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Living and Leading Transformative Communities

In an Era of Societal Crisis

by Mark Clarke, March 2021

This article by Mark Clarke takes the transformative community and its leadership into a deeper place of living and being transformative agents in a time of crisis.

 

"As Transformative Communities enter this process of change, they must reaffirm their essence grounded in their charism and mission. This rootedness becomes the foundation for continual exploration of a shared direction, shared values, and shared meaning for these times. It summons the group to pursue a bold and engaging North Star that demands intense communal soul work fostered by learning through action."

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Transformative Communities:  God’s Co-creative Pioneers

by Mark Clarke, October 2020

Transformative Communities participate in creation in three formative ways:

  • By embracing the diverse mosaic of God’s creative process;

  • By practicing contemplative action that incessantly pursues their social commitment to justice;

  • By establishing an effective ecosystem of relationships to create answers for complex issues.

These three disciplines are spiritual practices. They are rooted in reverence for all creation through social justice and dynamic engagement in interconnected life. These practices are used by intentional communities to establish a collaborative approach to pioneering societal change for the common good.

These three disciplines are spiritual practices. They are rooted in reverence for all creation through social justice and dynamic engagement in interconnected life. These practices are used by intentional communities to establish a collaborative approach to pioneering societal change for the common good.

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Transformative Communities: Passionately Dedicated to Learning

by Mark Clarke, July 2020

Communities that engage in a continuous discernment process become mediums of God’s co-creative process. These attitudinal anchors create underpinnings which direct their collective energy toward society's renewal. They have an energetic thirst for learning that fosters a synergy for creative imagination that leads to action.

The speed of such societal disruptions as the pandemic, social unrest, technology, etc. continually raise new questions, social concerns, and opportunities to explore new models.  Religious communities today must ask these questions:

 

How can we become transformative agents in our current culture and context? 

How can we embrace God’s invitation for change in our time of the pandemic, social unrest, and economic disparity?

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Complexity, Emergence and Co-Evolution; Notes from the Field

by Debbie Asberry, July 2020

What seems to be happening in many of the individual congregations is a tacit assumption--often aided and abetted by consultants like myself--that the way to support the ongoing evolution of religious life is to ensure the preservation of their existing congregation. That is self-preservation, not evolution.

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MC16 Generative Designers of the Future

Transformative Communities Series: Generative Designers of the Future

by Mark Clarke, January 2020

The world is dancing between rapid societal breakthroughs in all sectors and extreme polarization. Society has entered a process of redefining cultural assumptions while simultaneously, issues like environmental catastrophes of all varieties, and economic destabilization are impacting migration within countries and beyond traditional borders. These fluctuations are asking transformative communities to define their role with greater clarity of purpose, leading to action. Thus transformative communities are being asked to engage in creating visions and direction through collaborative ventures that lead to a just and compassionate society.  

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