When a forum is fully booked, with a waiting list, the topic must be important! The International HR Forum met, in packed session, on 9th May to consider the topic “Called to be Safe?”Read more
Doing anything for the first time can evoke a range of emotions – from excitement and nervousness to sheer fear. This describes well the experience of the GOfest team as we anticipated the very first ‘new’ GOfest event held at Moorlands College on Saturday 13th May.Read more
As the incoming Executive Director, we probably wouldn’t expect me to say anything else. But I really do! I don’t love Global Connections (GC) because it’s my job. I wanted the job because I love the network.
But why?Read more
This blog post will compare two verses both containing the word “Go”. The original Greek gives us two different concepts:
A brief and thought provoking post from Glenn Myers this week about the future of Christianity in our country.
It’s not news that our country has long been heading away from the Christian faith, changing our laws and norms, a sort of ‘Chrexit’.
But what do we Christians do about it? This kind of thing has happened before.Read more
“Now I understand that Central Asia is, well let’s say niche, but why has recruitment slowed right down?” was the question I started to ask myself increasingly over the past twelve years. There is still talk within People International circles of that first batch of workers into Uzbekistan after the fall of the Iron Curtain, so many that they chartered an aeroplane. So what was I doing wrong? Where are all the candidates?Read more
This article is taken from Issue 2 of our Sphere magazine. To order your own copy of the magazine click here.
Blogs are a rich source of thought-provoking comments and articles. The following was taken from a blog written by Steve Casey, using abridged content from Pete Jackson: www.reachingtheunreached.org.uk/category/fuel/(link is external)
…Something strange has happened in conservative evangelical circles in recent decades. It seems that a strategy for gospel ministry has developed that goes something like this: Let’s reach the brightest and most influential people in society, because if we reach them we’ll reach the nation. And so there has been a concerted focus for the evangelisation of our nation on university cities and towns (but mainly the bits of those cities and towns where the predominantly middle-class students and graduates live). To our shame the working class and, for want of a better term, the ‘benefit-dependent underclass’, have by and large, been ignored by our constituency.
Analysts have concluded that the notion of ‘multi-culturalism’ led to Britain looking more like a ‘community of communities’. Since then the government was still getting to grips with the routine levels of immigration when emergency migration to Europe began. It seemed to destroy any hope of healthy inclusion. Since then the debate is over what we should be aiming for – “integration” or “social cohesion”? What is the difference and is either actually achievable? Read more