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.
Taking stock of life’s clutter with joy and gratitude.
Considering what’s emerging for *cino after the spring thaw.
What happens when the mess in the house becomes a metaphor for the mess in other parts of life?
A disorganized collector reflects on human and divine nature.
Thinking about getting organized during Lent.
A review of The Virtue of Dialogue by Christopher Smith.
How our housekeeping tendencies can shape our identities in relation to others.
Rediscovering play as a young adult in a new city.
A list of links to organizations that are modeling the Acts community today.
Charlie Todd shares some of the ideas behind Improv Everywhere.
Jad and Robert explore one of the artifacts of community organizing: cities.
I also believe that Jefferson was right — that we cannot successfully fashion ourselves as a “public” until we replace that word within its “republican” context, and within the context of the way we inhabit very particular stretches of land. If in fact there is a connection between the places we inhabit and the political culture which our inhabiting of them produces, then perhaps it makes sense to begin with the place, with a sense of what it is, and then try to imagine a way of being public which would fit the place.
Community and the Politics of Place
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