As I seek to settle into my new North-Eastern community, and seek to research community online (developing from studies of media and community in the Second World War) I’m interested to know more about this event. I haven’t worked out if I can make it or not, but would love to hear from someone who is definitely going, and get some feedback:
Across our communities trust is eroding, stress is increasing and inequality is on the up. How do we love our neighbours when we don’t know who or how they are? This day is to be the start of a conversation about how Christians can act creatively to increase the ‘livability’ of our communities. We want to work together to start a movement led by the church of serving our communities and asking our neighbours ‘How are you?’ and responding to them with action that will address the local need and transform the community.
The day will include:
- Plenary session on a theology of Livable communities and rediscovering shalom in the 21st Century.
- 8 inspiring presentations on models of intervention to increase wellbeing in our communities.
- A 60 minute taster of Livability’s new Happiness Course for community groups
- An exciting and interactive exhibition of organizations with resources to help your work
- Creative networking opportunities throughout the day
The event is Thursday, 29 November 2012 from 10:00 to 16:30. See more on the Eventbrite page.