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Peterborough Congregation Embraces New Way of Gathering

‘We're really excited about what's happening. This is distinctly different from anything we’ve done before.'

PETERBOROUGH - A Peterborough congregation's shift into new ways of gathering is sparking a whole new energy and connection, members are saying. "This is just the beginning, but it is an amazing beginning. We’re in a completely different place than we were one year ago," Jovanna Soligo, one of the members, says.

A Journey of Discovery into Reconciliation Ignites Deeply-felt Change

Gathering centred on cultivating reconciliation leaders transforms how participants see themselves, their work, the future

An energy to discover and live into the full possibilities of reconciliation is still radiating days after a gathering in Whistler, B.C.

On Being Generative

Video tidbits from a dialogue

A dialogue on the topic of holding a generative field or space took place recently at the Axiom News studio. This post features several video tidbits (seconds-long clips) from that conversation.

Narrating a City's Community Mediation Journey

Stories and art illuminate surprises, hopes and new possibilities

The Peterborough Dialogues, an initiative of Axiom News, has been narrating the unfolding story of a new project in its hometown, called Community Mediation Peterborough.

As this project has come to life, often in surprising ways, the Peterborough Dialogues team has been illuminating moments in the journey through stories, art, poetry and video.

A Dialogue on Generative Journalism with Peter Pula

‘Our goal is to discover someone’s story. Our goal is not to fix anybody.’

A circle of local citizens who are also aspiring media makers ended up in a deep exploration of the concept of Generative Journalism with Peter Pula at the Axiom News studio in Peterborough.

This is an edited and condensed version of a portion of the dialogue with one of the citizen journalists, active community leader Bill Templeman.

We begin with Peter’s answer to a question that had been posed to start the conversation: “How do you connect with and express the story within your soul?”

Animating Community Mediation in Peterborough

Generative dialogue & new narrative arts surface possibilities and commitments

A fresh sense of possibility surrounds a pioneering community mediation project in Peterborough, Ontario this week. A summit hosted Monday by Axiom News wove generative dialogue and the new narrative arts around a discovery of the project's life-giving essence as well as what people are excited to commit to going forward.

Shifting to a Generative Conversation on Poverty

'When we get to the essence . . . that's when we can really make change happen:' Darrell Howard

Learning about the intention, practice and possibilities in Generative Journalism is igniting shifts for people, both in their work and personal lives. Here's a brief video reflection from Calgary resident Darrell Howard on how she's been bringing the Generative Journalism philosophy and approach into her work with a Calgary poverty group.

Savouring the Gifts in the Appreciative Inquiry Community

Asking into a new calling for strengths-based working and living

The warmth, humanity and beauty of those working with Appreciative Inquiry emanates yet again through a recent gathering in Williamsburg, Virginia. Asked to give the experience a colour, some say a rainbow, as a symbol of hope in these stormy times and the blending of possibilities through diversity. Yellow is also suggested, for “sunshine, joy, new beginnings to another day and another chapter for the Appreciative Inquiry community.”

A New Conversation for Human Services and Criminal Justice

Day-long gathering draws out leadership in the room

What would be possible if we deepened relationships and synergies between our human service and criminal justice silos and agencies?

That was the invitation that brought 40 people together in Peterborough, Ontario on Feb. 22. The majority of them are engaged in human service and criminal justice work across the Haliburton, Kawartha and Pine Ridge regions.

A Burst of Energy around Calgary’s Generative Journalism News Co-op

New faces mingling at New Scoop gatherings with Peter Pula this week

Energy is up around Calgary’s Generative Journalism news co-op, New Scoop YYC, this week as new and familiar faces mingle at several gatherings with Peter Pula, founder and CEO of Axiom News.

Simone Lee, who has taken on the role of events co-ordinator with New Scoop, is one of those anticipating the events, which begin tonight.

Simone is excited about the opportunities these gathering make possible for those who’ve already joined New Scoop.

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