Reclaiming Our Capacity to Produce Our Own Wellbeing: Peter Block


In this recent Axiom News podcast, Peter Block and Peter Pula invite us to reconsider our own capacity as the producers of what we so often look to others to provide.

Peter Block says now is a time in which we can reclaim our capacity to produce our own wellbeing in our communities, workplaces, in our faith, schools, journalism, art, and architecture.

The last two years have put many of us in touch with our world differently. We have been given a fresh opportunity to revisit the ways in which, and from where, we work. Many are reconsidering the social contract. We are suddenly more in touch with people from around the world with digital gatherings having grown exponentially. New movements are shaking up old norms. Reconciliation, restoration, and the common good are calling out for our attention.

In this episode of the Axiom News Podcast, Peter, self-proclaimed talker and typer, and author of Community: The Structure of Belonging, reflects on the power of trust, groups, rearranging the room, and being human together first. He says he “would like to have a place where ideas matter. Where doubts are valued. Where uncertainty is embraced.”

Listen to the podcast here

This space is now emerging in the form of The Great Community Collaborative, within which we are hosting a year-long community-led dialogue with Peter to explore what we don’t understand about the world we live in now and the philosophic insights that can guide us. A space he refers to as “activism with the architecture of a gathering.”

We begin the conversation in this episode, and invite you to join its continuation. To learn more about Reclaiming Our Freedom and Accountability visit the Great Community Collaborative to register for a free pre-launch event with Peter Block happening June 1.

Peter Block’s work is in the restoration of the common good and creating a world that reclaims our humanity from the onslaught of modernism.

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About the Lead Author

Peter Block
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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