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Organizational Culture of Fear: The Shadow Side of US Culture

Posted on October 16, 2017 in Posts by Peter Block

Don't let the title mislead you. Peter's intimate conversation with life, career and business coach CJ Liu is profound, touching and funny. Ostensibly a discussion of Peter's book Flawless Consulting, CJ says at the end, "We didn't talk about the book at all." Instead, the conversation ranged from personal transformation, integrating who you are with what you do and outlets for pain and rage to freedom, authenticity, courage and the power of co-creation--plus yoga, cartoons, parenting and much more.… read more »

Tough Love

Posted on February 13, 2017 in Posts by Al Etmanski

A Valentine’s essay for all the caring change-makers out there, especially those whose efforts are ignored or misunderstood.… read more »

Are We There Yet?

Posted on September 9, 2016 in Posts by Sarah Arthurs

John explores two underlying questions raised by his recent book, co-authored with Peter Block and Walter Brueggemann: How will we know when we have departed the consumer culture? and How will we know we have arrived?… read more »

More with Professor Adam Clark

Posted on May 31, 2016 in Posts by Adam Clark

Xavier University theologian Adam Clark talks about today’s form of slavery and how, in addition to protest, we need to turn towards something paralleling the beloved community of the sixties. He also talks about how consumerism has become our modern religion and what justice looks like in terms of different social, economic and political arrangements.… read more »

Jubilee - Professor Adam Clark

Posted on May 30, 2016 in Posts by Adam Clark

Xavier University theologian Adam Clark explains the idea of Jubilee and how it brings us to the intersection of the bible and economics.… read more »

Peter Block, Walter Brueggemann and John McKnight in Conversation

Posted on March 23, 2016 in Posts by Peter Block

Transcript of Peter, Walter and John's wide-ranging conversation on March 8, 2016 inspired by their new book, "An Other Kingdom: Departing the Consumer Culture," moderated by Peter Pula and Michelle Strutzenberger of Axiom News.… read more »

Change the Conversation, Change the Culture

Posted on February 4, 2016 in Posts by Peter Block

Video of Peter talking about the small group methodology of community engagement and his views on the restorative movement, from the International Institute for Restorative Practices 19th World Conference.… read more »

Being Alive

Posted on December 1, 2015 in Posts by Michelle Long

BALLE Executive Director Michelle Long answers the question “If you had five minutes to convey what being alive means to you, what would you say?”… read more »

The Economics of Compassion: Can This City Wipe Out Debt by 2019?

Posted on November 16, 2015 in Posts by Sarah van Gelder

A "Jubilee" initiative in Cincinnati aims to wipe out the debts of the city's poorest people. Theologian Walter Brueggemann explains the idea's biblical foundations.… read more »

Is Now the Time to Bring Alive Centuries-old Jubilee Concept?

Posted on August 10, 2015 in Stories by Michelle Strutzenberger

Cincinnati group steps to edge of practicing radical Old Testament teaching on debt forgiveness.… read more »

Ruston Seaman in Conversation with John McKnight

Posted on July 28, 2015 in Posts by Peter Koestenbaum

Philosopher Peter Koestenbaum comments on the "deeply touching and intensely relevant conversation on faith" during John's June 2, 2015 “on-­line interchange” with Ruston Seaman.… read more »

Looking Back to Look Forward: The Intellectual Heritage of Asset-Based Community Development

Posted on July 14, 2015 in Posts by Cormac Russell

In June 2015 ABCD Europe marked the 20th anniversary of the Asset-Based Community Development Institute by bringing together people from around the world who have fostered place-based, citizen-led, and asset-based social movements.That week Festival Convenor and ABCD Europe Co-Director Cormac Russell also launched his new book in which he and John McKnight explore ABCD's intellectual heritage over the last forty years.… read more »

The Redemption of Silicon Valley

Posted on May 8, 2015 in Posts by Peter Koestenbaum

The May 5 memorial service for Survey Monkey CEO David Goldberg could be the beginning of a cry heard everywhere.… read more »

Not the Visitation You Asked For

Posted on December 18, 2014 in Posts by Peter Block

Why the Vatican's investigation of Catholic nuns in the U.S. holds important lessons for us all.… read more »

A Hidden Wholeness: The Journey Toward an Undivided Life

Posted on May 22, 2013 in Posts by Jill J. Jensen

Margaret Mead is not the only person to recognize that the way the world changes is through individual acts and the efforts of small groups of committed people. Parker Palmer has long helped us search for ways to give a life meaning and to change the world.… read more »

Building a Healthy and Just Community

Posted on July 26, 2012 in Stories by John McKnight and Peter Block

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.… read more »

Restoring Lives: Now That’s Justice

Posted on May 22, 2012 in Posts by Patrice Gaines

Each time a person is locked away behind bars, it leaves a void in a family, neighborhood or community. Forty years since prison, former Washington Post reporter, author and motivational speaker Patrice Gaines still fights to get free.… read more »

Open Letter to Journalists

Posted on June 13, 2011 in Posts by Peggy Holman

It's time for a new compact between journalists and the public says a self-styled “one of many formerly known as the audience” in her classic piece on the contribution journalism can make to bring our communities together.… read more »

The Good Life? It’s Close to Home

Posted on June 8, 2011 in Posts by Peter Block

Rebuilding families and neighborhoods around the gifts each of us offers… read more »

The Therapeutic Neighborhood

Posted on May 9, 2011 in Posts by John McKnight

If you have a deeply troubling personal problem, where do you turn? To a cleric? A psychologist? A counselor? A therapist? What about going to a group of your neighbors? They might be more helpful than the professionals.… read more »

Escaping the World of Non-sense

Posted on April 25, 2011 in Posts by John McKnight

The neighborhood is the refuge from electrical non-sense… read more »

Our Abundant Communities

Posted on April 25, 2011 in Posts by John McKnight

John, Peter and Old Testament scholar Walter Brueggemann explore themes of power and patriarchy; human fallibility and gifts; and accumulation and abundance in building and sustaining community in these uncut videos from their two days at Trinity University, San Antonio, for the 2011 Willson Lectures.… read more »

Powering America

Posted on March 1, 2011 in Posts by John McKnight

Neighborhood power results when we come together to create something for ourselves — from ourselves. This is the power of citizens engaged in community building.… read more »

Repairing Community

Posted on September 15, 2010 in Posts by John McKnight

As we create functions for families surrounded by supportive neighbors, the problems of "broken communities" will recede.… read more »