How can community agency networks (CANs) and community groups help co-create a fairer, kinder world, through arts, sport, culture, play, education, co-learning and social inclusion?

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Education, deliberation and media services[edit | edit source]

Fabulous example of citizen and community group created local media: Visioning Camden 2030 booklet, link via

Inspiring quotes[edit | edit source]

"Most people participate in their communities not as part of organised groups, but in doing acts of kindness." Professor Carolyn Kagan, Professor of Community Social Psychology at Manchester Metropolitan University.

"Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all." Aristotle

"...if we are to move from charity to justice, helping our community members who are most marginalized to be heard is one of the most effective and enduring things we can do. Let's restore one of the strengths of our sector, and one of our sacred duties. Let's mobilize the full power of our community, constantly and unapologetically, in service of justice. We must intellectualize less and organize more. The soul of our sector, and the well-being of our community, depends on it." Nonprofit AF

"Please remember there's no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end." @TransitionLag

"We've always done skills exchanges. Hundreds of years ago, maybe, it was just with our neighbors and family, But now we have the possibility to take it anywhere in the world, and that's a great opportunity." Graziella Michel[1]

"The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members." Coretta Scott King

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The Science of Kindness
Authors: randomactsofkindness
Date: 2017-11-13
Authors: Rising Appalachia, May 13, 2015

Together with the music of Rising Appalachia, the Rise Collective W is used to support many of the Smith sisters' community-based projects uniting the arts and justice. Having themselves been community activists during their travels, Leah and Chloe Smith want their art to also be a source of activism, as well as of cultural development.

News and comment[edit | edit source]

March 2024

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January 2024


  • News Broad support for repair at the EU Parliament – will the Council keep up with the ambition?, (Oct 25, 2023) — “We applaud the huge improvements introduced by the IMCO Committee to ensure the affordability of repair, the ban of unfair anti-repair practices and the promotion of broad repair options for consumers. We now urge the European Council and Member States Ministries not to let their citizens down. They have been demanding the right to repair what they own for years and this is the time to make it happen.” Cristina Ganapini, Coordinator of the Right to Repair Europe coalition
  • News Small acts of kindness are frequent and universal, finds study, (Jun 28, 2023)
  • News Australia needs to reduce emissions to net zero by 2038 to do ‘fair share’ to contain global heating, analysis shows, The Guardian (Jun 18, 2023)
  • News Catalonian housing co-op wins social innovation prize from European Commission, (Feb 08, 2023) — Sostre Cívic was praised for its alternative housing model which judges found 'fairer and more accessible, non-profit, non-speculative and transformative'


  • News Forests in the tropics are critical for tackling climate change – yet the people showing how are being exploited, The Conversation (Apr 28, 2022) — Fair deal for field workers needed

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Notes and References

  1. A new landscape for skill-sharing emerges from pandemic aftermath, Jan 7, 2021
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