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Theatre-inspired Dialogue Sparks Grassroots Projects

'The best possible result is to awaken Canadians to their responsibility as citizens’

A series of theatre-inspired dialogues about Canada’s future that took place across the country last year is now bubbling into community action. “All over the country, grassroots initiatives have started as a result of these conversations,” Duncan McIntosh, project lead, tells Axiom News.

What’s Possible When the ‘System’ and Citizen Action Converge?

Peterborough’s participatory budgeting experiment intersects with citizens group

While a participatory budgeting experiment has sparked openings between the citizens and government of Peterborough, Ontario, citizenship in the city has been coming alive in exciting ways of late.

Co-creating Generative Space in Community

'You don't analyze and engineer a generative space. You host and you convene and you narrate.'

What's it take to co-create and hold a generative space in community? What questions do we start with? What are the design constraints to generate real, felt change? How does individual agency fit in? What’s the place of analyzing and engineering versus hosting and narrating a generative space?

Generative Journalism Co-op Energizing New Talent

NewScoop YYC team members drawn by opportunity to step into their gifts, co-create a new story for their city

Hope and possibility is stirring in Calgary as a Generative Journalism co-op called NewScoop YYC draws an array of new talent sensing a life-giving space in which to step into their gifts and animate a new story for their city and society.

Awakening the Possibilities for Reconciliation in Canada

What’s next? ‘Blue sky,’ though language is still a speed bump

Bright hope for the future of reconciliation in Canada has stirred and bloomed for Wanda Brascoupé Peters, and when asked what’s next for this work, she answers with vivacity, “Blue sky.”

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?”

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