The CDAS bulletin this month is the first of a quarterly series of bulletins that will focus on a current issue and its relationship to community development in more detail than usual. The bulletin this month coincides with Human Rights Day which got us here at CDAS to think about how Human Rights and Community Development are separate and connected, independent and yet mutually beneficial.
To help shape CDAS practice grab a drink, have a seat and take 10 minutes to let us know how we are doing and where we should be going…
I was struck this month by the BBC Survey that found that people in Scotland are more likely to be optimistic about the future
I’ve always been dubious that meritocracy ensures a level playing field and this week I found a podcast that articulated this view much better than I ever could.
My thoughts this month centre around #100years followed by the subsequent announcement of a £500,000 fund to encourage more women to become involved in politics in Scotland.
My podcast hopping this month took me to Epicurean philosophy. I thought I was going to gain a higher understanding of food but no! turns out Epicurus was one of the first philosophers to develop a notion of justice as a kind of social contract, an agreement "neither to harm nor be harmed".