Acceptance of Fallibility

Attributes, Roles and Culture within Neighborhoods

In a recent podcast by The Neighboring Movement, hosts Adam Barlow-Thompson and Matt 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 foster...

COVID-19 Cannot Harm Your Gifts

Where do gifts come from? Whether you believe your gifts spring from your genetic makeup, a scientific phenomenon like a “big bang”, or as a gift from a spiritual source, what is undeniable is that you have come into...

Peacemaking Powers and the Culture They Create

As we look to the abundance within neighborhoods waiting to come alive, one of the best starting places is to seek out those gifts, skills and talents are possessed by the people who live there. Our first instinct to...

Neighborhood Planning: Doing “With” Not “For”

It is often the habit of organizational professionals who interface with communities to do "to" or "for" local residents. However, when such staff step back from their traditional functions and shift their focus to supporting community members to decide...

The Neighborhood as a Sacred Place

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BprBr1XVxE In his keynote talk for the Parish Collective’s Inhabit 2020 At Home Conference, John draws on insights from Walter Brueggemann and Dave Chapelle to explain how participants can turn their neighborhoods into sacred places. When John asked him what makes...

Coming to the Stage

Indianapolis poet and performer Januarie York read Coming to the Stage to open and close John and Peter's August 4 Conversation with DeAmon Harges. Watch the video here. Coming to the Stage You don’t have a clue why I do what...

Small Acts of Bravery, Caring and Connection

Small acts of bravery, caring, and connection can heal this pain and weave the future we want This is the Hammonton Health Coalition (HHC) Facebook cover, a colorful picture showing a diverse group of kids, teachers, parents, first responders, and...

Forget

Forget everything you thought you knew who you were what you wanted I am here now and it’s all over. Posted by permission. Image by Tim Noonan Related: Ownership in a Future That Works for All (Conversation transcript with link to video) I am US (Hughes) I'll...

I am US

I am US E‘ pluribus unum; out of many comes one One love, 1 hate, 1 cry, 1 hope, 1 fear, 1 faith one virus one Day One People Posted with permission. Image by crsteen1980 Related: Ownership in a Future That Works for All (Conversation transcript with link...

I’ll Pick Up the Check

Everybody wants freedom freedom aint free Everybody wants freedom But freedom aint free So, who's gonna pay? I'll pick up the check this time.   Posted by permission. Public domain image by alexsar982 Related: Ownership in a Future That Works for All (Conversation transcript with link to video) Forget...

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The Most Common Questions About Gifts From Helping Professionals

“Every human being is born with some sort of gift, an inclination or an instinct that can become a...