Peaced Together was never designed to be a course run in isolation. In our experience, it has the most impact when embedded in a community in which people can give, receive and find positive relationships. The course developed within the relationship-based community model of LifeLine Church in East London. This […]

Community: a vital ingredient in healing and transformation

This week we have a guest blog from FaithAction‘s National Executive Director – Daniel Singleton. FaithAction is currently looking at how faith groups help tackle the issues of loneliness and social isolation. It is becoming clear that these factors contribute significantly to negative health outcomes and the Government is becoming interested […]

#thoughtfulthursday: First, start with what you have

Time is so precious and how you spend it can make a big difference – both in your life and the lives of others. My local community Hub is run almost entirely by volunteers. They have about 45 people who give up their time to volunteer every week. They deliver […]

#thoughtfulthursday 45: Volunteer

Celebration is such a wonderful part of life. We get to share in other people’s joy as we recognise a person or significant event. We often meet up with loved ones, eat together and share wonderful experiences. But for many, celebrations can bring painful experiences to the surface. They can […]

#thoughtfulthursday 24: Make special occasions special for everyone

I love Hugs! Safe, secure, warm, friendly hugs! When I was a little girl I remember asking my mum for hugs to fill up my ‘love bucket’. Somehow, I felt more confident and at peace with the world when I had a long, warm hug from someone I trusted. Dr […]

#thoughtfulthursday 23: Hug with Heart

It takes courage to speak out, to stand up for what’s right, to shout for those who cannot shout for themselves. You may not be popular, but your words could change someone’s life for the better. Jaime Thurston challenges us to “be strong for those who can’t be and be […]

#thoughtfulthursday 14: Speak Up

Sometimes it’s the little things that make a difference to someone’s day. To make that difference, we need to lift our eyes and be aware of and interested in the people around us – whether they are people we know or people we come across on our commute. Looking for […]

#thoughtfulthursday 9: Pay for someone’s journey