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Building Bridges For Peace

August 23rd, 2017

Listen to this podcast that looks at the remarkable story of how one person overcame tragedy by building bridges for peace and reconciliation in our communities here and around the world.

Jo’s father Sir Anthony Berry was killed in the bombing in the Grande Hotel in Brighton during a Conservative Party Conference. To try to understand this Jo sought out the perpetrator of that bombing, Patrick McGee when he was released from prison after the Good Friday Agreement.

They came to an understanding and became friends and both have now devoted their life to bringing people together in dialogue to resolve conflict and create understanding. They have worked tirelessly at doing this in Northern Ireland and have also worked in the Middle East.

Here we can listen to Jo’s story and how she believes by addressing our common humanity we can overcome even the most horrific of conflicts.


Video & Accessibility

March 6th, 2015

Maria Nash here talks abut the problem of accessibility as the Internet becomes increasingly dominated by Video. How do you ensure that you message is accessible to all? Maria has long working in the area of disability and has been involved in many campaigns. She has a very strong interest in accessibility and in services and information being available to all.


Digital Stories & Policy

September 18th, 2014


The Art Of Community Building

May 21st, 2014

communitybuilding.jpeg Community building is a craft not an exact science and those taking it forward are artists. Many of the skills required for sustainable community building cannot be learned, they come naturally to people and it is those individuals who make the best Community Builders.

Nurture Development together with their ABCD Network has the mission to help establish a Community Builder in every neighbourhood and so we hope that this Webinar will help you to identify the individuals with the natural gifts around you.

During this Podcast we will explore:

• What is community building?

• Who can 'do' community building and what are the core characteristics of a Community Builder?

• What are the building blocks of community?

How do you identify them, strengthen or build them, and mobilise them?

Cormac.jpgCormac Russell will present this podcast. Cormac set up Nurture Development in 1996 and is the organisation’s Managing Director.  He has trained directly under Professor John McKnight, the co-founder of the ABCD approach. As well as being a faculty member of the ABCD Institute at Northwestern University in the United States, he is a Co-Director of ABCD Europe.


The Rise & Fall & Rise Again Of Community

May 6th, 2014

Cormac.jpg Social change and community building is about understanding complexity Cormac Russell told us in a Webinar he did with us on Community Resilience. Cormac runs Nurture Development and is a part of the Asset Based Community Development Network (ABCD) worldwide. We have reproduced Cormac's presentation in the Webinar here as a podcast. It is well worth listening too as it covers a wide area and is an inspiring presentation.


Helping Those Affected By Cuts & Welfare Reforms

August 7th, 2013

At our Speakers Forum John Robert Lloyd will talk about how he designs and delivers courses for salaried and volunteer professionals in the third sector, public and private bodies, on how to preserve and maximise the incomes and rights of those sections of civil society most likely to be harmed by legal aid cuts and welfare reform.


Antarctic Odyssey a New Beginning

August 7th, 2013

At our Speakers Forum, Gabriella Guglielminotti Trivel will tell us about “Antarctic Odyssey a New Beginning” - the story of what happened to her among the ice, the honest and uncensored story of her inner journey and how she grew with it. Can you hear your heart beating every day? Do you listen to its desires? In 2008 Gabriella decided to listen to her heart and joined a group of people who were going to Antarctica to face their fears and limiting believes and her life changed for ever!


The Dadamac Foundation

August 7th, 2013

Pam McLean talks about The Dadamac Foundation is about UK-Africa connections and community development. We believe the best kind of development happens not “top-down” but when people on all sides are ready to learn from each other. We help to set up collaborations for development and we use the Internet to keep two-way communication flowing.


The Better Globe Porject

August 7th, 2013

Johan Dahl tells us about Better Globe where we plants tree in semi-arid environment, in Africa, which is of too poor quality for farming. This creates job opportunities giving real salaries. With the money the people can afford to send their children to school and to build for the future. To create the opportunity for children to go to school we also put water in the school.


Sustainable Giving

August 7th, 2013

Michael Young talks about sustainable giving.Based on the principle that people want to give and are not looking for anything in return but if someone was able to give £10 and 4 weeks later received £20 back then I am now in a better position to give another £10 and so now my efforts are completely sustainable. It is a very powerful new method of giving that means more money can be raised for projects and it works for those who are short of funds but would like to give to a worthy cause.