Welcome to CSM Renewal 2007

Welcome to CSM Renewal 2007. This blog is for members of the Christian Socialist Movement who are interested in renewing and changing CSM. In Proverbs it says: "Where there is no vision the people perish" (Prov 29:18). We fear that CSM is perishing from lack of vision, and we need to renew CSM: - Prayerfully restore CSM’s values and objects to the heart of everything it does; - Actively be the prophetic conscience of the Labour Party and a prophetic voice to the churches; - Boldly take a stand against the religious right and campaign to make poverty, social justice and the environment mainstream Christian issues; - Sustainably ensure CSM’s financial security without accepting sponsorship from organisations that compromise our values; - Immediately make CSM fit for purpose and the organisation more democratic, accountable and Christian. Find out more about our new vision for CSM below, and if you like it sign up to CSM Renewal 2007.

Thursday, 18 January 2007

Immediately make CSM fit for purpose and the organisation more democratic, accountable and Christian

· Increase the regularity of executive committee meetings to provide effective leadership and scrutiny
· Executive committee to set strategic direction of CSM
· Formalise policy and advocacy sub-committee
· Ensure officer group shares minutes with the executive committee
· Shift power from unelected and unaccountable regional representatives to elected members
· Break up officer position roles and give specific responsibilities to executive committee members
· Add a Membership Recruitment Officer to the executive
· Allow branch secretaries to attend the executive committee ex officio
Engage members in e-referenda on key issues


Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Is John Reid a member? or Jon Cruddas? Who is promoting this concept of fit for purpose?

Is CSM a membership movement, consulted and exercising collective influence? Can it afford it? Are there sufficient members, paying sufficient membership fees? This is the first challenge, for which we need a campaign of renewal and change.