"Hello Christine...from the bank of Lough Erne in Ireland...where, in tune with the seasonal energy I am hibernating through the dark winter months with the rest of life, awaiting clearness on the very question you ask amongst other…"
"For me the art is to catch the natural flow of the conversation...to sense what is wanting to emerge...not to force pace, shape or content(especially before you have a sense of where the call to this conversation is coming from) ...from the very…"
"Hello friends. In Lancaster UK a group of us who are active in the Transition Movement are exploring together how to encourage a culture of community dialogue about the wonderful world that awaits us after the oil years...We envisage a community…"
A wonderful and thrilling idea...in Lancaster UK a group of us have come together to explore how we might midwife into being a culture of community conversations (WC is certain to be in the l mix) in our small city (about 50,000 people)…"
Big hello from rainy NW England. I am inspired by Collaborative Spark and your community conversation on immigration. For a few months now I have been mulling over how to ignite an appetite for community conversation in my new home…"
I am responding to your question of 16 November about the role of all our various dialogue processes (and more) to support worldwide conversations that could impact the evolution of human consciousness and the well-being of…"
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If you are new to the World Cafe, would you please share how you heard about this community?
Been inviting people to conversations a long time...
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Health, Religion, Government, Community
What knowledge, skills or resources would you like to contribute to the World Café community to help it grow and flourish?
Knowledge of conversation based practice in UK. Passion to promulgate this way of being and doing. Enthusiasm for networking with others exploring these pathways...Willingness to put in time to enable learning across continents and oceans...is that enough?
What would you most like to receive from this community?
Reflection on the experience of others to help me learn. Good stories and pictures.Encouragement to keep going when I stumble and to keep still when I wobble...
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Why this practice to calls to me?
Because it insists that I bring myself to the table...because it nurtures my becoming...
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You asked about cities. You need to see Robs Pattern on understanding scale. We have had a dialogue at the architectural museum with an interactive exhibition "connecting stockholm" I am sure they would like to come to your town. Red more on my blog http://avbp.net/?p=765.
Then I am working on something smaller called " working title" Community moot" using financial permaculture I could send a draft
We are happy to see you’ve joined our growing online community. If you’d like to join our European Salon to explore the topic: “Dialogue & Leadership: The New Face of Community?” we’d certainly be pleased to have you.
I love you adding the question, "Why this practice calls to me?" This international network of friends calls me to the table just as I am to be with them just as they are...and yes, it nurtures our collective becoming.