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The Five Valued Experiences

For years, Tim Vogt and the crew Starfire Council of Greater Cincinnati have been working hard at turning their once-traditional disabilities service agency inside out. Tim explains the journey of thinking that has led them from helping people in...

Ritual and Possibility

    The Common Good podcast is a conversation about the significance of place, eliminating economic isolation and the structure of belonging. This episode is the Abundant Community Conversation between Casper ter Kuile and Peter Block, which happened on June 22nd....

Why Circle is the Core Group Process for Emerging Participatory Leadership

We are in charge of how we meet together. Chairs and tables do not have to be bolted to the floor in long rows facing a speaker's platform. The voice of upper management is not the only voice with...

How to Integrate Gift Circles into Any Community

Community: the Missing Ingredient to Happiness I first learned of Gift Economy in a geodesic dome in the gorgeous middle of nowhere, Utah at a Reality Sandwich retreat in 2009. Charles Eisenstein was there speaking, and the sparkle in his eye was...

Kwanzaa’s Seven Principles and the Community

Millions of people are celebrating Kwanzaa this week. Founded by Maulana Karenga in 1966, the holiday started out as a cultural celebration for African-Americans and a replacement for what were thought to be non-African affirming holidays such as Christmas....

A Call to Connection

The Common Good podcast is a conversation about the significance of place, eliminating economic isolation and the structure of belonging. This episode features the Abundant Community Conversation in November, 2022 in which Peter Block spoke with Jenn Hoos Rothberg, the...

Find Your Freedom

In this episode of the Messy Middle podcast hosted by consultant and author Andrew Horsfield, Peter Block draws on his broad experience to discuss the benefits of choosing service over self-interest, embracing our freedom, shifting from problem solving to...

Do You Want to Experience True Liberation?

In this week’s feature, the Meagan Scott and Courtney Ng speak on the Common Good podcast about facilitating necessary conditions for liberation, community, and magic, and how to connect with the desires of others in the creation of containers...

Murmurations: A Spell for the Fall Equinox

the nights stretch themselves over our harried hearts there’s no differentiation now each day we come apart in new ways at old seams we age on the edge of crises we thought were hyperbolic til they knocked upon our door one answer to the chaos is hibernation one answer to...

Oakland’s Understory Restaurant Prioritizes People and Community

For decades, neighbors, social scientists and city planners have recognized the critical role of "bumping places" - spots where meeting new and old friends is made natural and easy - for a healthy and vibrant communities. Bumping places are typically...

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The Five Valued Experiences

For years, Tim Vogt and the crew Starfire Council of Greater Cincinnati have been working hard at turning their...