Monthly Archives: October 2011

Megachurch trends, and what it means for traditional faith-based communities

Megachurch, LA 3, by gruntzooki, Creative Commons 2.0 An infographic featured on Good Magazine is very telling and potential reason for concern among communities of faith.  As indicated in the Pew Forum Report on the Religious Landscape (2007), movement in … Continue reading

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Organized to Cultivate Cooperation

Today and tomorrow in Seattle is Strengthening Local Independent Coops Everywhere, SLICE 2011, a conference sponsored by Central Coop and several other partners representing Cooperatives throughout the Puget Sound and beyond.  In today’s climate of Occupy Wall Street, the Cooperative … Continue reading

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Cultivating Bridges video slide show

Please check out my first video slide show for Cultivating Bridges:

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Bridge Building Organization Spotlight: City Repair

I learned about Portland, Oregon’s City Repair back in 2009 and have been inspired by their vision ever since.  Hope you enjoy learning about them, too.  

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Blog Action Day: Food Security, Stewardship, and Cross-Cultural Bridge Building

Today is Blog Action Day, a day when bloggers worldwide speak as one voice around a single topic.  The topic this year is food.  There are many angles from which to write about food – from cuisine to nutrition to … Continue reading

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Planting seeds to cultivate new thoughts…or bring existing ideas to the front lines

My post last week introduced The Green Bible.  This release of a green text version brought some controversy, but through discussion, it also pulled environmentalism and faith into mainstream dialogue.  Carefully crafted media and activism often make stories out of … Continue reading

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The Green Bible: building the bridge between faith, stewardship, and sustainability

Hello readers, for the next nine weeks I will venture into the intersection between faith and sustainability, shedding light on faith-based organizations putting forward a sustainable agenda, and illuminating areas of religion where sustainability advocates have yet to tread deeply.  … Continue reading

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Welcome to Cultivating Bridges

Hello, this is my BGI “Beat” blog for the Using the Social Web For Social Change class at Bainbridge Graduate Institute.  For this beat, I’m focusing on the intersection of community economic development and religion, as they relate to local … Continue reading

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