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Why networks matter in faith-related community development work: Learning from diverse Christian responses to debt in England (2019)
Journal Article
Orton, A., & Barclay, D. (2020). Why networks matter in faith-related community development work: Learning from diverse Christian responses to debt in England. Community Development Journal, 55(3), 496-514. https://doi.org/10.1093/cdj/bsz002

This article explores the significant contribution being made by diverse Christian responses to debt in England, drawing on action research in London and the North East of England. These responses range from providing individual support and services... Read More about Why networks matter in faith-related community development work: Learning from diverse Christian responses to debt in England.

Money Talks: Christian Responses to Debt in the North East and London (2018)
Report
Barclay, D., & Orton, A. (2018). Money Talks: Christian Responses to Debt in the North East and London. William Leech Trust

Debt has become increasingly significant in the UK over the last decade as a high profile issue which is having profound personal, social, economic and political consequences. This significance can be seen in the attention being paid to increasing le... Read More about Money Talks: Christian Responses to Debt in the North East and London.

Interfaith Dialogue: Seven Key Questions for Theory, Policy and Practice (2016)
Journal Article
Orton, A. (2016). Interfaith Dialogue: Seven Key Questions for Theory, Policy and Practice. Religion, State and Society, 44(4), 349-365. https://doi.org/10.1080/09637494.2016.1242886

Interfaith dialogue is increasingly being recognised by governments across Europe as crucial to developing cohesive communities. This article critically analyses approaches for developing strategies to promote interfaith dialogue between individuals... Read More about Interfaith Dialogue: Seven Key Questions for Theory, Policy and Practice.

Tackling Prejudice and Engaging with Religious Minorities: How Cities Can Make a Difference with an Intercultural Cities Approach (2016)
Report
Orton, A. (2016). Tackling Prejudice and Engaging with Religious Minorities: How Cities Can Make a Difference with an Intercultural Cities Approach. [No known commissioning body]

Prejudice and discrimination against people on the grounds of religion continues to be widespread, despite freedom of religious belief and expression being fundamental rights enshrined within the European Convention on Human Rights. Members of the In... Read More about Tackling Prejudice and Engaging with Religious Minorities: How Cities Can Make a Difference with an Intercultural Cities Approach.

Taking Action on Debt and Supporting Financial Inclusion: A Guide for Churches on Responding in Your Local Area (2016)
Other
Barclay, D., Orton, A., & Stepanova, E. (2016). Taking Action on Debt and Supporting Financial Inclusion: A Guide for Churches on Responding in Your Local Area

This resource booklet provides a guide to enable churches to start talking about issues of money, debt and financial inclusion in their local communities. It begins with a guide to holding a ‘Money Talk’, which provides an easy way to start a convers... Read More about Taking Action on Debt and Supporting Financial Inclusion: A Guide for Churches on Responding in Your Local Area.

Transformative Potentials of Liminal Leadership (2015)
Journal Article
Orton, A., & Withrow, L. (2015). Transformative Potentials of Liminal Leadership. Journal of religious leadership, 14(1), 23-44

This article considers the crucial contribution of liminal leaders who engage with individuals and groups temporarily dwelling in spatial-temporal thresholds, thresholds in which dissonance and dislocation provide opportunities for transformative gro... Read More about Transformative Potentials of Liminal Leadership.

Making Connections: Exploring Methodist Deacons' Perspectives on Contemporary Diaconal Ministry (2014)
Book
Orton, A., & Stockdale, T. (2014). Making Connections: Exploring Methodist Deacons' Perspectives on Contemporary Diaconal Ministry. Sacristy Press

Churches are increasingly exploring the potential of diaconal ministry to help them serve wider society in the contemporary context. Those involved in this ministry seek to forge improved connections between churches and the wider communities in whic... Read More about Making Connections: Exploring Methodist Deacons' Perspectives on Contemporary Diaconal Ministry.

The Ethical Dimensions of Dialogue Between Policymakers: Learning Through Interaction Over Migrant Integration Dilemmas (2014)
Journal Article
Orton, A. (2014). The Ethical Dimensions of Dialogue Between Policymakers: Learning Through Interaction Over Migrant Integration Dilemmas. Journal of dialogue studies, 2(2), 25-48

This article explores how dialogue between policymakers from different countries can help generate learning which responds to the dilemmas they face when seeking to integrate migrants more fully within local communities. These dilemmas include reduci... Read More about The Ethical Dimensions of Dialogue Between Policymakers: Learning Through Interaction Over Migrant Integration Dilemmas.

Diaconal Ministries: At the Intersection of Churches and Communities (2014)
Journal Article
Orton, A. (2014). Diaconal Ministries: At the Intersection of Churches and Communities

Forms of diaconal ministry are being renewed in diverse ways across many denominations, as churches explore how this ministry can help them serve others in ways that are relevant to the current context (Diakonia World Federation, 1998; Clark, 2005; O... Read More about Diaconal Ministries: At the Intersection of Churches and Communities.

The Contemporary Nature of Diaconal Ministry in British Methodism: Purposes and Processes of Good Practice (2013)
Journal Article
Stockdale, T., & Orton, A. (2013). The Contemporary Nature of Diaconal Ministry in British Methodism: Purposes and Processes of Good Practice. Theology and ministry, 2(2013), 4.1-4.19

This article highlights key findings emerging from a two-year project focusing on the contemporary nature of diaconal ministry in the Methodist Church in Britain, drawing on the practices and perspectives of deacons in this denomination. Within this... Read More about The Contemporary Nature of Diaconal Ministry in British Methodism: Purposes and Processes of Good Practice.

Conclusion: Sustaining Community Practice for the Future (2013)
Book Chapter
Orton, A. (2013). Conclusion: Sustaining Community Practice for the Future. In S. Banks, H. Butcher, A. Orton, & J. Robertson (Eds.), Managing Community Practice: Principles, Policies and Programmes (191-203). (Second Edition). Policy Press

The Diverse and Contested Diaconate: Why Understanding this Ministry is Crucial to the Future of the Church (2013)
Journal Article
Orton, A. (2013). The Diverse and Contested Diaconate: Why Understanding this Ministry is Crucial to the Future of the Church. International Journal of Practical Theology, 16(2), 260-284. https://doi.org/10.1515/ijpt-2012-0017

The diaconate has attracted widespread renewed interest in the contemporary context, whilst being the focus of considerable international ecumenical, social and theological debate. This article shows how the deacon’s role embodies many of the pressin... Read More about The Diverse and Contested Diaconate: Why Understanding this Ministry is Crucial to the Future of the Church.

Building Migrants' Belonging through Positive Interactions: A Guide for Policymakers and Practitioners (2012)
Book
Orton, A. (2012). Building Migrants' Belonging through Positive Interactions: A Guide for Policymakers and Practitioners. Council of Europe

This policy document provides a practical resource to help policy-makers and practitioners develop significantly improved integration between migrants and other residents in local communities. It draws together evidence from research, theory and prac... Read More about Building Migrants' Belonging through Positive Interactions: A Guide for Policymakers and Practitioners.

What Works in Enabling Cross-Community Interactions? Perspectives on Good Policy and Practice (2009)
Report
Orton, A. (2009). What Works in Enabling Cross-Community Interactions? Perspectives on Good Policy and Practice. National Community Forum / Department for Communities and Local Government

This report for the National Community Forum briefly reviews the evidence for the current state of community interaction within England, together with theoretical approaches such as 'contact theory' which can inform activities that bring individuals... Read More about What Works in Enabling Cross-Community Interactions? Perspectives on Good Policy and Practice.

Evaluating Cross-Community Work in Holme Wood: Making Connections? (2008)
Other
Orton, A. (2008). Evaluating Cross-Community Work in Holme Wood: Making Connections?

This report shares the learning from a local project carried out by the Active Faith Communities Programme which was designed to improve cross-cultural relationships on Holme Wood, an outer-city estate in Bradford. With policy increasingly concerned... Read More about Evaluating Cross-Community Work in Holme Wood: Making Connections?.

Contesting “good practice” in faith-based action for social change : diversity, dialogue & dilemmas in Christian community work (2007)
Journal Article
Orton, A. (2007). Contesting “good practice” in faith-based action for social change : diversity, dialogue & dilemmas in Christian community work. The journal for faith, spirituality and social change, 1(1), 20-33

Faith-based community work is currently receiving a high level of policy interest from diverse organisations and government bodies in England, based on its perceived potential to address a combination of policy, organisational and individual interest... Read More about Contesting “good practice” in faith-based action for social change : diversity, dialogue & dilemmas in Christian community work.

The grit in the oyster: community development workers in a modernizing local authority (2007)
Journal Article
Banks, S., & Orton, A. (2007). The grit in the oyster: community development workers in a modernizing local authority. Community Development Journal, 42(1), 97-113. https://doi.org/10.1093/cdj/bsi074

This article offers a brief overview of the challenges facing UK local authorities, including the need to enhance public participation in decision making and service delivery, improve service performance and increase partnership working. It explores... Read More about The grit in the oyster: community development workers in a modernizing local authority.