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Joanna Hubbard

Working TOGETHER for better outcomes for Hackham

While community development may be well lead by one group; good community development can never be done by one group/organisation/Church alone.  Diversity is a (never to be underestimated) necessity of healthy, thriving community and it therefore needs to be deliberately fostered in any development process. But how do you get …

Advent, Community and #IllRideWithYou

At risk of being accused of jumping on the bandwagon I couldn’t give up the opportunity to celebrate the beautiful example of community that was expressed in the “I’ll Ride With You” hashtag last night. My heart truly soared. Yesterday many of our neighbours would have had due reason to …

The Challenge is to Start NOW!

One of the most profound lessons I have learned in my time working with communities is this: Whoever comes are the right people. Sounds simple, but so often it goes against our natural instincts. It certainly goes against my natural personality type in every way. But it is true. When …

Discovering Hidden Opportunities

Can our pity for the stranger actually get in the way of us loving them? This is the thought that has been making a home in my mind this week. In the lead up to Christmas I witness a lot of people who feel especially sorry for those “less fortunate …