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The Peterborough Dialogues: A Fresh Take on Media, Conversation and Citizenship

A dynamic group of guests involved in creative community-building work of all kinds joined Axiom News for three lunches from Jan. 21-23, 2015 to explore a new change-making project — The Peterborough Dialogues.

Here's some of the energy and insight from the second day.

The Peterborough Dialogues: Collaborative Media-making, Learning and Change

25 guests with deep history in creative citizen and organizational leadership joined Axiom News for three lunches from Jan. 21-23, 2015 to explore a new community change-making project — The Peterborough Dialogues.

Here's some of what happened the first day.

Team Pioneering Calgary News Co-op Pauses to Reflect, Express Gratitude

New model for supporting local, community-based stories that are life-giving, generative is off to a positive start

The New Scoop team recently took time to reflect as well as thank all those who have helped launch the news initiative in Calgary.

Officially live for about 14 weeks, New Scoop has been a rapid experiment in surfacing, supporting and circulating local, community-based stories that are life-giving and generative. Early feedback has been encouraging.

Employee Ownership Can Help Create a Generative Economy

To create a different outcome, we need a different ownership design

In her 20 years of publishing about socially-responsible business and investing, author and new economy thought leader Marjorie Kelly has seen too often how well-meaning business people seeking to “do good things” find the ownership design of the business working against their intentions. This is especially the case with publicly traded companies.

Seeing a Spreading Pattern of Deep Democracy

What’s required for this to reach a critical mass?

In Israel in 2011 10,000 people walked away having experienced what’s possible when small groups explore what they can do together to create a brighter future.

Jumping Off Iowa’s Entrepreneurial Excitement, Journalists Launch Innovative Conversation Series

Team blends community conversations, media-making to heighten possibilities for connection, change and learning

Entrepreneurs may be the new celebrities in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, if the buzz that’s surrounding them these days is any indication. An event in November to launch 10 “baby” enterprises that had been carefully nurtured for three months prior drew 900 community members. This is a city that typically only sees that kind of crowd at a college football game or celebrity music concert.

Casapluma: The Power of Living Life with People to Improve their Lives

Community development that’s long-term, informal, unpredictable and alive

“I'm incredibly energized by the power of simple things,” Evangeline Hammond says. “ Soccer programs. Potlucks. Just sharing food.”

She’s not talking hypothetically. She's talking about the messy, hands-on, practical form of community development she and her roommates live every day, as the creators and residents of a community house called Casapluma.

Charles Holmes to Host New Economy Teleconference With Otto Scharmer, David Korten

Free participatory event on Dec. 8 will use MaestroConference for small-group discussions

Master convenor Charles Holmes is inviting wide participation in a free teleconference with New Economy thought leaders Otto Scharmer and David Korten on Dec. 8.

The call uses new technology that will allow deeper engagement with the subject in small-group discussions.

Love the City Conference Gathers Faith and Secular Leaders to Combat Poverty

Making connections and pooling resources for a shared vision

How can we combat poverty and inequality in Calgary, right now? Spark. Equip. Connect.

'It Feels Like We’ve Sparked a Movement'

People are thirsting to be involved in Calgary’s new poverty reduction initiative, and creatively finding their own ways to do so

Earlier this month a priest, rabbi and imam joined together to share a message on addressing poverty in Calgary — but not through a charity model.

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