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FUNDING: Polden-Puckham Charitable Foundation
The Polden-Puckham Charitable Foundation (PPCF) is a grant giving trust with Quaker family roots in the United Kingdom. They aim to contribute to the development of a just society based on a commitment to nonviolence and environmental sustainability. They fund organisations in the UK that are working to influence policy, attitudes and values at a national or international level. These may be single issue groups working to achieve a particular change, or organisations with a broader remit. They give particular consideration to small pioneering headquarters organisations. They only support practical projects when they are clearly of a pioneering nature, with potential for influencing UK national policy. For more information and how to apply please visit www.polden-puckham.org.uk/
Training for faith leaders
A significant new free training course for faith leaders, which FaithAction was involved in shaping, is being rolled out around the country. The Faith Leaders Training Initiative is provided by the Edward Cadbury Centre for the Public Understanding of Religion and funded by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government. The programme aims to equip faith leaders to address the practical challenges of practising faith in the UK, addressing questions such as: How do we lead our organisations effectively? How can we identify, confront and prevent abuse of all kinds from occurring in our communities? What does British law say about marriage and divorce, equalities and hate crime? The programme comprises two to four training days at cricketing venues in Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds and London. The programme is suitable for anyone with leadership responsibilities in a faith community, from any faith tradition. Sessions run from 9.30 to 4.00pm with all refreshments provided. Manchester (at Emirates Old Trafford Cricket Stadium) Module 2: Family Life and Family Law - Thursday 26 September Module 3: Religion in Society - Thursday 24 October Module 4: Faith and Social Challenges - Thursday 14 November Birmingham (at Edgbaston Stadium) Module 3: Religion in Society -…
The Adventures of Seemab
By Anne Smith
[story] [story-slide] If you follow Creative English on Twitter (@CreativeEnglish), you will know that we sometimes share pictures of our puppet, Seemab, as a way of highlighting some of the weird and wonderful colloquial expressions in the English language. Many of you have helped us by suggesting expressions on a given theme. As a bit of fun over the summer, we thought we’d turn some of those suggestions into a photo story. When I showed it to my 8-year-old niece, however, she was unimpressed. She knew faith groups could help. Here’s our story and how she ended it. [/story-slide] [story-slide] Despite his orange top, Seemab was feeling blue (depressed). [/story-slide] [story-slide] He couldn’t hang around (wait feeling purposeless) forever. It was as if he’d been hung out to dry (abandoned to save someone from a difficult situation) by the people he used to know. He really needed a friend. [/story-slide] [story-slide] He didn’t want to miss the boat (fail to take advantage of an opportunity through not acting quickly enough). [/story-slide] [story-slide] He didn’t want to be taken for a ride (to be deceived or cheated). [/story-slide] [story-slide] He didn’t want to lose his train of thought (forget what he…
NHS England » Upcoming webinars
On Friday the 20th September NHS England will be providing a webinar on Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STP)/Integrated Care Systems (ICS) – an update from the Voluntary Partnership team (10:30am – 11:30am). On this webinar, Voluntary and Community organisations will give an update on some of the partnership work that has been happening in STP/ICS around the country which specifically focuses on VCSE engagement. This webinar will include: Introduction to key programmes, such as Building Health Partnerships and the STP/ICS Accelerator Programme The opportunity to hear the experiences of VCSE Leaders who have been involved in the programme An understanding of the core components for partnership working, from our learning partner NCVO Please note that this webinar will not give an introduction to STP/ICS. This webinar is brought to you by the Voluntary Partnerships team within NHS England and NHS Improvement as part of a series of webinars promoting the Principles for VCSE Engagement. Register here for this webinar. On Tuesday 29 October NHS England will be providing a webinar on 'Health Inequalities Menu of Evidence Based Interventions', (2.00pm – 3.00pm). As part of the Long Term Plan, NHS England and NHS Improvement made a commitment to develop a ‘menu’…
Public Nominations for the 2019 No2H8 Awards Are Now Open
You can nominate an Upstander against hate and there are a range of award categories which include: Young Upstander Award, Media Upstander Award, Community Upstander Award, Parliamentary Upstander Award, Local Authority Upstander Award, Law Enforcement Upstander Award, Social Research Upstander Award, Lifetime Achievement Upstander Award, Business Upstander Award and, Sports Upstander Award. There are also two special awards, one of which honours those individuals who counter hatred, intolerance and prejudice and who have put themselves at personal risk by doing so. They will be awarded the Jo Cox Memorial Award. The final award is the Tell MAMA Award for an individual who has actively challenged hate towards a range of communities, or who may have actively got involved in challenging hatred towards another community, of which he or she is not a part of. The Tell MAMA award underscores the common value of respecting and defending the dignity of others in our society. You can make your nominations through this link, and you can make more than one nomination as long as it is for separate awards. Nominations close on the 31st of August.
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