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What if Purpose Ruled the World

As the pandemic has stood the world on its head, one of the debates which has been thrown wide open is that of the future of the economy. This article is part of PSJP’s inquiry into how markets can be made to work for the common good and how economies can be made to serve the general interest, rather than that of the few.

Steward ownership transfers leadership of a company to the individuals operating the company. It places purpose over profit and ensures longevity, good business as well as a diversified economy. The model is gaining traction in Europe. Armin Steuernagel explains why this is an approach the world cannot afford to ignore.

Rethinking Poverty: What needs to change?

In this post Barry Knight takes a look at failed approaches to poverty in the UK, things worsening with the pandemic and ‘making life next to impossible for people towards the bottom of the income distribution, with minorities and women most affected’. He points out how politicians are ill-informed about poverty. As a result, mistakes…

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Beyond us and them

Social movements are increasingly important to the process of change, but their relationship with institutional philanthropy has often proven a difficult one. What are these difficulties and how can they be resolved? Drawing on a recent paper by Halima Mahomed, Institutional philanthropy and popular organising in Africa : some initial reflections from social movement activists,…

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Join our learning circle on building the ‘beloved community’

We are living in a time of unprecedented challenge – the pandemic, political polarisation, growing tribalism and nationalism, long delayed racial reckoning in parts of the world, exacerbation of gender inequities, rising poverty, gaping inequality, and the imminent climate catastrophe. As agents of change, there is much frustration that our efforts are falling short, so…

Let’s Build Peace, Here & Now Episode 2: Bassma Kodmani and Dawn Shackles

21 June 2021 9:00 AM EDT, 1:00 PM UTC, 2:00 PM BST, 3:00 PM CEST, 6:30 PM IST Register here   https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEsd-6vqzorGdIYK82n5UQKs2hdIDPRAnfN About this Event In the second episode of ‘Let’s build peace: here and now’ conversations, Dawn Shackels, a local activist from Northern Ireland will speak with Bassma Kodmani, a fellow activist and peacebuilder who…

New Study Provides Insight About How Philanthropy Can Make Peacebuilding a Priority

On 14 July 2020 CANDID released Philanthropy for a Safe, Healthy, and Just World, a first-of-its-kind study that identifies clear opportunities and challenges in supporting peacebuilding activities. Currently, less than 1% of philanthropic funding supports peace and security. 823 organizations worldwide responded to a survey, conducted by Candid and CENTRIS and funded by PeaceNexus, which…