Peter Block

In addition to The Abundant Community, co-authored with John McKnight, Peter Block is the author of Flawless Consulting, Community, Stewardship and The Answer to How Is Yes. He serves on the boards of Elementz, a hip hop center for urban youth; Cincinnati Public Radio; and LivePerson. With other volunteers, Peter began A Small Group, whose work is to create a new community narrative and to bring Peter's work on civic engagement into being. Peter's work is in the restoration of communities and creating systems that restore our humanity. He is a partner in Designed Learning, a training company that offers workshops he has designed to build the skills outlined in his books.
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The Moment for Community Has Arrived

A World Divided Isolation is on the rise in our neighborhoods, institutions, cities, and in the world at large. The extremism and rigid ideology that flood all forms of public conversation are painful to witness and, to my mind, partial...

Webinar ~ Community: The Structure of Belonging

Peter talks with Weaving Influence's Becky Robinson about how to create and foster community, why community is so important, and why we feel increasingly lonely in a world that keeps us "connected" via technology.   Related: Community: The Structure of Belonging (Block) ...

Community: The Structure of Belonging

Welcome This book is written to support those who care for the well-being of our community. It is for anyone who wants to be part of creating an organization, neighborhood, city, or country that works for all, and who has...

The Church in Action: Faith and Church with No Bricks and Mortar

Conversation with Father Joe Kovitch Download or listen to John and Peter's June 26, 2018 conversation with Father Joe Kovitch, pastor of St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in Westerville, Ohio. Father Joe had just been appointed to serve at St. Matthew's when the...

Restorative Practices: A Toolbox for Turbulent Times

Conversation with Thom Allena About every six weeks for the last five years, John and Peter have hosted online / dial-up conversations with community-building pioneers as their guests. For their May 8, 2018 dialog they invited Thom Allena to talk...

Visionary Leadership in Community Building

How do we create a culture, a way of being together that affirms our relatedness? Peter's conversation with Nicole Farkouh on community and culture in organizations, neighborhoods and beyond ranges into the task of leadership as visionary not role...

Organizing the Unorganizables

Conversation with Ann Livingston About every six weeks for the last five years, John and Peter have hosted online / dial-up conversations with community-building pioneers as their guests. On March 27, 2018, they talked with Ann Livingston about her pioneering work...

How to Connect Neighborhood Churches to Your Local Community

About every six weeks for the last five years, John and Peter have hosted online / dial-up conversations with community-building pioneers as their guests. For their February 20, 2018 dialog they invited Paul Sparks, a leading voice in the growing...

Freeing Yourself from the Consumer Culture

In this wide-ranging interview Peter talks with Eric Zimmer, host and producer of The One You Feed, named one of the Best Health Podcasts of All Time by The Huffington Post. Peter discusses some of the big questions he is tackling lately,...