When speaking to a number of organisers who have been engaged in this craft for decades about why they are doing this work, a number of them said 'we like the person organising is helping us to become'. There are many ways to continue to grow as an organiser - action, reflection, 1on1s, writing, mentoring. … Continue reading What are organisers reading?
By Amanda Walters, Citizens UK Community Organiser In the summer of 2016 West London Citizens (WLC) was campaigning to get Heathrow airport to sign up as a Living Wage employer. The campaign had already been running for two years but there had been a 6 month period of inaction. It was an opportunity to change … Continue reading Heathrow: Making every journey Living Wage
The following story was shared by Sheila Oscroft, a leader from Maun Valley Citizens, at the Anglican Symposium on the Common Good at St Nic's Church in Notthingham I am going to share an action that began with a heartbreaking story. 2015 Maun Valley Citizens extended into Ashfield and a dozen or so from St … Continue reading A38 Story from Ashfield – how organising with schools and churches delivered change on a dangerous road
Keith Hebden, Director of the the Urban Theology Union, leader on Leicester Citizens Sponsoring Committee. These are the notes that Keith shared at a recent Leicester Citizens Sponsoring Committee meeting. I want to talk with you briefly about money. Not always an easy subject. Having done my fair share of wedding preparation with couples I … Continue reading I want to talk with you briefly about money