The future of our well-being depends on our making visible and supporting associational life: John McKnight

A Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) study released last week reports that belonging to multiple groups contributes more to personal self-esteem than having a large network of friends. This is particularly the case when groups provide a basis for social identity, that is, when they are considered by people to contribute to their sense of who they are.

Vanessa Reid

'If there had been no crisis, we could not have known this quality of being together was possible'
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This spring, for the first time in the four years that we have been working on the ground with citizens in Greece, I heard Greeks saying that they are grateful for the collapse of their systems.

Cormac Russell

The intellectual heritage of Asset-Based Community Development
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We’ve just finished the ABCD (Asset-Based Community Development) Festival where we celebrated with people from 17 countries. We revelled in the greatness of small, local, and organic things. And we weren’t alone. On June 18 we trended at Number 6 in the UK on Twitter for over two hours, then dropped to Number 10 for a further hour; and we also trended at Number 9 in Canada.

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