As well as trying to build the power of queer Muslims in London, the group seeks to embody its ideals of inclusion in its own internal practices, developing and sharing power among their members – often based on ancient Islamic traditions.
“We are here”: art to bring the PACT to life
Artist Rebecca Strickson has created a response to the civil society PACT through four beautiful banners that bring it, and people’s voices, to life.
How we’re building a greater scope for greater impact
Earlier this year, leading disability charity Scope announced a radical new strategy that would mean enormous change for the organisation. Here the charity’s chief executive talks through the plans for this transformation: how they got here, where they’re going, how they’ll do it, and why it matters.
Changing our organisation… and shifting power
Civil society funder Lankelly Chase is in "a continual process" of change, trying to be aware of power in their organisation and shift it down from Board level. How are they handling it?
The Way Ahead: together for London
The Way Ahead is a joint initiative by civil society organisations, independent funders, and public sector, triggered by the shared desire to meet the needs of Londoners. Increased inequality and continued reductions in public funding have placed considerable strain on Londoners and the organisations that support them. We believe that London needs a vibrant …
Think people can’t have control over their neighbourhoods? Meet Community Land Trusts
Community Land Trusts (CLTs) ensure local people can continue living in their communities and enable them to play a leading role in shaping the places they call home.
Equal Care Co-op: using technology to redirect power in front-line social care
The Equal Care Co-op is a new care and support co-operative starting in the Upper Calder Valley, aiming to give real voice and power to the people who give and receive support.
Befriending in Mansfield – A new way to look at community
Over the past four months, people from across the local community have been coming together to create a Befriending Service for Mansfield.
Knife crime: do we have the power to cut it down?
Local people came together to tackle rising levels of youth violence in Peckham - how did they do it? And what happened when young people themselves were excluded from the process?
Saving a library… it’s all about community
This library in Sunderland was slated for closure... till volunteers like this stepped in.