Forgiveness versus revenge
..as responses to victimization. Compared with revenge, forgiveness was more effective at restoring sense of humanity - less self-harm, greater sense of belonging and greater importance of moral identity.
Trauma as a place of service
There are many in this world who suffer from totally undeserved injustice and trauma. If we, as the body of Christ, look to suffering humanity, we would realise that trauma is perhaps the greatest mission field of the 21stC.
R;pple - suicide prevention technology
Alice Hendy lost her brother Josh, 21, on 25/11/2020 to suicide. Josh had been researching how to take his own life via harmful internet searches. In order to prevent more suicides, Alice set up R;pple to discretely intercept harmful searches.
Create a gratitude wall
One or a number of linked blackboards labelled 'Today, I am grateful for..'. People write their answers in chalk on the board(s). Many benefits inc freeing from toxic emotions, appreciation of people, improved mental health..
Talking to our young people about war
"This war is not hitting them as the first challenge given the pandemic. My children's concept of the world now is that it's a scary, unpredictable, risk-filled place and their future is uncertain.." How to help..
In-Person - ACC National Conference 2022 - Swanwick
@Hayes Conference Centre, Swanwick, Alfreton, Derbyshire,
The theme of the conference is drawn from Galatians 3:28 “There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” (NIV) As an ecumenical body, we want to celebrate the diversity amongst our membership and in the field of counselling and ministry of pastoral care; equally we want to celebrate the unity we have in Christ. We trust the conference will be a vehicle for it.
There is a full training programme.
In-Person - Heaven in Healthcare 2022 - Kent
@Eastgate, 141 Springhead Parkway, Northfleet
Imagine if Jesus was a colleague in your workplace. What difference would he make? This image is one that helps shape our thinking at Heaven in Healthcare and underpins our vision. Let your imagination run free as you consider and dream about the possibilities….
We invite you to be part of the ongoing great adventure of learning how to see the full resources of Christianity utilised within the Healthcare environment. The outcome will be enhanced healthcare provision, enhanced job satisfaction for healthcare workers (of any description), and the good news of our glorious God being more widely known.
We invite you to come, gather, and be part of a community of like-minded Christians who are encouraging and stimulating one another in the pursuit of the kingdom of heaven. You will hear amazing stories and meet inspirational people, and we look forward to connecting with you and hearing your own stories. The Holy Spirit is at work in all Christians and He gives us limitless potential so that the outcome of our lives will be more than we could possibly ask or imagine.
Heaven in Healthcare is built around a framework of three foundational elements that work together towards this outcome, and this Autumn Conference will be based on these things:
Online - Quakers and Business Conference 2022: Coping Ethically with the Challenges of the New Workplace
Focusing on ways of improving business both for workers in the business and business owners where relevant. The event includes high quality guest speakers, workshops and opportunities to talk to other attendees.
In the wake of the pandemic we have the cost of living crisis, war in Ukraine and the deepening climate emergency. How can we face these challenges with faith and hope for the future of our workplace?
We face a plethora of practical, moral and ethical dilemmas. Are resilience, adaptability, and the ability to pivot in a new direction the ways to a new future?
If we can survive and cope - can we profit from the new workplace?
Is a new ethical approach the route to sustainable prosperity?
How do we respond to these challenges?
Online and In-Person - Churches that Change Communities 2022
@New Life Church, The Ridgeway Centre Featherstone Road Wolverton Mill Milton Keynes
'Responding to a Deepening Crisis’
The day will include all the usual elements of worship, great teaching, personal ministry and prophetic input. Keynotes plus seminars on:
Responding to Emotional Distress
Limited Leader, Limitless God
Responding Quickly to Crisis
Hope for the Hopeless
Helping Others without Hurting Yourself
It's Breakthrough Time
Equipping Kids to Capture God's Heart
Journeying from Social Action to Belonging