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Community Competence

The Bin Laden Effect: In Praise of Our Government

Peter Block | Posted 07.04.2011 | Politics
Peter Block

By Peter Block The death of Osama bin Laden completes a painful chapter in our history. The reaction of many is celebration. Some will use this occas...

A Neighborhood Has A Job To Do

Peter Block | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Peter Block

Neighbors have the capacity to know what we need. What we need are the gifts that surround us. What we need is each other. And when we act together, we will find the community way. The democratic way.

Neighborhood Wake-Up Call

Peter Block | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Peter Block

To those who say our neighborhoods are broken, there is a simple process to help awaken neighborhood power by finding out what people love to do and are willing to teach or learn.

What Happened to the Village?

Peter Block | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Peter Block

We have lost the imagination of what a neighborhood could do to raise a child. This means there is a great opportunity to organize neighbors to raise the local children -- to become a village that raises the children.

The Limits of Consumption

Peter Block | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Peter Block

In our effort to find satisfaction in consumption, we're converted from citizens to consumers. The implications are profound. Consider the impact on just two parts of our lives: the family and the community.