Helpful links and additional learning resources for those interested in further exploring faith communities of all denominations.
A sneak peek from "Living Community" by Joe Schaeffer
I was asked by a friend in the BC Ministry of Attorney General’s office if I would do conflict resolution with the key people on each side, 15 Sikhs and 15 non-Sikhs. I said, “No, but I will facilitate a workshop focused on community and creative communication.” The Ministry agreed and off we went.
Exploring the themes in Paul's new book- Deepening Community
Paul Born has just released his new book, Deepening Community: Finding Joy Together in Chaotic Times. In this book, Paul shares his own growing-up experiences as refugee fleeing war, famine and oppression.
A reflection by The New Story Group member, Roz Vincent-Haven
In my life, I have experienced both the presence of belonging and its absence. For me, when I have felt most like I belonged, it has been at times when I have intentionally cared for another, or when I have felt cared for by another.
A "in-the-midst" snapshot of a week spent learning in Atlanta
I am in a yellow room. The basement here at The Open Door is bright. Bright like the hope and transformation this community brings to its neighborhood in Atlanta...grab a mug and imagine the Georgia sunshine on you as you read through a weeks journal of volunteer work at the Open Door.
12 Days for Good
Initially, I had some difficulty getting my head around today’s theme. I guess that tolerance is better than intolerance which can lead to all kinds of conflict and hurt. But is that “good “enough?
Fun and Thoughtful Questions to Ask
An Elementary school teacher sent home these questions for children and families to discuss at the dinner table- we wanted to share them with you...
The Caledon Institute, Vibrant Canada and municipal collaborators are working together to publish this new monthly resource.
To inspire you on your journey of working together
Here are some quotes to inspire you as you work alongside others with make the world a better place
Examples, resources and stories from our Neighbourliness Community of Practice
A recording from our Neighbours Community of Practice where we explored community hubs through the stories and experiences of three groups in our CoP. This call is full of great resources and tools for neighbourhood organizers!
Resource Type: Podcast | Speaker: Chené Swart
In this podcast, Chené Swart offers an overview of the narrative practices that she uses to host transformational conversations that enable participants to re-author the stories that shape them as individuals, in organizations and in communities. These new stories then open new possibilities for living into a...
Thoughts on Leadership, Post II
There are many factors that mobilize and energize others. A key factor is appreciation, recognition, thanks, and celebration. These successful feelings are addictive.
A sneak peek from "You've Got to Have a Dream" by Joe Schaeffer
Joe Schaeffer's book, "You've Got to Have a Dream" will soon be out- here is an excerpt from the book; a look at one of the Think Pieces...
Exploring Community in Delburne, AB
We are in the next phase of the 1000 Conversation Campaign. We are thrilled about our first partnership with Delburne, AB...
A reflection on being (and not being) 'Canadian' and 'Indian'
Ever since I was a young girl, I have been reflecting on the complex issues around cultural diversity, identity, and living in “multiple worlds.”