Community ChampionsShaping a Better City

Launch Event: Week of Interfaith Harmony

With Guest Mayor Naheed Nenshi

Interfaith Harmony week began with the gift of words at the launch on February 1 at City Hall. There were prayers from diverse traditions, a stirring call to action from our Mayor and, surprising himself, Constable Gary Woods had us all praying the Prayer of St. Francis. Over the next week NewScoop will be posting some short video clips from that event.
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Walls or Bridges, Executive Orders or Invitations, Terror or Hospitality

We begin a new week trembling a bit from recent shock waves. Some of which are coming from Donald Trump, as he acts on his promises to build walls of all kind . . . between countries, between genders, between ethno-cultural groups and between treaty partners. He is carving an ever smaller global community into fearful enclaves of them and us.
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Exploring how silence can deepen spiritual life

In today’s busy and noise-filled world, when did you last purposely take time for silence?

In today’s busy and noise-filled world, when did you last purposely take time for silence?

About 30 people in Calgary attend an early morning mid-week contemplative service. The hour-long service includes teaching, reading, music and a block of silence. Usually around 20 minutes, the silence portion may last longer or shorter depending on other content and what’s going on.
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The New EconomyCreating a Thriveable Future

1000 Families

Building the Assets of People and Communities

There are families in Alberta living on $22,000/year. Anyone who buys groceries knows that $22,000 doesn’t go far. According to Statistics Canada, the poverty line – also known as the low-income cut-off (or “LICO”) – is a family income of $44,000/year. A family of four living below the LICO devotes a larger share of its
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Do You Know Where Your Money is?

Or New Frontiers for Local Investing!

Do you know where your money is? Most of us don’t, and if we did, we might be dismayed to find that it’s invested in the very companies we avoid like the plague. Or at the very least, we sometimes roll over in the middle of the night, when our money hasn’t come home yet and wonder . . .in which country is it hanging out? Doing what?
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GETTING OUR GEEK ON

“I find that everyone is geeky in their own way,” Chic Geek’s founder, Kylie Toh, says encouragingly.

Chic Geek is a volunteer-run, safe and supportive group that holds a place for women to try out technology in Calgary. It hosts meet-ups and seminars for the tech-curious, and next week, on November 16, will present their “Geeky Summit.”
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Reading the Community Tea Leaves

Seeing the Future of a Successful Business District: Community and Commerce

Did you know the Kensington Business District was the location of one of the highest participation events in the launch of Harry Potter and The Cursed Child, the latest from the Land of Harry Potter? There were Harrys, Hermiones and Dumbledores taking over the streets of Kensington as they lined up to get the new book from Pages bookstore.
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Events

    Neighbourhood Edition: Section C

    11/02/2017 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm - Neighbourhood Edition:  Section C - Abundant Communities Calgary, Getting it started in Calgary and in your neighbourhood Saturday February 11, 9:30am – 2:00 pm Awaken Church (located at Bow Waters community Church) 6508 Bowwood Dr N.W. Become an Individual member and get a discounted rate. Who should attend? Neighbours who think that they could be more
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      Neighbourhood Edition: Section B

      10/02/2017 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm - Neighbourhood Edition:  Section B - Beer Pizza and Door Knocking with Howard Lawrence, An Experiential Workshop in Neighbouring Friday February 10, 4:00pm – 8:00pm Prairie Sky Cohousing Co-operative, 100 403 31 Ave NE Calgary We will experience saying hello to strangers, learning more about the Abundant Communities Initiative in Edmonton and enjoying a meal together. Become an
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        Neighbourhood Edition: Section A

        10/02/2017 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm - Introducing The Edmonton Community Development Corporation, The 1000 Families Project and The Abundant Communities Initiative Friday February 10, 10:00am – 3:00pm Tuxedo Park Community Association 202 29 Ave NE Calgary Become an Individual member and get a discounted rate. Who should attend? Citizens who see the potential of their communities and want to help them
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        Our StoryNew Scoop and Journalism

        International Journalism Cooperatives, Unite!

        A world co-operative network intends to gather press co-operatives from around the world! The day before the closure of the International Summit of Co-operatives 2016, a group of journalists working within co-operatives of press established in Canada, Portugal and France, decided to link their efforts to promote the co-operative values in the world.
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