Will civil society still be organised around identity by 2030?

Will civil society still be organised around identity by 2030?

In a polarised society, how can we do more to ensure that civil society unites us rather than divides us? Do identity based forms of civil society restrict or enable progress towards greater equality? Let us know what you think by contributing to the debate below.

Disability protest outside County Hall Norwich

Identity-based forms of organising in civil society: good or bad?

24th November 2017

Gay, lesbian, old, young, black, white, disabled… we often organise around distinct identities. But are these really helping us – or will they hold us back unless we adapt? Of course, they’re not bad very often. People organise, campaign, volunteer and donate to reduce the … Read more

Does civil society unite us more than it divides us?

7th September 2017

Part of the purpose of this inquiry is to provide a space for conversation about difficult and controversial subjects which either ignite strong feelings, or get ignored through fear and embarrassment. This article is intended to stimulate an open and respectful conversation about some of … Read more



1st August 2017