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Reclaiming Our Capacity to Produce Our Own Wellbeing: Peter Block


Peter Block says now is a time in which we can reclaim our capacity to produce our own wellbeing in our communities, workplaces, in our faith, schools, journalism, art, and architecture.

The last two years have put many of us in touch with our world differently. We have been given a fresh opportunity to revisit the ways in which, and from where, we work. Many are reconsidering the Social Contract. We are suddenly more in touch with people from around the world with digital gatherings having grown exponentially. New movements are shaking up old norms. Reconciliation, restoration, and the Common Good are calling out for our attention.

In this episode, Peter, self-proclaimed talker and typer, and author of Community: The Structure of Belonging, reflects on the power of trust, groups, rearranging the room, and being human together first. He says he “would like to have a place where ideas matter. Where doubts are valued. Where uncertainty is embraced.” This space is now emerging in the form of The Great Community Collaborative, in which we are hosting a year-long community-led dialogue with Peter to explore what we don’t understand about the world we live in now and the philosophic insights that can guide us. A space he refers to as “activism with the architecture of a gathering.”

We begin the conversation in this episode, and invite you to join it’s continuation. To learn more about Reclaiming Our Freedom and Accountability visit the Great Community Collaborative to register for a free pre-launch event with Peter Block, happening June 1.


Peter Block’s work is in the restoration of the common good and creating a world that reclaims our humanity from the onslaught of modernism.

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