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"Do we need Money & what are the Alternatives?" harvest

Many thanks to the twenty participants in the first World Cafe conversation on "Do we need Money & what are the Alternatives?" In a wide ranging two and a half hour event, participants from the USA, South America, Europe and Japan discussed three key questions in small groups, moving from reflections on our personal relationship to money through thoughts about the rewards of work to a wider discussion about alternative possibilities.

We three facilitators - Amy Lenzo, John…


Added by John Rogers on April 17, 2015 at 3:34am — No Comments

Do we need Money? & What are the Alternatives?

Our upcoming World Cafe conversation "Do we need Money? & What are the Alternatives?" takes place against the background of a financial system that remains toxic and unreformed, serving increasing inequality and social injustice.

At the same time, some initiatives touted as alternatives remain dubious in their impact and benefit. Following is an extract from an article on the so-called Sharing Economy in Forbes magazine:

“I don’t even know why they call it ‘sharing…


Added by John Rogers on March 24, 2015 at 1:54pm — No Comments

Advancing gender mainstreaming in the international community through World Café "conversations that matter".  

Advancing gender mainstreaming in the international community through World Café "conversations that matter".



Added by Saba Imru on September 20, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

Governance Through Community

I recently did a blog post at my Pathways to New Community Paradigms Blog which featured the World Cafe Online Community and am reposting it here.


In the last post we took a look at Using Online Communities to encourage Direct Democracy for On-The-Ground Communities.  The underlying…


Added by Brian Dowling on January 1, 2012 at 9:34am — No Comments

Healing Yourself Is Healing the Planet Lecture/Workshop Series with Emmett Miller MD

Beginning in March I will present the Seven Steps to Personal and Community Transformation in a lecture/workshop series, exploring what our families, communities, nations, cultures and planet can do to change our future.

The presentations will be highly experiential, drawing upon the approaches I have developed utilizing tools like deep relaxation, meditation, guided imagery, prayer, music, movement, and

sharing in a safe environment.…


Added by Emmett Miller on February 24, 2010 at 7:00pm — No Comments

A World Cafe in A High School

A wonderful aspect of the World Cafe Roundtable Event held at West High School in Madison, Wisconsin last week was the fact that some of the table hosts were current students. The students did a terrific job as hosts and reporters for themes from their tables. (A very brief briefing for table hosts took place just before the evening event began.) The aim of the event was to explore future directions for West High School. Parents, students, teachers, counselors, administrators, alumni, community… Continue

Added by Kathleen A. Paris on November 10, 2009 at 7:52pm — 1 Comment

Forward to Our Culture on the Couch, Seven Steps to Global Healing by Emmett Miller MD

In preparation for my book launch party on November 18th, I thought that it would be a wonderful thing to share the forward to my book. Enjoy!

"Miller’s book diagnoses the cultural pathologies that ruin our lives and threaten to destroy civilization as we know it. That bold assessment stimulates us to look in the mirror and assess the enemy we see. What systems run our lives, what… Continue

Added by Emmett Miller on November 2, 2009 at 4:54pm — No Comments

World Cafe on environment & energy issues in a suburban community

Hello Community,

I recently started a social network ( on environment & energy issues in Ottawa-Orleans. I would like to use World Cafe as a community exercise to grow the network and to develop some of the core projects in each of the program areas:

(a) reduce footprint,

(b) increase use of alternative energy,

(c) develop technology and employment,

(d)… Continue

Added by Peter Levesque on September 9, 2009 at 7:24am — 2 Comments

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