Community

  • 22 Jun 2010

    We need to be vigilant to be sure that budget day is not also doomsday for local communities, especially the vulnerable for whom community and faith organisations exist, says Vaughan Jones, probing behind the government's 'big society' rhetoric and asking how the civil sector will be resourced and supported in a constrained market environment.

  • 6 Jun 2010

    The horror that was visited on West Cumbria on 2 June 2010 has been met with considerable dignity and emotional continence by the people of those shocked communities.

  • 5 Jul 2009

    The Communities First Association (CFA), a fast-growing inter-church movement based in the United States, has been formally launched at the beginning of July 2009.

  • 28 Jun 2009

    Public life demands ‘tough’ corporate attributes rather than what it labels ‘soft’ personal ones – like love and gratitude. Simon Barrow argues that the communal cultivation of loving relation is needed to help redirect the official anonymity of the social order.

  • 26 May 2009

    The best charity gifts help develop the independence and sustainability of struggling economies. In the hands of local people, a small business can be a powerful weapon in the fight against poverty.

  • 25 Jun 2008

    Many, including the Church of England, have argued that the government's 42 days detention without charge strategy is wrong - but what's the alternative?

  • 2 Jun 2008

    Connecting Communities conference

  • 9 May 2008

    Taking its inspiration and content both from Dave Andrews’ most recent book Compassionate Community Work and the work of Livability (formerly the Shaftesbury Society) and Tearfund with churches in t

  • 3 Jan 2008

    The campaigning group Black Mental Health UK has condemned the rapid rise in the number of suicides in prison over the past 12 months, and is seeking the backing of community and faith groups in its call for urgent government action.

  • 13 Dec 2007

    Our parliamentary politics is about mediating different interests in a society of strangers, says Simon Barrow. But bioethical decisions confront us with the need to move beyond accommodation and confrontation to moral community.