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Let's continue to build community - collective intelligence
From a report by Nesta
The advantages created when institutions mobilise the information, knowledge, skills and capabilities of the public to extend problem solving abilities.
What can we learn from the world’s most peaceful societies?
From an article by Greater Good Magazine
Peace is not just an absence of violence and war, but also people and groups getting along with each other: the cooperation, sharing, and kindness that we see in everyday society. An analysis..
Forgiveness: A tool for personal growth and global healing
From a video on the Forgiveness Forum
Forgiveness is a deeply personal choice independent from seeking justice or atonement. Forgiveness improves physical health, mental wellbeing, and relationships across all ages.
Breaking The Cycle, reclaiming our humanity
From a film Breaking the Cycle
“Many people believe that humans have made great progress and there is no other option than this dehumanizing, anti-life, planet-destroying culture. In a short film, Breaking the Cycle, other options are shown."
Socially Connected Communities - solutions for social isolation
From a report by Healthy Places by Design
Loneliness describes individual experience, but we need to find the root causes of social isolation to identify community-level and structural factors that can be changed to address them.
Scaling behaviour change
From a blog by Behavioural Scientist
Research found decisions were based on 2 variables: social proof + social pressure. People adopt new practices if they see successful adoption by others (social proof) or if they feel their use is expected by them (social pressure).
Speaking of poverty, differently
From a video by a UN Special Rapporteur
Poverty is really not a failure of the individual. We should see it instead as a failure of society. A society that fails to recognize the competence of people in poverty. A society that relies on a unhealthy conception of merit.
Volunteering and human flourishing
From an article by Psychology Today
For many, engaging in volunteering can be a powerful way to contribute to the good of others, to the community, to the common good, and to the good of the person volunteering as well - with significant health benefits.
Inclusive innovation – innovation that helps the community
From an article in the The Conversation
Vietnam has had very low infection rates during two waves of Covid-19. Grassroots innovators+socially minded entrepreneurs have helped. This has meant that society’s most vulnerable have had access to..
Let's continue to build community - when 'helping' hurts
From an article by Strong Towns
When is an issue really for neighbours to sort out? In an eagerness to help, do Councils tend to debate neighbour issues, form committees, develop rules instead of helping people talk to each other?
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