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Reducing discrimination between groups 
A 'shared identity' helps bring people together. We may have institutions that make it hard for some to stay part of a common identity. People are not hardwired to be racist, etc - we are hardwired to be group-ish.
Own your own source of low cost green power
Ripple Energy offers people part-ownership of a wind farm with 1000's of others as a co-op. This gives consumers direct access to UK's cheapest source of electricity-helping reduce bills and carbon footprint.
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...
How to set up a community engagement panel
Deliberative initiatives provide local government with valuable opportunities to bring communities together, source innovative solutions on topics ranging from mobility to social care, climate, inclusion, safety.
If I led Levelling Up – local changemakers speak
"We know that at hyper-local level, people understand what causes of concern are. They are careful with public funds, are prepared to work together to get best impact. Levelling Up needs to build on this."
Rekindling Democracy
When institutions begin to replace civic life, they regulate citizens to 2nd place; consumers of government services. Experts and officials are superior to the people they serve. Over time, 5 consequences become evident...
How migration has shaped who we are 
The Migration Museum explores how movement of people to/from Britain has shaped identity–as individuals, communities, a nation. New Exhibition shines light on role migrant entrepreneurs have played in shaping our lives.
Faith changes everything about your work - 2
You need to be preaching in ways that talk about their work, thinking about city impact from their work, what work suffering does in their hearts, blogging about their work, visiting them at their workplaces.
Faith changes everything about your work - 1
By seeing something broken and trying to care for people impacted by that brokenness, an act of love in the workplace led to natural evangelism conversation about how it all began because of Christian beliefs.
Community life - a trade-off between inclusion and exclusivity 
Well-meaning communities erect barriers against families and households who wish to live in a community with thick social ties but who are unable to afford the price of admission.
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Events (2 found)

Online - Open Book - A Public Faith: How Followers of Christ Should Serve the Common Good
In many ways, living as a ‘royal priesthood’ (1 Peter 2:9) is simpler (and safer) under a liberal democracy. But as recent political economic turmoil has demonstrated, things are still pretty upside-down in 21st-Century Britain.
Our Christian identity and message is distinctive, and must be declared in word and deed. But how can we do this as one particular voice among many in our pluralistic society, when religious comments on the status quo are often seen as intolerant and unwelcome? And how do we guard against faith’s malfunctions, whether being overly defensive or controlling?
To help you explore these questions, join LICC for a three-week discussion of Miroslav Volf’s modern classic, A Public Faith: How Followers of Christ Should Serve the Common Good.
Session 2: Thursday 9 March | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Session 3: Thursday 23 March | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Online - Wisdom Lab: The Common Good
Right and left. Traditional and progressive. Old and young. Rural and urban. In these turbulent times, our public square is fragmenting, as a number of different worldviews and ideologies jostle for top spot. And as secularism takes hold, Christianity doesn’t have the cultural authority it once did – indeed, faith perspectives are often ignored, maligned, or misunderstood.
Yet it’s in the public square, our workplaces, our neighbourhoods, our families that Christ has called us to live as salt and light, bringing out the God-flavours and God-colours of the world.
So, how might we live distinctly, whilst partnering with those around us – however different their views may be – to pursue the common good? How might we live as a creative minority, to ‘seek the peace and prosperity’ of the places God has put us (Jeremiah 29:7)? How can we use our influence to join in with God’s redemptive work?

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