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Lent – a time for discovering our true identity and celebrating and affirming others in theirs

Lent – can it be a good time to recognise our own vulnerabilities and reconnect with our own true identity? Celebrating and affirming the good things we see in one another can be a powerful route

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Hope as an Act of Resistance

Corin Pilling explores the nature of hope and discovers it is most powerful and life-giving when it is collectively nurtured and shared. When we come together as friends and communities to articulate things

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The Reason I Jump – experiencing autism through a boy’s eyes – David Mitchell

In 2014, a new book hit the shelves: ‘The Reason I Jump: One Boy’s Voice from the Silence of Autism’. Written by a thirteen year-old boy ‘Naoki Higashida’ and translated by

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Hygge and happiness – choosing friendship this new year

Sharing, being kind, relaxing with friends – Gay Search discovers how to hygge for the new year. The latest export from Scandinavia to arrive on our shores along with snowflake sweaters, Scandi-noir

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44 marathons, 44 European countries, 44 consecutive days

On April 1st 2017 Peter Thompson begins an epic adventure: 44 marathons across 44 European countries in 44 consecutive days! This will involve running a marathon within every country in Europe –

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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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Church can be a place to welcome people living with dementia

We all need to find ways of creating more inclusive communities for those living with dementia. Churches are ideally placed to make an important response, says Livability’s Associate on Dementia, Charlotte

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Are our communities a place of belonging for all? Working for partnership and inclusion

When asked to imagine a community, we would probably describe a group or groups of people brought together by interests, shared space, beliefs or experience. Not that this suggests that conformity is necessary

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We make the road by walking – carving out space for participation in the community

I’ve just returned from a week of walking a section of the Camino de Santiago de Compostela. For those unfamiliar with it, the Camino is a traditional route of pilgrimage in tribute to St. James, running

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