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The Abundant Community

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Presenter: John McKnight, Peter Block

Subject: Community Building, Community Resources & Cultural Assets

Presented in: 2010

The Abundant Community offers a new possibility for us to discover together the real basis for a satisfying life. It asks us to see that we have reached the limits of what a consumer life has to offer us. What we thought we could purchase is available within walking distance the moment we decide to become citizens instead of consumers. Peter Block and John McKnight discuss the limits of systems and the marketplace to deal with our concerns about education, health care, safety, our economy, the environment and those who are vulnerable. The choice to discover the gifts of our neighbors, to welcome strangers and to build associations makes possible another level of satisfaction. They will explore concrete ways to return real use to the family and the neighborhood.