I have just returned from an interesting experience in Washington. D.C.: a panel discussion with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The event was sponsored by the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), a leading neo-conservative think tank responsible for much of the intellectual core and agenda of the Bush-Cheney administration. So why would I go to a place that co-engineered much of the thinking that led us into the disaster of the Iraq War and the financial crisis of 2008, costing us trillions of dollars, and causing massive waves of human suffering across cultures?
Researchers have discovered a “wonder drug” for many of today’s most common medical problems, says Dr. Bob Sallis, a family practitioner at a Kaiser Permanente clinic in Fontana, California. It’s been proven to help treat or prevent diabetes, depression, breast and colon cancer, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, obesity, anxiety and osteoporosis, Sallis told leaders at the 2013 Walking Summit in Washington, D.C.
When Rhonda Larrabee received her Indian status card as a member of the Qayqayt First Nation (also known as the New Westminster Indian Band) nearly 20 years ago, her phone rang off the hook.
Axiom News founder and CEO Peter Pula joins gatherings in the Netherlands and Belgium this week to continue an exploration around building a narrative capacity for the transition agenda.
How do we create a deep community? Paul Born, founder of the Tamarack Institute and author of Deepening Community, Peter Block, thought leader and author, will be discussing community in a March 27 free webinar. Topics include how to identify a deep community over a shallow one, what leaders and organizers can gain from a stronger community and examples of stewardship and deep community in action. More
The citizen-driven movement to collectively implement 100 urban interventions in one day – which started in Bogota in 2012 and has been rippling through South America and worldwide ever since – is set to take stage in Toronto and Vancouver on June 7. Montreal was the first Canadian city to participate in 100 in 1 Day on Oct. 5, 2013. Weekly workshops will begin in Toronto and Vancouver at the end of February in order to build up to the culminating event in the spring. More (Image source: 100 in 1 Day Cape Town Facebook Page)
Urban designer Mark Lakeman helped spark a “mini revolution” in the creative reclamation of public space in his hometown, Portland, Ore. The placemaking pioneer was recently featured in a public talk in Vancouver, B.C. to kick-start a nine-month placemaking course designed to support community leaders in a process for creatively reimagining their urban spaces for active engagement and community building. More
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