A few weeks ago Mr Downes wrote to Mr Bradley about his nice little earner teaching Tri Borough social workers how to be 'compassionate'!
Downes copied the Council in on the Bradley letter.
|ANDY DOING COMPASSION!|
Whilst Compassion Teacher Bradley lacked compassion to reply the Council did. This link tells you more about how our money is being frittered away NO COMPASSION FOR TAXPAYERS!
According to K&C Framework4Change has no professional connection with the sinister Brahma Kumaris cult or its cohort, The Janki Foundation....
To quote, .....so far as we can tell, F4C do not have a professional relationship with these organisations. Nor do they promote the purpose (as described in the links) of these organisations in their work. There is nothing cultish or sinister about the content of the F4C courses....
The Dame has procured an email from Andy to a mate....it's pretty torrid stuff, but demolishes the Council's statement that there is no professional connection between BK and F4C.
Over to you Andy.....
Thanks for call Roger - really good to hear your voice and to connect.
Hope you have a wonderful breakfast conversation.
Feeling inspired and energies here post retreat for 60 social workers at
Global Retreat Centre - the Brahma Kumaris are a humble and powerful
partner - I have been privileged to ask to speak at tow retreats now in a
deeply spiritual place. The diamond merchant who had visions for a peaceful
world in the 1930's invited women to lead (relying on nurturing 'of
service' qualities and wanting to avoid gurus - the output is astonishing
with 1000 centres in 120 countries without charging a penny.
I wonder who the host leaders for the compassion movement should be?
The flow here is strong with an emerging vision for locating compassion.
Dear Mr Bradley
I write as a resident and taxpayer of the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea.
I understand that your company, Frameworks4Change, has been commissioned by the Tri-Borough to teach certain officer levels/disciplines, 'compassion training'.
My understanding has always been that compassion was innate within us and hardly teachable....but I leave to others, more qualified than I, to argue about that!
However, it does seem counter-intuitive that those in the caring professions need to be taught how to be compassionate.....
But my concerns revolve around the following....
1. That your company's appointment involved an officer who subsequently left Tri-Borough employ and then, for a time, worked as a consultant to your company.
2. That the appointment of your company was not subject to any tendering process
But, of much greater concern to me is the suggestion that you, personally, have strong links to Brahma Kumaris and the Janki Foundation.
My understanding is that there is an interrelationship between the two entities.
I hope that you will be able to write to reassure me that you have never had any professional relationship with either Brahma Kumaris or the Janki Foundation.
You might be inclined to go further and assure me that you disdain the bizarre
beliefs of the Brahma Kumaris 'cult'.
I draw your attention to the blog upon which this email is based.