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Appreciating Church book launches

How can local churches, congregations and communities use their strengths to best effect and drive forward transformation? That is the question at the heart of a new book and website Appreciating Church, one of our latest Appreciating People projects. Launching in both London (Thursday, 9 February) and Liverpool (Monday, 20 February), the resources draw together,

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Appreciating Church focuses on sector-specific Appreciative Inquiry

‘All shall be well, and all shall be well… For there is a force of love moving through the universe that holds us fast and will never let you go.’ –– Dame Julian of Norwich (c.1342-1416), the first woman to write a book in the English language In February 2017, another milestone in the Appreciating

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Appreciating Church – the story so far…

Appreciating People has worked with a number of churches since spring 2014, developing a sustainable Appreciative Inquiry community of practice. It has become an exciting and expanding project – this is the story so far… AP began working with church groups in 2014. During a consultation on AI and the Church in Manchester in March

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Positive Education – Using Appreciative Inquiry in a secondary school

  Schools in Canada, North Europe, the USA and Australia have successfully applied the Appreciative Inquiry approach and philosophy in the classroom to create a positive education experience. Geelong Grammar School in Australia being a particularly well known example, but there are relatively few UK examples. Earlier this year, Appreciating People facilitated a conference on Flourishing for international schools,

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