Writer - Researcher - Speaker

In his excellent book ‘Generous Justice: How God’s Grace Makes Us Just*’, Tim Keller sketches 4 types of people he hopes will read his book.

Ever keen to learn from the best – I too have been keeping in mind distinct groups of people as I have been writing this website and Blog. 

But I only have two groups in mind. 

I suspect each of these may have read these pages with very different perspectives, experiences, assumptions and perhaps even prejudices.

But I hope that whoever you are, and whatever your beliefs or background, you will have gained some insight into how and why faith influences social change.

Please let me know your thoughts - and keep in touch! 

Pat

Making Sense of Faith 

for those who don’t have one...

The first group are people working in NGOs or public institutions who would not identify as having a faith. 

They (you?) find the whole ‘faith’ thing a bit alien, even troubling, but are increasingly ‘bumping up’ against it as you go about your day to day work. 

You feel you should perhaps know a little more about it – but would rather keep it at arms-length. 

I totally get this.

And it is this perspective that I was thinking of when writing about ‘Making Sense of Faith’ and I hope you have found something in these pages to help you navigate this uncharted territory.

Finding Your Voice

    for FBOs and people of faith  

I envisage this second group are people in the position I was in about 10 years ago.

Knowing in your gut that faith made a difference, but not very good at putting it into words that those outside the faith community would understand. Perhaps asking questions like: 

How can we, as FBOs, respond to the emerging curiosity about faith and speak authentically and with clarity about it?

I get this too!

How can you 'Find your Voice'  so you can help your external networks and partners develop a broader understanding of how faith informs your practice in positive and beneficial ways?

To both groups I would say:

If you, or your organisation, would like more tailored support or advice I am here to help. 

I can provide seminars, workshops or one-to-one advice and support.

Please contact me for a chat to discuss whether I could help further – or point you towards more specific advice.

 

Please do stay in touch:

So far I have only scratched the surface of all that is ‘out there’ of relevance and so I will be regularly tweeting, blogging and using this website to curate books, podcasts, reports etc that relate to the topics covered here.

With a fair wind, I hope to be launching a newsletter later in the summer that will draw together developments in these fields. Please email me and I will follow all due legal processes to ensure you receive a copy!

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