Kindness

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...

Principles for Organizing the Unorganizables

On March 27, 2018, John and Peter talked with Ann Livingston about her pioneering work in the movement to eliminate harms associated with drug use. Some of the questions they explored were: How did you come to get involved...

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...

Color Your World with Kindness

We tend to think of capacities such as kindness as individual traits, John and Peter say in The Abundant Community, but kindness can also be thought of as a communal trait. In the case of individual kindness, we might say, "She...

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,...

5 Ways Science Says Kindness Will Change Your Life

We tend to think of capacities such as kindness as individual traits, John and Peter say in The Abundant Community, but kindness can also be thought of as a communal trait. In the case of individual kindness, we might say,...

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...

I Saw the Revolution in So Many of the Small Places We Call Home

The following is an excerpt from The Revolution Where You Live: Stories from a 12,000 Mile Journey Through a New America. The real change we need to stop the social and ecological unraveling can be found in the neighborhoods and cities,...

Seize the Opportunity of Crisis to Rebuild Community

When I visited Taiwan earlier this year, I was reminded that the Chinese word for crisis is comprised of two characters, one meaning danger and the other opportunity. In every crisis there is opportunity. Our world is confronted by...

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