Why Equality is Better for Everyone: How we can find positive solutions and move towards a happier, fairer future

Part of a short series of meetings organised by Church Action on Poverty North East with Shepherd's Dene Retreat Centre, exploring local implications and possible responses to the compelling evidence in 'The Spirit Level' that developed countries who have a more equal income distribution (achieved in a variety of ways) do better on a range of indices eg. health, education, crime, community.
What
  • Close the Gap
  • Local groups
When Jul 10, 2011
from 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM
Where Shepherd's Dene Retreat Centre, Riding Mill
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A panel from key local organisations will make brief inputs on:

  • the carbon factor
  • consumerism
  • corporate power/partnership
  • political will/participatory democracy

This will be followed by a debate on the way forward.

“We are well aware that the whole creation... has been groaning in labour pains, and we too... are groaning inside ourselves, waiting in eagerness to be set free”
Romand 8:22,23

Refreshments will be offered before and after the debate.

All are welcome to come and explore the extensive and beautiful gardens in the early afternoon or evening.

Directions

Shepherd’s Dene  is on the west side of Riding Mill village, signposted 3/4mile up the hill, access on left.
No 10 buses from Hexham or Eldon Square bus station pass through the village, and the Newcastle/Hexham/Carlisle trains stop at Riding Mill.
To arrange a lift from Riding Mill call 01434 682 212.

 

Sun July 10th     ‘How we can find positive solutions and move towards a happier, fairer future’
A panel from key local organisations will make brief inputs on:
the carbon factor; consumerism

corporate power/partnership
political will/participatory democracy

This will be followed by a debate on the way forward

“We are well aware that the whole creation….has been groaning in labour pains, and we too…are groaning inside ourselves, waiting in eagerness to be set free” Rom8v22,23

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