The horror of Grenfell Tower: where cost-cutting trumped a culture of care

Nothing could prepare me for the visceral, emotional impact of seeing the burnt out shell of Grenfell Tower in West London, where 79 people are known to have died: incinerated or choked to death with toxic fumes.

A third force awakens in human and business relationships

Michael Schulter, Chair of the Relational Thinking Network

What if human relationships are the ‘centre force’ of the world’s affairs, rather than measuring happiness by financial parameters of profit and loss? This was the key message at a talk on Relational Thinking™ held at IofC's London centre on 6 April. Dr Michael Schluter and Marjon Busstra of the Relational Thinking Network were the keynote speakers at the event organized by IofC UK’s business programme.

Where did we go wrong?

Barbara Down

Like so many of us, I have been horrified by the recent events that have unfolded in France last week', writes Barbara Down. 'Nearly every day we see on our TV screens violent conflict around the rest of the world, but it has now become more evident as a reality here in Europe too. I fear for our future, wondering where we have gone wrong, that has resulted in people who were born and grew up here hating the system and presumably 'us' so much that they are willing to kill and even die for their cause.'