For Real Change, Conversations Not Debates

For Real Change, Conversations Not Debates

No matter who wins a debate or ultimately the election, we know our nation and our communities will continue to face complex economic, ecological, political, and social challenges. Our challenges are compounded by a culture of isolation and disconnection. The skills...
Author Event: 99 to 1

Author Event: 99 to 1

For the last thirty years, we’ve lived through a radical redistribution of wealth. All the money has moved upward to a tiny fraction of the population. It’s as though we’re undertaking a bizarre social experiment to see how much inequality a...
Webinar: How to Organize a Resilience Circle

Webinar: How to Organize a Resilience Circle

Please join us for an interactive online webinar about tips for organizing a Resilience Circle or Common Security Club. Resilience Circles are a small group approach to building individual and community resilience during difficult economic times. We’ll talk...
Time Banks USA National Conference

Time Banks USA National Conference

Resilience Circles are small groups of 10 – 20 people that help strengthen community ties during this time of economic and ecological challenges. This interactive workshop will provide a taste of the benefits of forming such a circle. Groups use a free...

Unconventional Wisdom: Fighting with Love

Growing up in Pittsburgh, I saw my share of playground fights. Most were minor scuffles and nothing was like the bullies here in Washington trying to win the brawl over the budget by throwing a single knock-out punch. This shouldn’t be a fight. Not because the...
A Strategy for Coping with Unemployment

A Strategy for Coping with Unemployment

The jobless rate rose to 9.2 percent in June, which means yet more Americans are waking up to the disorienting experience of having no job to report to. How are they coping? “These are hard times for a lot of people,” says Wendee Crofoot, who is unemployed...

Building Resilience: The New Economy in the Shell of the Old

This post originally appeared on Shareable.net. On a Thursday night around 6 p.m., people gathered for the fourth meeting of my Resilience Circle. We were in the social hall of the local Congregational Church, a big churchy room with folding tables and chairs. The...