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An Ode to the Citizen Spirit of Sheffield
Sheffield has proud history of combining diverse peoples and communities into a greater whole, with a commitment to…
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To Hell with Poverty
The Church must make a greater effort to fight the causes of poverty and support the #BasicIncome movement.
This is a record of CitizenFest in 2020.
A global movement to bring people together as equal citizens to think, debate, create and celebrate.
The Need for Roots
John O'Brien and Simon Duffy co-edit this series of publications on the philosophy that underpins inclusion, equal…
Opus Independents - Platform for Meaning
James Lock and his friends have begun an exciting social innovation in Sheffield by helping people build lives of…
A Holiday with a Difference
Amanda Topps describes a shared holiday where everyone is equal and where everyone takes care of each other on their own…
Reclaiming the Common Good
A review of Reclaiming the Common Good: How Christians can help re-build a broken world, a collection of essays edited…
Jo Kidd explores veganism and justice for all in this presentation given at the Mental Wealth Festival held in…
Love and Welfare
In this paper Simon Duffy argues that there is a spiritual tradition that has been forgotten, which offers us a much more…
Managing Dissent and Embracing Diversity
Nan Carle has written this moving piece on how we deal with the challenge of respectfully confronting disrespect,…
The Integral Path
Varun Vidyarthi offers a short note on the way in which social change can and must begin by a better ordering of…
Life on the Back Roads
Dr Mark Bagshaw is Deputy President of the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) and writes here about his…
Claiming Full Citizenship
The Centre for Inclusion and Citizenship has created a website hosting a series of films following the Claiming Full…
CoolTan Arts Report on Personal Budgets
Alison Vine of CoolTan Arts explores the practice of personal budgets as it impacts on small voluntary sector…
Stephen Craig Coulson reflects on the words that are used in human services and why it matters to use words…
Kent Vegan Festival
In October 2015, 1,500 people took part in the very first Kent Vegan Festival in Canterbury, Jo Kidd shares what…
Liderando la Ciudad Inclusiva
Este importante libro de Robin Hambleton da un contexto integral para las propuestas en el folleto de David Towell,…
Learning Difficulty or Learning Disability
Wendy Perez explains why she prefers the term 'learning difficulty' to 'learning disability'.
Laura (Mole) Chapman explores what lies behind the idea of respectful language and reflects on the use of language in…
Visiting Radio Valo
Radio Valo interviewed Simon Duffy about self-directed support and individual budgets on his visit to Lyhty (home of…
Power and Love
Simon Duffy explores what we can learn from intentional communities such as L'Arche and Camphill.
Relationship Based Care in Action
Susan Harrison describes how she was inspired by an Alaskan model of relationship-based care - called Nuka.
Leading the Inclusive City
In his book Robin Hambleton argues that imaginative place-based leadership can enable citizens to shape the urban…
Is Work Good?
Simon Duffy reflects on the nature of work and whether it is always a good thing.
Abbot's Mill Project
Jo Kidd describes the Abbot's Mill Project, an initiative that combines a commitment to sustainability and social…
Hope Against Hope
Review of Nadezhda Mandelstam's classic biography of her husband and description of Stalinist Russia.
Greek and Roman Political Ideas
Simon Duffy reviews Melissa Lane's book on political theory in the ancient world and its relevance to modern debates.
Leading from the Emerging Future
David Towell reviews a challenging book which sets out a red-green agenda to address contemporary economic, social…
Travels in Human-Based Development
Pete Richmond sets out what we can learn from Manavodaya a development organisation based in India and the UK, in…
The Need for Roots
A Review of Simone Weil's The Need for Roots, a book that offers a fresh perspective on the purpose and nature of the…
The Problem with Dawkins' Intolerance on Down Syndrome
Mariana Cervantes-Burchell explains why the intolerant prejudice of scientists like Richard Dawkins is based on…
Veena Vasista explores the connections between individual internal change and the journey of creating political,…
Equality and Diversity
Simon Duffy talks about how the idea of citizenship can help us reconcile equality and human diversity.
The Power of Dance
Shanna Dawes explains the exciting impact of the TR14ers on their own lives and their whole community.
The Relational Basis of Empowerment
Karl Nunkoosing and Mark Haydon-Laurelut explore how fundamental human attitudes underpin society's approach to…
Our Direction Is Our Destination
Veena Vasista asks how do we – the people - lead ourselves to become more connected with our power, our voice and…
Vinny Went Cycling for Charity
Vinesh Kumar joined his brother-in-law on a charity bike ride across India in aid of Sanjeevini Trust. On his trip he…
Learning the Art of Facilitation
Carl Poll talks about Manavodaya, the art of facilitation and the importance of the inner dimension of work with real…
Six Practices for Creative Engagement
Six practices for creating engagement in the development of inclusive and sustainable communities.
Women at the Centre
Simon Duffy and Clare Hyde explain how WomenCentre achieves its astonishing outcomes and explore the difficulties…
About the Centre for Welfare Reform
Fellows of the Centre for Welfare Reform discuss social justice, citizenship and the reason for setting up the Centre.
Citizenship in a Decent Society
Simon Duffy sets out the challenge that treating each other as citizenship sets to a society that aims to be decent
The Rise of the Meritocracy
Michael Young's classic attack on the arrogance and thoughtlessness of our meritocracy and failure to understand the…
Radical Hope: Education and Equality in Australia
Noel Pearson describes how educational reform has failed for aboriginal people and makes the case for welfare reform…
Development from Within
Varun Vidyarthi and Patricia Wilson explore the power of group reflection for achieving sustainable change in all…
Avoid the Quantum Leap
Terry Lynch explores how to avoid those desperate placements in residential care, unnecessary hospitalisation or…