- Agents of Change
Agents of Change
Welcome to Agents of Change, the Anglican Alliance distance learning programme from Open University.
Here’s what former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams says about Agents of Change.
“In so many areas it is Anglican Christians who are in the forefront of community development, drawing people together, imagining the future, crafting something people have never quite expected they would be able to do together.
And all this is wonderful; but it requires help, support and technical know-how. One of the great achievements of the Alliance is that we have established a number of Open University modules, designed by Anglicans for Anglicans, addressing these questions. Now, those who are involved actively in community development will be able to increase their scope and broaden their horizons.
These are action-based, involvement-based modules, but they are also academically rigorous and demanding, as is quite right. God’s children deserve the best. The development of these modules means that those involved in community development will be able to make good work still better.”
There are six modules in the programme covering:
- Protecting vulnerable people
- Work programming
- Financial planning
Each module takes a month to study. It’s best to work with a group of people, but you can study on your own.
You need to be prepared to spend about four hours a week on your studies; and if you complete them to a satisfactory standard, you’ll get a certificate of completion from the Open University. The course is available free of charge for Anglicans or people studying in Anglican schools, colleges or university. You need the endorsement of your priest to be able to take part. If you want to build your skills to serve your community, then register for “Agents of Change.”