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The heart of healthy community

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Michael Schluter on the importance of families for good communities.

Summary

Michael Schluter on the importance of families for good communities.

Michael Schluter trained as an economist before working as a research fellow with the International Food Policy Research Institute, and economics consultant with the World Bank in East Africa. He is now a social entrepreneur and has launched six charities whose work includes international peace-building (Concordis International), alternative finance (Citylife) and social policy (Credit Action). He works as CEO of Relationships Global, which believes that personal and social well-being depends upon the quality of relationships within families and communities, and within and between organisations. Their work seeks to try and help build a society that sustains relationships. Michael is co-author of The R Factor, Jubilee Manifesto and After Capitalism: Rethinking Economic Relationships and has contributed to a number of other books looking at social issues from a relational perspective.