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‘Quiet, please’ – The benefits of silent prayer as a path to deeper faith and wellbeing

I live in the centre of London. By many standards my neighbourhood could be considered to be a quiet area, though not by reputation. You might be surprised to discover that it’s possible to find peace

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‘The power of belonging – discovering the confidence to lead with vulnerability’ – an extract

Will van der Hart and Rob Waller believe that authentic leaders are those who have faced their issues of shame, insecurity and loneliness and choose to reveal their vulnerability. Sharing their own stories

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‘We all need a little mercy now’, recognising the universal need for grace

In the midst of potentially overwhelming national and local circumstances, Corin Pilling reflects on the difference it would make if, instead of focusing on our differences and labelling people, we remembered

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A carer’s perspective – Ten ways churches can offer more support to carers

One in eight adults in the UK has a caring role, with about 6,000 people taking on caring responsibilities each day. Churches can offer practical support for carers, but don’t always know where to start.

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A new angle on Happiness: Livability launch a new wellbeing and community building resource

Giving happiness a new angle and helping churches tackle anxiety and social isolation was the order of the day at a community event this week. Hosted by Livability and attended by church and community

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A stronger economy must mean a stronger community as well

In a recent talk, The Archbishop of Canterbury and Livability President, Justin Welby, has criticised tax avoidance in the corporate sector and emphasised the importance of ‘paying what’s due’. The

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A word on mindfulness

Peter Johnson is a psychotherapist and teaches mindfulness to adults and in schools. Before starting his own business, Peter trained as a nurse and worked in the in the community. We asked Peter about

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An Engaged Community In the Midst of Global Change

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” – Mister Rogers I chanced

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Bad endings and dead ends in community work? Let’s look to the reckless sower

A harvest reflection by Corin Pilling As each new season arrives, it offers an invitation to stop and pause. What was, is gone, or fading. I find I’m drawn to a reflective space as autumn approaches

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Becoming ‘one of us’ – one church’s community engagement journey

Locality is a national network of ambitious and enterprising community-led organisations, working together to help neighbourhoods thrive. The organisation has been identifying different locations around

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