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Dealing with difficult topics in meetings

We all have had the experience of the nightmare council meeting where a difficult topic leaves people with  divergent and entrenched views. Members leave tired and despondent.  Sometimes we need another way of bringing people together around challenging topics. Introduction to Hosting for Christian Communities is a one day workshop which will expand your options for convening …

road to recovery

Since the late 1960s the whole church has been confronted by its misuse of power against women and children.  Horrific stories of the abuse of children drawn to the attention of clergy who did not respond has been all too often common place.  Former institutions established to care for those …

I was genuinely surprised

Someone should have had a camera at group yesterday.  Joanna Hubbard and I have been beavering away at establishing a group of practice around community development principles for a while.   Last month’s group had five participants.  After checking my email in the morning I was hoping we would have …