International Credit Union (ICU) Day® celebrates the spirit of the global credit union movement. The 2017 International Credit Union (ICU) Day® theme — "Dreams Thrive Here" illustrates how credit union and other financial cooperatives serve as catalysts to make different professions, personal choices and career paths real.
Founder of the Savings Bank Movement: A new publication written by Prof. Charles W Munn
A man of vision and compassion, Duncan believed fundamentally in the dignity of ordinary working people. From its beginnings in a small cottage on the shores of the Solway, his community savings bank went on to influence and inspire generations all over the world.
Earlier in the year, the Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness was launched at the Houses of Parliament. Issues around loneliness are now appearing in the media on an almost weekly basis, such is the concern by government, charities and wider society.
Linking Lives UK is working hard to address these issues by supporting churches to set up befriending schemes in their local communities. These schemes enable volunteers to visit those affected by loneliness in their own homes, normally once a week for around one hour. These visits can be a real lifeline and are an opportunity to provide good quality time for someone else which is often mutually beneficial.
Although we in our culture sometimes feel uncomfortable talking about it, death is a normal part of life. After a bereavement, sometimes society pressures us to “move on”. Taking the time to remember people who are gone can often be very helpful, as part of the process of grieving.
Many churches hold an annual event, when people are invited to remember their Absent Friends. To Absent Friends is a people’s festival of storytelling and remembrance taking place across Scotland from 1-7 November. Groups are being invited to take part with the help of a small grants scheme.
This year the Church of Scotland are partnering with Christian Aid Scotland, Eco Congregation Scotland and Oikocredit to host our annual conference to mark Good Money Week.
'What have faith and money got to do with Climate Change?' will take place is St Andrew's and St George's West Church, Edinburgh on Thursday 12 October. Places are free but limiited: Book online at Eventbrite www.fmcc17.eventbrite.co.uk
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