CTC Radio Interview about Block, McKnight and Brueggemann
On September 29, 2012 Amy Moritz, Director of Center for Transforming Communities (CTC), was a guest on the Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club (LBPC) Radio Show.
With the host Jeremy Park, Amy discussed what shalom means to her, CTC and the various communities that are part of the Memphis shalom network. They also discussed the goals of the Communities of Shalom (COS) initiative and the principles at the heart of sustainable, neighborhood transformation.In addition, Amy and Jeremy discussed and invited listeners to attend “Engaging Community. Narrating Change.”
The event is hosted by CTC and will be held on November 14, 2012 from 8:30am to 4:30pm at Rhodes College in their McCallum Ballroom. The event features three keynote speakers: 1) Peter Block, author of Community: The Structure of Belonging, which offers methodology for shifting conversations from one of problems to one of possibilities; 2) John McKnight, who co-authored The Abundant Community, which offers practical wisdom and experience to building communities from the inside out using local resources, capacities, and relationships; and 3) Walter Brueggemann, author of Journey to the Common Good, which offers a deeper understanding and commitment to neighborhoods. The event will be very experiential in nature, weaving contributions of the speakers with the contributions of those gathered for the event through small group conversation. Register online at www.ctcmidsouth.org.