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Sunday, 18 February 2018

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

1min @NASA clip - #2017 Takes Second Place for #Hottest Year

Text from youtube "Earth's surface temperatures in 2017 were the second warmest since since 1880, when global estimates first become feasible, NASA scientists found. "

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

7min @thersaorg clip - Has #Technology Lost Society's #Trust - Mustafa Suleyman

1) Tech company employees aren't representative of the society they are meant to serve
2) There is little understanding of how digital systems deeply influence our daily lives
3) Money and growth shouldn't be the only arbiters of success for tech companies - but are

"We must take responsibility for the ethical implications of our work, anticipating the challenges at the start of a projects lifecycle instead of grappling with them mid way through, or worse, after the fact"

Text from you tube "Has technology lost society's trust? Mustafa Suleyman, co-founder and Head of Applied AI at DeepMind, considers what tech companies have got wrong, how to fix it and how technology companies can change the world for the better."

Monday, 12 February 2018

#ruralpresence - @GerminateARC Toolkit - using your #church #building to offer an open #welcome

(this post was 1st published on the Rural Presence Blog)

Open Welcome is a new resource from Germinate: The Arthur Rank Centre.  

It is designed to help rural churches consider how they might use their building to offer welcome and hospitality to those in their community, both residents and visitors.

Church buildings have the capacity to move people.  So we need to view them as more than just bricks and mortar. 

The 8 page Open Welcome document is a free, practical resource covering topics like opening the building, welcoming visitors and telling the story.   

 open welcome front cover

It is divided into the sections described below and it can be downloaded here.


Section 1 - Why open your buildings

Section 2 - Extending the welcome

Section 3 - Telling the story

Section 4 - Practical steps

Useful information and resources