The SMK Change Network welcomed Irish campaigners who secured an overwhelming ‘yes’ vote in last year’s referendum on abortion. It was our best Change Network to date – constructive, emotional and inspiring.
Chloe HardySolidarity, empathy and letting go of ego: the fight for abortion rights in Ireland
It’s finally here. “Avengers: Endgame”, the culmination of 10+ years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) – a film franchise that has conquered the movie universe and captured geeks hearts – mine included.
But what, I hear you all asking, can campaigners learn from the MCU?
Pete MooreyWhat campaigners can learn from the Marvel Cinematic Universe
Ask a random person in the street what they think campaigning is and they might point to the recent Youth Strike for Climate. Or perhaps they might talk about some of the bigger charity campaigns on child poverty, housing or health.
Sue TibballsSue Tibballs: Campaign heroes bring value beyond measure
The Institute for Economic Affairs (IEA) think tank has received an official warning from the Charity Commission following the publication and launch of its report “PLAN A+: Creating a prosperous post-Brexit UK”.
Pete MooreyThe IEA’s warning is NOT a reason for charities to stop campaigning
During our research for the Social Change Project people told us again and again that they wanted more opportunities to get together with other change-makers to explore how change happens. The Change Network was born and our first ever event was held on 15 November 2018.
adminWhat happened at our first ever Change Network?
The relationship between government and civil society has not been good for some years. We have been through fair amounts of conflict and betrayal, and neither party is entirely blameless. Reconciliation is desperately needed, so can we find a way forward? The new Civil Society Strategy seems like a well-timed intervention.
Sue TibballsIs this strategy really just an act of seduction?