Politics & Social Change
Restoring a deeper commitment to justice and citizenship for all will demand radical personal, social and political change.
This major report describes how Barnsley Council have been increasing social justice by redistributing power and resources to local citizens, families and communities.
Social Rights Are Human Rights
Paul Hunt explains that social rights are fundamental human rights, but that in the UK these rights are not taken seriously in the political and legal system.
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 by Virginia Moffatt.
Henry Tam explains why it is important we share and develop a coherent world view of how as human beings we can live together with mutual respect.
Disability Rights and Democracy
Matt Rothschild explains how the US electoral system is corrupted by the power of money and corporations that threaten human and disability rights.
Social Work and Disappointment
Michael Balkow argues that social work is inevitably a profession that must attend to the inevitable limitations of our human situation, but that this has its own special value.
Is Brexit an Opportunity to Sort Out Social Care?
Bob Rhodes argues that Brexit offers at least one silver-lining, the chance to end the procurement rules which have undermined social care for the last 25 years.
David Zigmond reviews the film I, Daniel Blake and argues that it reveals, not only the cost of austerity, but also the industrialisation and automation of our relationships.
Blowin' in the Wind
Steve Griffiths rewords a Bob Dylan classic - a reflection on our crazy times where injustice and hatred seem to fuel political careers.
The Welfare State and Community
Cormac Russell argues that welfare reform in isolation of the enlargement of the commons is naive and counterproductive.
Towards an Holistic Democracy
Marion Turner-Hawes reflects back on the tumultuous 2016 and looks forward to the possibility of a different kind of holistic democracy.
Beyond Efficiency: Care and the Commons
Thomas Allan argues that respect for the Commons is critical to rethinking our approach to social care and the welfare state.