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Redeeming our Communities

On Tuesday 16th November 2010, people with a desire to see social transformation in our city filled the (very cold) NIA for the launch of Redeeming Our Communities in Birmingham. Thank you to everyone who came, supported, got involved, and were hopefully inspired by what could be done in our city by a collaborative approach. 

The event was the launch for the start of a very exciting united vision for our city, to build on the invaluable work already happening, some of which was highlighted. Sadly a video clip featuring Riverside projects was missed out (time problems) but Raw Nerve’s performances received much praise.
“I was absolutely delighted with last night’s event and extremely proud to have been associated with the organisation and delivery of it. Birmingham should be proud”

-Ashley Innis, Cabinet Support Officer to Councillor Alan Rudge & Cabinet Member for Equalities & Human Resources.

This is just the beginning:

A million acts of kindness will be launched in January which gives us the opportunity to get local media and Birmingham people on board in a simple way for community city change. There will be a website focussing on this soon.

We are looking for Community Ambassadors to represent their location and to help to connect churches, projects and people as well as to coordinating prayer for the areas.

We want to connect churches and communities and resources across the city. For instance, “Thrive West Midlands”, a new organisation initiated by Church Urban Fund Training provides courses on understanding your neighbourhood. (www.thrivewestmidlands.org)

Updates as and when! Have a look at Redeeming our Communities Birmingham Facebook page for photos, more info etc.

Linda Isgrove 449 3156 lindai@riverside-church.org.uk