The Calendar / Expanded Participation

This is team report from our group at Springboard.

I think this could be a good resource for opportunities to be related with one another (both virtually and face-to-face) in our many different tasks in many different locations. It also offers possibilities for inviting new people who might be interested in learning more about this group or exploring a common cause. Obviously, it needs additions and corrections.

Lynda Cock, Marie Sharpe, Annette Bingham, Dr. Sue Kim

BUILDING WELCOMING COMMUNITY

The task for this sub-group was to look at ways for how “The Big We” stays connected, in addition to virtual connections, and holds face-to-face events that expand participation to a broader, more diverse group in order to renew, plan and train with a global context.

The following brainstorm needs more input from Repository readers. This is just a beginning. It was felt that if people knew of events that were of special interest to them they would not necessarily be limited to specific geography. Please add items to this basic “calendar” of events that you know of in your region, with descriptive comments where needed. Also note corrections or additions on contact information.

1.Staying Connected Events Passing on the legacy: make events available (RS-1 wisdom, Other World workshops, Fifth City, social demonstration, Order history, etc.) Community: celebration of life events (listservs, virtual gatherings, face-to-face gatherings e.g. monthly study, house church, potluck in Baltimore – Louise Ballard) Common study: Integral Vision, Ken Wilbur; Big Mind - Big Heart: Finding Your Way, Denis Genpo Merzel; Pale Blue Dot, Carl Sagan; Blessed Unrest, Paul Hawken Movie conversation events; contact Marshall Jones, David Rebstock, Ellie and Carl Stock

2.Calendar for events ToP Trainers Network, Durham, NC, January 4-7. 2008; contact: Elaine Stover greenschemes@bellsouth.net http://www.ica-usa.org/top-courses/courses-page-1.htm International Association of Facilitators (IAF), Atlanta, GA, April 10-12, 2008 http://www.iaf-world.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1 Profound Journey Dialog; contact: John Cock; read about Denver pilot http://transcribebooks.com/PJDreportDEN2007.html Asheville, NC, April 2008? Mid-West, IA, September 2008? ICA International, 7th Global Conference, Atami, Japan, November 11–15, 2008 www.japan2008.org Facilitator Training, Denver; contact Anne Neal for schedule and advanced options at 303-333-1984 or anneneal-ica@qwest.net Thich Nhat Hanh events: contact Larry Ward, Al Lingo or Sister Jewell (Kaira Lingo) Fundraising and Christmas Event, Denver, CO, December 9, ’07; contact Anne Neal The Great Work Study Series, six-week series of Thomas Berry’s The Great Work. Pilot of twelve different Greensboro churches meeting throughout Spring 2008; contact Nelson Stover stovern@bellsouth.net Resurgence of Christian Practice for Century 21 Symposium; contact Gene Marshall www.RealisticLiving.org

3.Other Programs Available Unconditional Love and Forgiveness Workshop; contact Al Lingo clingojr@aol.com Literacy Training (ProLiteracy Worldwide); contact Elise Packard www.proliteracy.org Imaginal Education Courses & Mentoring; contact George Packard, Stan Crow George.Packard@rcn.com Profound Humanness Workshop using Vance Engleman’s book; contact Al Lingo, Marie Sharp mbsharp@igc.org Silence Foundation events, David McCleskey, Pat Webb www.silencefoundation.org Center for Ecozoic Studies (organization emphasizing the mutual respect between human and non-human); contact Herman Greene hfgreene@mindspring.com

4.Demonstrations Martha’s Table (serving families in poverty), Washington, DC; contact Lindsay Buss AventWest Community Development Corporation (serving Hispanic children, after-school tutoring and mentoring); Raleigh, NC; contact Annette and Bill Bingham Jubilee Celebration Community (contemporary weekly celebration of life), Asheville, NC; contact Bill and Marianna Bailey www.jubileecommunity.org Nightingale Initiative for Global Health; contact Eleanor Kibrick, MS, Program Coordinator and Business Manager eleanorkibrick@comcast.net Swamp Gravy Academy, Colquitt, GA; contact Nan Grow and Marianna Bailey Denver Neighborhood Academy; contact Catherine Welch or Jim Slotta Church for All People, Columbus, Ohio; contact Eileen Morrill Howard www.4allpeople.org

5.Virtual Connections The Directory, contact info of the Movement of Those Who Care; contact Mike Tippet mbtippet@aol.com Repository (Portal) http://wiki.wedgeblade.net/bin/view/Portal/WebHome Springboard listserv springboard@wedgeblade.net OE listserv oe@wedgeblade.net ICA listserv dialogue@wedgeblade.net ICA International www.ica-international.org ICA-USA http://www.ica-usa.org/ Resurgence Publishing Corporation http://www.resurgencepublishing.com/ Transcribe Books www.transcribebooks.com Journey Reflection, a daily reflection online www.rejourney.blogspot.com; contact John Cock Notes from the Balcony, dialogue on being the new church in a new world; contact John Montgomery www.monkeyltd.blogspot.com Realistic Living blog by Gene/Joyce Marshall http://www.realisticliving.org/blog/

Topic revision: r2 - 29 Dec 2007, GordonHarper
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