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BRINGING BACK THE NEIGHBOURING RELATIONSHIP

‘What does it mean to love our actual neighbours?’

Howard Lawrence is exploring what happens when we activate the invitation to love those within our neighbourhoods. He says the idea has sprung forth that “maybe God is calling us to love our actual neighbours.”

“It’s a powerful notion, it’s a challenging notion for people to say what does it mean to love our actual neighbours?”
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ABUNDANT COMMUNITIES INITIATIVE UPDATES ABCD PRINCIPLES FOR MUNICIPALITIES

Neighbourhood connections create complex benefits 

Howard Lawrence, co-founder of the Asset-Based Neighbourhood Organizing Association, says many cities have a long-standing relationship with Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) and the Abundant Community Initiative is a new version that drills down onto every block in every neighbourhood.

“We can say to municipalities, ‘you’ve been doing this kind of work, particularly in troubled neighbourhoods, for 30 years . . . here is an update,’” Lawrence says.
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Conversations for the Common Good: The Neighbourhood Edition

Asset Based, Place and Neighbour Friendly Approaches to support Vibrant Neighbourhoods and Resilient Citizens

We are pleased to host Howard Lawrence and Anna Bubel from Edmonton to share their work with The Edmonton Community Development Corporation, The 1000 Families Project and The Abundant Communities Initiative in three workshops on February 10 and 11. Neighbourhood Edition:  Section A – Introducing The Edmonton Community Development Corporation, The 1000 Families Project and
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