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    In Search of the Tie That Binds


    By John L. McKnight, 2019-11-07
    One way of classifying associations is in terms of whether or not they are space-bounded. The greatest number of associations are not space-bound. However, our focus has been upon those...
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    Why Gifts Matter • New Podcast Series


    By Bruce Anderson, 2019-11-05
    “Why Gifts Matter”, from the Core Gift Institute…..a monthly series of conversations with people from helping professions, community encouragers, and spiritual traditions who believe that knowing...
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    Embracing Deviance


    By John L. McKnight, 2019-11-04
    One of the unfortunate results of assigning responsibility for marginal people to institutions and professionals is that citizens lose their capacity to incorporate marginal people. Over the...
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    Last year Jim Diers posted a thoughtful reflection on the work of advancing social justice and the limits of ABCD in that work. This got a lot of us talking about ABCD, systems change and social...
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    The Affinity Dilemma


    By John L. McKnight, 2019-10-20
    The essence of most associational groups is that they are composed of a group of people who care about each other and/or the same thing. By its very nature, this affinity creates outsiders. For...
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    The Dilemma of Meetings


    By John L. McKnight, 2019-10-10
    In many neighborhoods, local associations establish a schedule of meetings and the focus is on what should happen at that time.  One of Saul Alinsky’s inviolable rules was “never meet to meet.”...
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