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Book: In Search of the Informal Capital of Community

by Hanmin Liu President and CEO of Wildflowers Institute. Hanmin Liu writes of his exploration and understanding of the often invisible strengths and resources in communities, what he calls informal capital. He then describes models and processes to support communities … Continue reading

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Leaders Urge on Alchemy Scholars

An article about Alchemy, Inc. and the mentoring work of Kwame Scruggs in Akron, Ohio, by Jewell Gardwell.

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Zócalo Public Square

Established in Los Angeles in 2003, Zócalo Public Square connects people to ideas and to each other in an open, accessible, non-partisan and broad-minded spirit. Through our web magazine, lectures, panels, screenings, and conferences, Zócalo takes on ideas that enhance … Continue reading

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Thoughts on a World in Which Consciousness is Reality

by Rose von Thater-Braan, (Tuscarora/Cherokee), founding director of the Native American Academy. This is an amazing piece of writing that conveys in a very unique way a taste of what it might be like to experience the world as conscious … Continue reading

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Presencing and
Theory U

by Otto Scharmer. Several short videos are well worth watching. This is cutting edge work that has enormous potential for working with groups and individuals in remarkable ways! more>>

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Interview: Nipun Mehta of CharityFocus

by Richard Whittaker; Feb 9, 2010

Nipun Mehta was born in Ahmedabad, India in 1975. When he was twelve, his family moved to Santa Clara, California in the heart of Silicon Valley.

I met Mehta in 2007. Having heard several amazing stories about him from Paul Van Slambrouck, retired editor of the Christian Science Monitor, I asked for an introduction. The three of us met one afternoon at a taqueria in Berkeley. In no time I felt a close connection with this very personable man. I was completely unprepared, however, when after about twenty minutes of animated conversation, he leaned across the table and asked, “How can I serve you, Richard?” Continue reading

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Reconciliation, Forgiveness and Restorative Justice:

a Conversation with James O’Dea, by Richard Whittaker, August 6, 2010 – My introduction to James O’ Dea came at a dinner party two and a half years ago. I’d heard he was the executive director of the Institute of … Continue reading

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The Power of Story

by Peter Forbes, founder of The Center for Whole Community

Today one of the most transformational things any of us can do is to listen deeply to the stories of others. For eight summers now, I have spent many evenings in a circle of leaders who are there to listen intently and to speak honestly and directly to one another. As often as a Vermont summer will allow, we meet outside under the stars with blankets across our laps and lanterns at our feet. We face one another and endure moments of nervous laughter as we settle into the presence of this place and one another. Continue reading

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Because God Whispers:

Being silent means more than just holding your tongue. It means listening for the softest, most subtle sound of all – the sound of the soul, Ode Magazine, July, 2008. more>>

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