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On 16 April 2014 - 5:05pm

I have learned not to pray for the specific, but instead to pray for Christ example in thought, love in life, being in God. Then the “Bouleversement” can occur.
-Grey T. Full

Are you praying for something specific?   It’s not wrong, but you could be limiting yourself.   

A higher prayer is to pray for Christ’s will in your life, or for his love in your heart….

If we pray for God’s way that blesses not just you, but everyone. That’s where you can embody the French word “Bouleversement,” which means to up-end or overturn.

Pray on a higher level and transform the world!



Posted By Bubb’s blog
On 16 April 2014 - 3:09pm

York and food banks
In York for interviews and had the chance to go to choral evensong at York Minster: an exceptional choir in a gorgeous building. We prayed for the Middlesborough Food Bank, which was opportune given today's publicity on Food Banks generally.
Religious leaders have called on the government to take action to tackle a "national crisis" of rising hunger and food poverty, as the latest figures suggest more than a million Britons have been helped by food banks in the past year. More than 40 Anglican bishops and 600 church leaders have signed a letter, calling on David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband to tackle the causes of food poverty, including low wages, rising food prices and an inadequate welfare benefit safety net.
They said the period running up to Easter had been a time of "sorrowful and deep reflection" for people ...more

Posted By Addictions UK
On 16 April 2014 - 9:00am

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Posted By Changemakers blogs
On 15 April 2014 - 9:27pm


Road safety problems aren’t new in India, but they do make Indian roads some of the deadliest in the world.

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Posted By Changemakers blogs
On 15 April 2014 - 6:46pm

 The following is a list of key trends and insights from the first #PlayExchange Twitter Chat.

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Posted By Social Edge
On 15 April 2014 - 6:45pm

Ah welcome the corporate intrapreneur! Often sidelined for the social entrepreneur in terms of glory, the corporate intrapreneur is a much-neglected specimen, toiling away in giant systems, attempting to move snowballs through … well you get the picture.

Skoll World Forum’s event, hosted with Business Fights Poverty was an interesting look into how corporate intrapreneurs work within existing corporations to change and effect greater sustainability and social impact. What was clear from the session is that there is large momentum in how small and large corporations are transforming their business models to achieve social impact and a positive impact on the bottom line.

The speakers who represented their experiences at Syngenta, Citibank, ...more

Posted By Bubb’s blog
On 15 April 2014 - 12:18pm

Well, I'm home. And back in work, but on the way we had a rather splendid weekend in Singapore. Tiffin at the Raffles Hotel and Palm Sunday Mass in St Andrew's Cathedral, and shopping, obviously. My great uncle Wilfred (Squadron Leader Barrow as was) was here after the war and I have some of his photos but the place is unrecognisable having been colonised by motorways and skyscrapers. Not all progress is good.


On 15 April 2014 - 11:03am

On the 11th floor of an art deco office block in downtown San Francisco, people are starting to gather. The ‘antique’ elevators are causing a few problems getting the 300 or so investors up from the street level to the Greenstart office where Demo Day is about to begin… As the pumping music fades away a video starts playing of a pair of feet walking their way through startup life. Mitch Lowe takes to the stage as the audience applaud and starts to build up the event – he can’t help but enthuse about the ‘awesome’, ‘amazing’, ‘really cool’ startups we’re about to see.

If you’ve ever wondered what happens at an impact accelerator, it’s stuff like that. There’s plenty more similar examples in Good Incubation: The craft of supporting early stage social venturesNesta‘s newly published report on ‘the rise ...more

Posted By Social Edge
On 14 April 2014 - 6:10pm

“We can approach any poor person, anywhere in the world and know exactly how to solve their problem,” stated One Acre Fund Co-Founder and Director Andrew Youn during this year’s Skoll World Forum session on The Impact Jackpot: Service Delivery Innovation for the Very Poor. “Now we need to focus on basic [service] delivery.” Mulago Foundation’s Kristin Gillis led panelists in a conversation on the most effective strategies to package and deliver affordable services to the very poor at scale.

A powerful presence on the panel was First Lady of Zambia HE Dr. Christine M. Kaseba-Sata, who is playing a critical role in revolutionizing her country’s healthcare system. She is the chief strategist behind Zambia’s ...more

Posted By Social Edge
On 14 April 2014 - 6:05pm

The choice is yours, but you can only pick one: Do you want to drive a car daily, eat meat or take a single one-way flight per year? A recent report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change concludes that the world has only roughly 10-15 years in which to make steep cuts to greenhouse gas emissions and avoid the most catastrophic effects of a changing climate. In an economy still largely dependent on fossil fuels, we should each limit our annual emissions to 1 metric ton per year, which would require drastic lifestyle changes for many of us. Making the transition to a global clean energy economy is arguably the most pressing imperative of our era. During this year’s Skoll World Forum session on  ...more