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We are more than the sum total of all our needs

Ruth Young writes the second in a series of blogs exploring the issues raised in the Fullness of Life Together, re-imagining Christian engagement in our communities report. I’m sure you’ll agree when I say that most of us, in living … Continue reading

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Re-imagining Christian community engagement in our communities – Fullness of Life Together report follow up

Ruth Young writes the first in a series of articles exploring the issues in the Fullness of Life Together, re-imagining Christian engagement in our communities report. It’s been great to read the refreshing Fullness of Life Together report, produced jointly … Continue reading

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“Forget the fringe, the answer is in the mainstream: why we need to look past the nonsense and focus on the core issues”

Ruth Young (formerly Smith), Livability’s Community Engagement Advisor in the North East, reflects on true discipleship. This headline in my local newspaper caught my eye and spectacularly achieved what it was written to do – it compelled me to read … Continue reading

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Building Healthy Communities

Last week we released our latest eNews, within it were a couple of articles – including the last blog post by Adam Bonner on lessons the church can learn from our libraries. We are going to be uploading a couple … Continue reading

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Faith in Health and Healing

Last week four members of the Livability community mission team went on a conference in Birmingham called Faith in Health and Healing. On the conference website, it was introduced as: Christians promote a comprehensive experience of health and healing. In … Continue reading

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Autism Friendly Church

How do you make a church friendly for autistic people? This month is autism awareness month. This is a necessity as so many people do not really understand autism. Within church we are no better. Many churches would cause someone … Continue reading

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How is my neighbour?

My neighbour was recently widowed. She now often talks about ‘meals for one’ and doesn’t open the door to anyone after dark. She is one of the UK’s 5 million over 60’s who consider the TV to be their only … Continue reading

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Christmas is cancelled due to bad weather

Cancel Christmas?!  ‘Twas the night before Christmas… OK so it wasn’t the night before, it was Monday morning five days before Christmas when I got the message ‘contingency plans for Christmas dinner’.  ‘Oh no’ I thought, ‘they can’t cancel Christmas!  … Continue reading

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