My community organising activities are presently focused on Govan, including offering, with others, a weekly community meal in the Pearce Institute and giving occasional support to individuals and teams to transform conflict and create cultures of trust. This is part of an active « action inquiry » into community renewal and the conditions that promote human flourishing.
Some of the key projects I’ve been involved in: (Click on the heading to open a pdf version of the file)
· People & Parliament: Reshaping Scotland
The People Speak, with Canon Kenyon Wright (chair) and other members of the Steering Group, March 1999.
· Who's A Real Scot?
A report of the Embracing Multicultural Scotland Project, Centre for Human Ecology, co-authored with Hanna Maan, Nick Wilding, Amadu Khan and Alastair McIntosh, April 2000
· Get Your Voice Heard!
A pilot project in the Leith and North Edinburgh area to enhance the participation of black and ethnic minority people in local democratic processes. Co-led with Nick Wilding, Centre for Human Ecology, May 2007
· Govan Together Final Report
A partnership project between five Govan-based organisations which the aim to inquire into and strengthen the resourcefulness of Govan in the light of climate change. I joined the Centre for Human Ecology’s team to develop a series of training events on collaboration and a series of “meaningful conversations”.