eNewsletter of Calgary's Generative Journalism News Co-Op | March 5, 2015


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Canadians hungry for possibility-oriented dialogues that invite them to co-create a bright future

From a national happiness index to watershed jurisdictions to females comprising at least half the political offices, a new national project is sparking all kinds of ideas for a bright Canadian future. That's a key goal for the Canada 300 project - to surface "improbable aspirations for an unexpected country." But the bigger story is how hungry Canadians seem to be for the possibility-oriented dialogues that are central to the project.
 
"People are thanking us for the opportunity to talk about something they find meaningful," says Canada 300 facilitation and public engagement lead, Brian Woodward.
 
"They reflect almost an ache to have a change - a change in focus from the day-to-day news cycle that makes them feel the world is a terrible place to live in . . . and from the fear that is inculcated in most stories we receive through the media. Read more...



Blog: Rev. John Pentland

Provoked by questions from the movie Selma, I started by asking, "Can anything good come out of Selma?" Selma was a nowhere place for me, yet it was significant in the civil rights movement.
 
The biblical text of the day posed the same question regarding Jesus, who came from Nazareth.
 
It's interesting that people such as Ghandi, Nelson Mandela, Tommy Douglas, Rosa Park and Lois Wilson also came from "nowhere" places.
 
Prophecy and prophesying are energy points in the movie. What does prophecy require? It requires prophetic inside knowledge of systems to transform systems, to break rules and to bring change. Read more...


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