Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called the children of God.”
Matthew ch 5 vs 9
On Saturday week, the Church of England’s General Synod will debate the issue of serious youth violence, including the provision of ‘safe spaces’ for young people in its churches in every community. The background paper is well worth reading, especially the last two appendices which give a good understanding of the issue at the ground level.
During the parliamentary stages of the Conservative leadership election, Rory Stewart put forward a proposal for National Community Service, a recommendation made in this newsletter on 11th March, and I intend to put forward an amendment to the Synod’s motion supporting that aim.
Youth insecurity is a very serious problem, as we have commented on in depth. However it reflects a society full of conflict and intolerance. So please READ ON .. as this week we look at the art of healing the wounds by ‘disagreeing well’, and find an extraordinary example of leadership in Rome.
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In a new partnership with publishers Harriman House, Share Radio has produced its first audiobook 'Superinvestors', written by Matthew Partridge and read by some of Share Radio's best known presenters: Simon Rose, Fenella Fudge, Glen Thompsett, Ed Bowsher and accomplished actor David Ricardo Pearce, whose ancestor is featured in the book.
Welcome to Gavin Oldham's full presentation describing his vision for egalitarian capitalism.
The main set of proposals are as follows:
Egalitarian Capitalism is an alternative to socialism which, while fostering and encouraging enterprise for all, acts to involve and empower people right across society and especially the young.