Community Organizing

How to Really Make Multiculturalism Work

Elizabeth Oldfield | Posted 19.08.2013 | UK Politics
Elizabeth Oldfield

It didn't used to be like this. 50 years ago, in most parts of the country, you not only knew your neighbours but there was a reasonable chance that they were pretty much like you. You were involved in common local activities and institutions. Religiously, you probably behaved, believed and belonged in the same way as everyone else.

Recognising the People Who Keep Our Green Places Special

Mike Collins | Posted 13.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Collins

In recent years there has been a boom in community led initiatives from creating new woodlands to running an orchard. These places, which are often quite small, can bring people together to share the wonder of being immersed in nature and seeing how the seasons change.

Why We Dont Need to Privatise the Planet in Order to Save it

Anna Betz | Posted 22.01.2013 | Home
Anna Betz

That privatisation and monetizing everything is not the answer and that we need to figure out other ways to create value together is part of the solutions that seventy-two projects from around the world present in an anthology edited by David Bollier and Silke Helfrich.

A Journey Beyond Sport

Nick Keller | Posted 22.09.2012 | UK Sport
Nick Keller

Just over seven years ago, on 6 July 2005, I was in Trafalgar Square jumping around hugging my friends, colleagues and family as Jacques Rogge said one little world that sent us all into a state of joyous delirium.This week I carry the Olympic Flame in my home city.

Curious Too

Tim Curtis | Posted 22.08.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Tim Curtis

Remember, the social worth of a University is not to be measured in the projects it does, or the numbers of students it has, or the wealth it's students create. The social worth of a University is in the decisions it's graduates throughout their career.

How Broad Beans Help Combat Social Isolation

Harbir Kaur | Posted 10.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Harbir Kaur

Today, there is a paucity of our more tangible community galvanisers, such as gathering at church or community events, which could ameliorate the risk of social isolation. Perhaps, for the digital natives, social isolation need not be an issue as these physical gatherings are digitally dissolved by global online communities.