catapult magazine

catapult magazine
Getting Organized

vol. 11, num. 6 :: 2012.03.16 — 2012.03.29

The word “organizing” might conjure up the rearranging of an exploding closet into neat stacks and rows or the filing of a desk full of flying papers.  But it also refers to a group of people collaborating and strategizing to meet a specific goal.  This issue will contain stories, models and heroes for both kinds of organizing—and if we’re lucky, maybe even make some creative connections between the two.

 

Feature

Boundary lines and pleasant places

Taking stock of life’s clutter with joy and gratitude.

Editorial

Slow organizing

Considering what’s emerging for *cino after the spring thaw.

Articles

A messy life

What happens when the mess in the house becomes a metaphor for the mess in other parts of life?

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(Dis)organization's origins

A disorganized collector reflects on human and divine nature.

Simplicity

Thinking about getting organized during Lent.

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Reviews

Transformation through conversation

A review of The Virtue of Dialogue by Christopher Smith.

Gallery

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In case you missed it the first time

Piled up

How our housekeeping tendencies can shape our identities in relation to others.

A playful revolution

Rediscovering play as a young adult in a new city.

Weaving the web

Examples of Christian cooperatives

A list of links to organizations that are modeling the Acts community today.

 

The shared experience of absurdity

Charlie Todd shares some of the ideas behind Improv Everywhere.

 

Cities

Jad and Robert explore one of the artifacts of community organizing: cities.

 
 

daily asterisk

As we eat and drink and breathe we visibly demonstrate, even if we do not always honor, our attachments to and dependence on the land. If we take care of the land and preserve the integrity of the soil base and watershed, we will at the same time insure the life contexts that are indispensable for cultural flourishing. If nothing else, we will at least demonstrate that we believe the future of our grandchildren is worth protecting.

Norman Wirzba
“Why Agrarianism Matters – Even to Urbanites” in The Essential Agrarian Reader

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