Changing society: changing ourselves

One of the fascinating things about the inquiry process has been travelling the country to see how civil society is making a difference in different areas. Just as local challenges are unique, the responses from community groups have been similarly varied. But, as we’ve said previously, there are also some challenges that are often shared …

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Making a power shift happen

If we care about reviving our dented democracy, rebuilding our social fabric, talking about and confronting racism and enabling us to address the great challenges of climate change and environmental degradation, then Civil Society Futures is about providing the evidence base, the intellectual underpinning and foundations for how we all – as individual citizens who …

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Amongst high tides; be the change and challenge ourselves

I am reading the report while sitting in our community wellbeing centre where people have been making lanterns for next month’s Christmas parade. The centre, Toynbee Hall, is tucked in between ever growing towers of concrete and glass that have come to dominate our area here in east London, but is warm and welcoming for …

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