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Community Forming Sharing Circle Community On 3/14/2009
Sharing Circle Veggie Potluck & RoundTable DiscussionEmail Address: Phone: 513-244-5673
[We're moving from Jim Drommond's house at 3631 West 8th St, tho we're still looking for the right near-by house.] updated 12-6-2013
We're Mike & Birdie, hosts of a Veggie Potluck & Roundtable Discussion at 3631 W. 8th St., Cin., OH, on the first Sunday/month, 2pm. We'll use Stanley & Willits' , “Creating Community: 5 keys to Building a Small Group Culture,” as a focus for our Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014 discussion. We're not church-goers as the authors are--we meditate--but we see the need to strengthen our culturally-atrophied sense of the spiritual, as a vital part of a sustainable community. We welcome their thoughts.
A sustainable human society is more than a technological, political or mechanical arrangement of people. There must also be a vibrant spiritual dimension. History provides the example of the tribes of the centuries-old Iroquois League, who dominated no one, nor were they dominated, & yet enjoyed a rich physical & spiritual life. This in-your-face example of these free-living tribes, influenced the thoughts & actions of the British colonists who became the 18th century American revolutionaries. These men & women threw off the suffocating mercantilist/imperialist harness of the British Crown & Parliament. (See Johansen's “Forgotten Founders.” And McLuhan's “Touch the Earth.”)
Today's suffocating harness is the Culture of Empire & Consumerism. Today's tribes are the intentional