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GLoCon > TOGETHER > Exhibition


The launch of the GLoCon documentary film on 3 August is accompanied by an exhibition. It shows photographs from the four locations featured in the film.

While the exhibition itself is physical we reproduce the material here in multiple ways:

  • images of the film locations – see India, China, Zambia and Atlanta USA.
  • images at the exhibition's entrance (see below)
  • a Flickr sideshow (see right – requires the Flash plugin)
  • a Flickr slideshow on the Salvation Army's Flickr site (no plugin required)

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Click on the thumnail images below to see the displays at the entrance to the exhibition. Each of GLoCon's themes is represented – home, neighbourhood, 'organisations adapting' and 'people of faith'.

Theme - Home


Home – is where people live. Home is the place of intimacy and formation of family. It may be a house, a room, a street, a park bench. We enter a home by invitation, and hospitality is received.

Conversations at home can open personal and private concerns and hopes. Here we may also gain insight into the shared concerns of the neighbourhood.

Theme - Organisations adapting


Neighbourhood – is a geographic area that includes homes, is within walking distance and includes family, friends, neighbours, businesses and activities of various kinds. It is the most common form of community.

Dynamics of neighbourhood include concern about issues, politics, and well as strengths of connection and types of belonging.

Theme - Neighbourhood

Organisations adapting

Organisations adapting – Churches, hospitals, clinics, schools, organisations of various kinds usually have a building base where programmes are organised and run. They depend on people coming into the building.

People adapt organisations when they step out of the building and become part of the conversaton in the neighbourhood, and in the homes of people who are connected.

Adaptation happens when the programmes are adjusted to invest time in home and neighbourhood as well as in the centre, to learn and work together.

Organisations can play a facilitation role, to connect and encourage the transfer of experience within and between neighbourhoods.

Theme - People of faith

People of faith

One discovery through three decades of community coversations and counselling is that communities which sustain responses to the challenges they face tend to be filled with people of faith, who apply that faith in their daily lives as a source of strength, joy and perseverance.

This is true of Christians and also for people of other faiths. The understanding that God is present in every place and

situation means that Christians can confidently expect to live in God's presence together with neighbours and friends, pointing to Christ as the source of grace, strength, reconciliation and transformation.

For The Salvation Army and other Christian groups, integrated mission – the combination of practical and spiritual responses – is a Christ-centred, grace-inspired and strengths-based way of understanding that all people have a God-given potential to respond. Integrated mission is based on action and reflection within an applied and practical theology.

The above 'People of faith' image also represents the foundational principles of SALT:

  • S is for Support, Stimulate, Story
  • A is for Appreciate, Analyse
  • L is for Listen, Learn or Link
  • T is for Transfer, Team.
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