Reflective Writings

This is the place for thoughtful reflections. These may not fit neatly into one of the Subject categories or the Years or Places sections of this website. They may be more like personal stories or witnesses or more like extended collegia or long essays, parts of a book you're writing, an article--etc. Create your own title, or add your material to one already here.

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Our Books

Creating Community (George West)

ToP Foundations (Wayne Nelson)

Forward Thinking About the Future of ICA

Click the link below to add your thoughts in this arena:

A Compilation on Consensus

The Future of ICA

Letting Go of the Old ICA

An Agenda for Healing--Dec 31 '06 (David Dunn)

Trying Hard to Get Real--Jan 14 '07 (David Dunn)

Response to "Trying to Get Real" (Clare Whitney)

Context, Collegiality and the Future: a talking paper about three essentials --Jan 22 '07 (David Dunn)

Our History

ICA Chronological History (Beret Griffith)

The ICA as a Learning Organization (Pat Scott)

Waves That Built the Order (Joe Slicker)

Dialogue on Alinsky & Freire and ICA's approach

Order Stories

Lost in the Jungle (Phyllis Hockley)


[[EarlyMovementEncounters][Early EI Encounters (John Webster)]

Going back to 5th City (Catherine (Schuler) Whitney)

5th City As Vision(Darrell Walker)

The Global Citizen: A Love Story (Rob Work)

Community: An Order Legacy

What Can Happen When You Come Into the World With a Tag On Your Toe

Spiritual Path

The Mystic's Path to Happiness


Tennyson's Ulysses (Gordon Harper)

Journey to the East (paraphased) (Rod Rippel)

A Christmas Message (Marianna and Bill Bailey)

Songs and Singing

The Cryin'

Descriptions of the Order and ICA

ICA As Management System (Richard Greene)
Topic revision: r38 - 02 Jun 2015, GordonHarper
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