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Does Independence Exist? Exploring Scarcity, Abundance and Interdependence

Modern culture has instilled in most of us an unchecked reverence for the idea of independence. It is a celebrated sign of maturity and accomplishment. A promised path to freedom, and a signal that we have arrived. Soulful teachers,...

Dr. Olivia Saunders: Sovereignty and Abundance

Where lies the passage out of an economic and social system rooted in the illusion scarcity and competition, and into a system of living grounded in the reality of abundance and cooperation? Economist Dr. Olivia Saunders invites us to...

How to Find Personal Gifts without Buying New during the Holidays

As the holidays unfurl, bringing hopes and promises of special flavors, cozy traditions and connection, an urgency also begins to brew within our minds and homes: to buy. At our best, we buy out of our desire to concretely demonstrate...

Reimagining the Table, Justice, and our Relationship to Place

What does it mean to be a neighbor? In what ways might it heal us to live in authentic, interconnected relationship with others who live and work just beyond our doorstep? How is the path to racial justice interwoven...

A Call to a Deeper Democracy

We have two options, most of the time: to interpret the "worsening" of conditions around us as a call to despair while disparaging and demanding more of "those in charge," or to look closer at the power that we...

Clark Arrington, Pioneer for Cooperatives and Black Economic Power

This two-part edition of The Next System Podcast features Clark Arrington, a pioneer in the cooperative movement, an innovative legal practitioner, and a leader in the movement for Black economic empowerment. He now works as general counsel for The Working...

Attributes, Roles and Culture within Neighborhoods

In a recent podcast by The Neighboring Movement, hosts Adam Barlow-Thompson and Matt Johnson were joined by John McKnight to discuss the six (possibly even seven) attributes of a culture of contribution, how these characteristics in a community could...

Are You Powered by Connections?

Podcast with Peter Block Peter talks with Lewis Alloro of The Change Lab on many aspects exploring how creating wellbeing and change is all about connection. To listen, read key takeaways and sign up to get the supporting "Making It Work Cheatsheet,"...

Connect to Others and Connect to Yourself

Podcast with Peter Block Peter shares insights on why having community is critical to all humanity, starting with yourself. Sponsored by One Idea Away. To listen and read key takeaways, go here. Listen

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...

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...

How Neighborhoods and Local Government Can Work Together to Make Both Stronger

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 November 6, 2017 dialog they invited Pacific Community Solutions founder Ron Dwyer-Voss to...

Who Has the Skills to Build Community? We All Do

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 September 12, 2017 dialog they invited YES! Magazine co-founder Sarah van Gelder to share the stories...

How Community Animators Work Around the World

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 July 25, 2017 dialog they invited Cormac Russell to share his experiences in...

How Community Action Shapes Health

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 June 6, 2017 dialog they invited Deborah Puntenney to share her experiences in...

Old Age as an Asset

Conversation with Parker Palmer Parker is a world-renowned writer, speaker and activist who focuses on issues in education, community, leadership, spirituality and social change. He has reached millions worldwide as founder and senior partner of the Center for Courage &...

You Are the Guest

You Are the Guest Conversation with John and Peter December 12, 2016 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 December 2016 dialog they...

Be a Neighbor First

In her work with the Michigan Area Health Education Center executive director Lisa Hadden has developed creative ways to get medical professionals oriented to support rather than control local partners. In this discussion with John and Peter the focus...

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Transparency And Trust: From ‘Looking In’ To ‘Being In’

One explanation for the failings of our democracy is that government is not trusted. One aspect of the national...