I’ve worked on this jointly with the CUF volunteer Co-ordinator, and it aims to be user-friendly and relevant in church-based projects CUF supports, as well as churches and for lay ministries. It draws on experiences of good (and not so good) practice that both of us have encountered over the years and has run the gauntlet of NCVO and several compliance officers. Continue reading Material it might be useful for SR officers to know about – volunteers
I’ve just watched the short version well worth 3 minutes of anyone’s time! (will check out the longer one later)
Do please pass this on to anyone else who might be interested
If you think that any of our SRN colleagues might be interested please could you forward this on to them.
Hot from the premier!!
14 min version: http://youtu.be/hwGfeOsAw1I
3 min version: http://youtu.be/Te6h4aM4cKI
Kind regards, Debbie
Head of Mission and Ministry
Tel: 07435 971910
Mission and Ministry Department
Church House, 90 Deansgate, Manchester M3 2GH
Could you please circulate the details of the book below to the network?
Many thanks Malcolm
Chris Beales: Humanising Work: Co-operatives, credit unions and the challenge of mass unemployment
Rainmaker Books, published 1 October 2014. ISBN 978-1-909863-02-6
E-book £2.49 Paperback £5.99 Available from Amazon, Kobo etc and on www.rainmakerbooks.co.uk
Does the search for meaning in work matter? and is it even possible to ask such a question against a backdrop of mass youth unemployment, widespread poverty and growing inequality? Drawing on the experience of the Mondragon co-operative movement in Spain and other innovative models of employment and enterprise from around the world, as well as the visions and values derived from his faith, Chris Beales explores how “work” might be humanised and education and employment made not only responsive to what the Economy needs but also purposeful, satisfying and rewarding for people.
Attached (IAWN Newsletter August 2014) the most recent International Anglican Women’s Network newsletter, which includes various articles of interest, including pieces on:
- a recent African Anglican women leaders’ meeting
- the Anglican Communion’s appointment of Terrie Robinson as Director for Women in Church and Society
- the recent Church of England Synod vote
- Sri Lankan Anglicans’ perspectives on the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict and on interfaith work
- how Anglicans in the UK and Pakistan are working to end violence against women and girls
As noted below, the next edition is going to focus on human trafficking, and the editor, Elaine Cameron, welcomes suggestions for contributions.
Please do circulate this to your networks and anyone who might be interested.
All best wishes,
Promoting Responsible Credit and Saving July 2014 Newsletter
Murston ‘Community Bank’
A recently retired couple with banking experience, a generous gift from a local builder and the prayers and determination of a small congregation have been the key ingredients in the launch of Murston Community Bank. â€¦
In June Westminster Abbey hosted a celebration of 50 years of credit unions in Great Britain â€¦
I havenâ€™t been involved in a poverty hearing but I was heavily involved in the work of the Cumbria Welfare Reform Commission, looking into the impacts of welfare reform, including several days of hearings in the first few months of 2014. The Commission was chaired by Rt Rev James Newcome, Bishop of Carlisle, and I was a member of the support team.
Thanks and best wishes,
Social Responsibility Development Officer, Churches Together in Cumbria
Promoting Responsible Credit and Saving
This edition includes:
- Murston ‘Community Bank’
- In a recent speech to the Credit Union Foundation Archbishop Justin Welby reflected on the Church’s activity to support credit unions
- In June Westminster Abbey hosted a celebration of 50-years of credit unions in Great Britain.
- 70 people gathered in Birmingham to hear about the work of the Archbishop’s Task Group and the Church Credit Champions Network,
- Payday Lending; Fixing a Broken Market is a new report from The Association of Certified Chartered Accountants
- The Financial Conduct Authority has recently issued new regulations for the consumer credit market
- ‘We need a union of the streets’ is a song and music video produced by Charles Bailey and featuring rapper Question Musiq.
From Bethany Eckley, Research Manager
I thought I might forward to you Church Urban Fund’s latest policy paper: The Web of Poverty.
This paper sets out our organisational understanding of poverty; what is it and how does it affect people’s lives?
We find it helpful to think about poverty as a web of interlinked factors that together, have a significant impact on an individual’s ability to flourish. As such, we group the diverse aspects of poverty into three categories: poverty of resources, relationship and identity.
The paper also explains our approach to tackling poverty and how, through our Together Network, we seek to transform the lives of the poorest and most marginalized in England. It shows that our aim is to inform, inspire, resource and support churches as they work to tackle poverty and build strong, flourishing communities.
If you would like any hard copies of this report, please let me know.
Very best wishes,
Welcome to our regular e-mail update on the Archbishop of Canterbury’s initiative to promote credit unions and other sources of responsible credit and savings.
Please forward this to anyone who might be interested, or respond on Twitter using the hashtag #goodcredit
We are conscious that many churches are already involved in supporting credit unions and tackling debt in their community. Please keep us in touch with what is happening in your area.
Thank you for your interest.
Polly Taylor, Task Group Coordinator, Mission & Public Affairs, Church of England
Read the full article at http://charityemail.org.uk/244X-2AD2U-59F8WF0L59/cr.aspx
From Janice Price, World Mission Policy Adviser, Mission and Public Affairs Division
You may already get this through other networks, but it is an interesting read. This theme focuses on domestic abuse and measures being taken by church groups around the world to prevent it and support those who have suffered abuse , Ann
(Update 14/11/2018, DJS, notice that the web site [www.iafn.net] linked to at the end of the 12-page newsletter, no longer exists)