I was so pleased to read Andrew Purkis’s response to my call for civil society groups to do more to give people power, and to witness the deep thought and care that had gone into thinking about what we have found in Civil Society Futures. My biggest fear in launching the inquiry was that nobody …
We believe that in the long run we cannot eliminate poverty and social injustice without challenging malevolent power structures.
One of the common civic actions is to take part in events and discussions. How often is it incumbent for the disabled participant to ensure that his/her/their participation is possible?
It is important that we manage to retain the balance between civil society in response to need, and civil society for fun: civil society is not only good for society, but also good for the people who take part.
Do all divides and tensions reflect deeper social issues which affect everyone - like education, housing, employment and safety? Maybe if we could make these things better, attitudes and integration would follow.
This award gives quarter of a million dollars, no strings attached, to people being extraordinarily disobedient for the benefit of society. What could we learn?
Funding... too often tightly controlled by a cautious, privileged few? Edge Fund is a grant-making body with a difference.
Only by telling a new story will Mansfield put the Brexit narrative to bed -- but that story is yet unwritten
How do you tackle climate change in your backyard? How do you kickstart biodiversity in the deserts of Jordan? It turns out... it's all about relationships.
One of the key principles within community organising is moving from problem to solution. Working out our asks is a fundamental step to negotiating and bringing about change.