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by Paul

Garden Church Growing an Urban Sanctuary

August 21, 2015 in Uncategorized

There are so many creative ways to get people working together for good. Read more about Anna Woofendren, Garden Church, Green Girl Farms, Lara Hughey, Swedenborgian Chuch, Wayfarers Chapel


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Iowa barber gives haircuts to children in exchange for them reading stories to him

August 12, 2015 in Uncategorized

DUBUQUE (AP) | Love this creative way to stimulate the Gift Economy. Children who read books to a local barber have received a free haircut…

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Focusing Where You Live – The Grand Exchange in Akron

August 9, 2015 in Uncategorized

Check out the full story of the Grand Exchange in Akron at the link below

“It’s a place where we can experience that integration [of relationships, worship etc.] Beyond that, it’s a sense of destiny. There’s almost this sense of being bound to Akron. How Akron goes, I go. And how I go, Akron goes.  … We’re bound to this place and we’re bound to these people and this is where we’re called to live out our lives and be invested.”

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Lamphier: Abundant Community concept gaining traction

August 8, 2015 in Uncategorized

After living in half a dozen cities across Canada, I can honestly say Edmonton is the friendliest, most tightly connected place we’ve ever called home. That’s not just local boosterism. Nor is it a knock against Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver or Windsor, my home town. Each has its own unique virtues and personality, and I’ve loved living in all these places.

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"Edmonton is the friendliest, most tightly connected place we’ve ever called home."

Love this new article which includes words from Peter Block the co-author of The Abundant Community. This is the city Elizabeth Sparks and I just returned from. Liz received a grassroots leadership grant to learn about Asset Based Neighbourhood Organizing with Howard Lawrence and the Abundant Community Initiative.

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