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American Dream House Meetings

Posted July 17, 2011

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The path to the American Dream begins with real conversations among concerned friends and neighbors, like those we have at Resilience Circles. Read more to find or host your own House Meeting!

Transition Initiatives + Resilience Circles = Better Together

Posted July 17, 2011

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Watch a recording of our July 12 webinar with Transition US below, featuring Carolyne Stayton, Executive Director of Transition US and Chuck Collins, member of the Resilience Circle Network and Senior Scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies.  We also hear from two folks using both approaches in their communities: Conrad Willemon in Newburyport, MA, and Ralph Schmoldt in Portland, OR. Download […]

Building a Resilient Congregation

Posted July 17, 2011

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“As we share recipes, the cost of childcare, plumbing expertise, and the work of making a vegetable garden on the church lawn, we are taking steps toward having ‘all things in common,’ a part of true discipleship.”

A Strategy for Coping with Unemployment

Posted July 11, 2011

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Joblessness has increased to 9.2 percent. But a new strategy has emerged to adapt to unemployment and hard economic times: groups of people helping each other in Resilience Circles.

The Community Level Solution is Just Right

Posted July 7, 2011

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Many of the “solutions” we read about are either at the itty-bitty individual level or the super-huge global policy level. These are equally disempowering. But like that third bowl of porridge Goldilocks found, the community level solution feels just right.

A Link Between Climate Change and Joplin Tornados? Never.

Posted June 9, 2011

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Check out and share this video mash-up of Bill McKibben’s Washington Post op-ed connecting extreme weather events around the globe.