ABCD workshop with Church Urban Fund

11 November 2015 – ABCD workshop with Church Urban Fund.

What is the difference between a needs-based and a strengths-based approach to community development?

Which approach are we using in our church or our community?

How would our activities look different if we switched from one to the other?

A group of academics, church leaders and practitioners met together to discuss these questions. In doing so, they wanted to understand more about how can we can effectively tackle poverty and build strong, vibrant communities.

The day started with Cormac Russell, Managing Director of Nurture Development. He explored what a strengths-based approach would look like and spoke about how to grow movements for social change, using the example of La Leche League in America.

This information has been extracted from the Church Urban Fund blog, ‘A Glass Half Full’.

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