Video: Social media guidance for charities
In the year of the general election, charities will be gearing up to use social media to campaign for their cause – but what should they avoid posting? Recently published guidance by the Charity Commission states that charities are responsible for ensuring any campaigning is in line with its rules on political activity. The guidance states that charities “can engage on emotive issues” as long as they align with their purpose, but must be aware that content posted by individuals could be associated with the charity. - See more at: https://www.civilsociety.co.uk/voices/video-social-media-guidance-for-charities.html#sthash.9jEB3lFI.dpuf
Why have thousands of United Methodist churches in the US quit the denomination?
The United Methodist Church has been undergoing a major upheaval as more than 7,000 congregations across the country, one quarter of the total, decided whether to leave the denomination or remain United Methodist. This splintering resulted from a long-simmering debate over theological differences and the role of LGBTQ people in the church.
Your church, chapel and meeting house has the potential to be even more amazing than it already is.
By taking small steps you can use your building to articulate your mission, and offer it as a space for your community and visitors to use, enjoy and learn from. If you decide on a large development project there are examples of best practice across the country, and lots of experience you can call on for inspiration and advice.
Looking pragmatically and practically at what you already have, examining carefully what your congregation wants to do, and consulting openly with your community and other organisations will all help you to make the most of your building.
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