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Events Past and Present

Economy of Love – June 2022

Host Laura Gilchrist and Special Guest Shane Claiborne as they dive into some inspiring examples of how collective giving can help change lives. Hear from people all over the country who are pooling their money together in order to meet small individual needs, larger local community needs and also big stuff around the world.

Common Change Canteen, April 2021

Guest: Dr Ruth Valerio
Topic: Living More Lightly

Our discussion ranged around questions of how much is enough; how we can discover abundance together in community; what ancient ideas of Virtue might have to offer us; and how we can become more engaged rather than passive in our financial giving. Ruth is a prominent environmentalist, theologian, social activist and part of the senior leadership team at Tearfund.

Common Change Canteen, March 2021

Guest: Mike Royal
Topic: Power and Privilege

Mike helped us to hold a really important conversation about power and privilege – issues that are often present but not always recognised. Within the conversation we explored the issue of racial injustice and how it manifests. Mike is Co-Chief Executive of Cinnamon Network and an ordained Pentecostal Bishop.

Common Change Canteen, February 2021

Guest: Natalie Williams
Topic: The Deserving and the Undeserving?

Natalie helped us deal with the myths around poverty and the poor. Through her lived experience and also the projects she is involved in she was perfectly placed to unpick the widespread deserving vs undeserving narrative. We also touched on other important themes too, such as the urge to want to be ‘responsible’ in our giving.

Common Change, January 2021

Guest: Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove
Topic: Sharing Life & Sharing Resources

When it comes to sharing life and sharing resources Jonathan has the wisdom of many years of lived experience to draw on. We asked him about the journey he’s been on, what he’s learned about money and possessions, and how to develop a more healthy relationship with them.