eNewsletter of Calgary's Generative Journalism News Co-Op | March 12, 2015

Here are some of the stories we've been telling this week:

Blog: Rev. John Pentland

I liked the movie A Theory of Everything. It explores relationships, resiliency, science, faith, and the marriage of "opposites."

I often feel that the faith community has to "bow" to science, or that we are considered to be irrelevant, naive or ignorant. Not sure why I feel that, but I do . . . likely because people "outside" the church think we believe in a God we don't believe in. We don't believe in a "guy in the sky."

The pantheistic God who is both beyond and within makes more faithful sense.

So my sermon was about the acceptance of both science and religion, as partners, not opposites. Read more...

In Other News

Invitation to a New Scoop YYC Event  

Communities, Conversations and Stories of Social Innovation

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The lunch meeting on March 30 from noon-1:30 p.m. is for individual and organizational members as well as those considering membership.

Here are some of the conversations that have surfaced for the New Scoop team since October:
  • What/where are the community hubs and how do they/might they function  . . . how do they support vibrant neighborhoods?
  • What are innovators doing around aging well as citizens in Calgary?
  • How can the co-operative model move the dial on poverty in Calgary?
  • How do we become even more permeable and transformative as place-based faith communities?
  • How do we all leverage the opportunity of Canada' s 150th Anniversary in 2017 for eruptions of gratitude and joy, reveling in the goodness of our life in Canada, as well as supporting innovative thinking and conversations around our awesome choices as we shape the Canada of the next 150 years?
  • How are we continuing the journey of community healing, accelerated by Narcisse Blood, Michael Green and the Making of Treaty 7?  
Where are the communities, what are stories and who are change makers transforming our city?

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