiative.
Over the past month I have spent many hours at St John's Episcopal Church in Edinburgh, which has been the lead venue for the 2012 Festival of Spirituality and Peace.