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New Scoop Interviews Member Peter Block

Peter Block on Generative Jouornalism

New Scoop is a Calgary-based news co-operative publishing generative journalism. New Scoop co-founder Sarah Arthurs interviews Peter on how he sees generative journalism transforming communities and contributing to a future that works for all.


Interview with John McKnight

Low-income communities are not needy -- they have assets

John McKnight Interview with Faith & Leadership

In an interview with Duke University's Faith & Leadership, John reflects on the genesis of asset-based community development and the role the church can play in helping people identify and leverage their strengths to empower their communities


Freedom at Work

Peter Block Interview with Tami Simon

"Who will care for the common good" is a question that most businesses aren't ready to deal with. In a wide-ranging interview with Tami Simon of Sounds True, Peter talks about the signals he sees of a shift in consciousness in the business world ... and much more.


Building a Healthy and Just Community

Conversation with John McKnight, Peter Block and Mike Butler

When the Chief of Police brings restorative practice into the heart of the community, you know something is happening there. Transcribed highlights from John and Peter's conversation with Mike Butler show what's possible.


Restoring Humanity in Our Communities and Institutions: An Interview with Peter Block

In a conversation with Danny Chesterman of Ashridge Consulting, Peter shares his latest thinking on restoring humanity on our streets, in our homes, and in our institutions. Community-building insights here focus on opening up unfamiliar conversations, how groups work, the power of relatedness, what occurs when ordinary people get together, our love of leaders and shifting our attention from the problems of community to the possibility of community.

Re-posted by permission of Ashridge Consulting, from Converse, Issue 8, 2011. 


Interview with John McKnight

John reflects on his personal experiences with community in his interview with Laura Fulton of CommunitiesKnow.com and offers his thoughts on the role of hospitality and the contribution of young people to community building.


Peter Block and John McKnight with Wayne Hurlbert - Part Two

Excerpts from Wayne Hurlbert's radio interview with Peter and John on the thinking behind The Abundant Community and how families and neighbors can apply it in their communities. 


Interview with John McKnight

John reflects on his personal experiences with community in his interview with Laura Fulton of CommunitiesKnow.com and offers his thoughts on the role of hospitality and the contribution of young people to community building.   


Peter Block and John McKnight with Wayne Hurlbert - Part One

Excerpts from Wayne Hurlbert's radio interview with Peter and John on the thinking behind The Abundant Community


Introducing John McKnight

In his interview with Samantha Michaels of State of the Re-Union John talks about his approach to strengthening communities from within and the work behind The Abundant Community.


A Conversation with Peter Block

How to encourage movement toward an abundance mindset? In a January 2011 interview with Seth Resler, Peter expands on thoughts from his speech accepting Linkage's Lifetime Achievement Award.