This is a collection of compelling ideas and activism whose intent is to open our thinking about:

Alternative economy,
Alternative journalism,
Architecture and space that connect us,
Active and missional faith communities.

All essentials in reclaiming our environment.
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Peter Block and John McKnight in Conversation

On Dec. 12, 2016, more than 60 callers listened to Peter Block and John McKnight reflect on their long history of working to building communities by focusing on gifts and connecting people. They discuss what ideas have endured and what questions remain. (more…)

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Jubilee Forum 2 – Reverend Rob Rhodes

Jubilee Forum 2, September 3, 2015

Reverend Rob Rhodes of Christ Church Cathedral speaks of the Kingdom of God in contrast to the Kingdom of Pharaoh, and the presence of Jubilee in the New Testament.  The idea of Jubilee has existed at times, now is the time of remembering it, living the Gospel, bringing it into our community, embracing an alternative economy, as the center of Christianity.

 

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Jubilee Forum 1 – Rev. Damon Lynch III

Reverend Damon Lynch III welcomes us to New Prospect Baptist Church as the Village Well. He connects the biblical idea of Jubilee to our modern cultural struggles. He quotes extensively from the Randall Robinson book: The Debt: What America Owes to Blacks and narrates the story of a black male over the generations.  He explores what this means for us today.

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Jubilee Forum 1 – Walter Brueggemann

Jubilee Forum 1, August 13, 2015

Walter Brueggemann, retired (supposedly) Old Testament Scholar and author, speaks to our relationship with money. He speaks to the exodus story and the wilderness from the Old Testament and the Pharaoh economy. It is about our passion for austerity and the possibility of creating an alternative.