Saturday, September 21, 2013

We are taken, blessed, broken and given.

Pope Francis and I both shared with the world about our calls last Thursday. His interview got a lot more attention, of course, than my media release (see below), but seems to me the the Pope and I are working toward's the same end, taking God's love into every neighborhood, worldwide.

Here's is what Pope Francis said about the Church as field hospital:
“I see clearly,” the pope continues, “that the thing the church needs most today is the ability to heal wounds and to warm the hearts of the faithful; it needs nearness, proximity. I see the church as a field hospital after battle. It is useless to ask a seriously injured person if he has high cholesterol and about the level of his blood sugars! You have to heal his wounds. Then we can talk about everything else. Heal the wounds, heal the wounds.... And you have to start from the ground up."  From

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Media Release-- New Effort to Start Neighborhood Learning Groups.

September 19, 2013
For Immediate Release

Newly active citizens will launch self-directed learning groups in their own neighborhoods.

Denver—Longtime community activist John S Wren announced his new effort to create Go+Groups, neighborhood self-directed learning groups. For information about how you can help your neighborhood start a group contact Wren at (303)861-1447 or

“Our mission is a healthy group in every neighborhood, across Colorado for now, soon across the country, and we believe eventually around the world. The independent, self-governing, self-supporting groups will be used for educational, social activities and mutual aid.

“We are educational, not political. Like the Denver City Club, of which I’m a past president, we will inform, not reform. Our members will be encouraged to affiliate with a political party; we hope to have members from both major political parties in our groups.

“For groups to be listed in our directory, they will need to agree with our purpose, a focus on creating a Good Living in a culture of life, with recovery, life-long learning, and doing work that provide an adequate income, learning and leisure.

“My neighborhood will be the model for our new program. I’ll be taking action here and writing about it on Also I’ll be recruiting 3 other neighborhood leaders. That will be our model, 30 days to organize your own neighborhood, help 3 others get started.

“If we are successful we’ll have a big increase in informed participation from political newcomers in the Colorado Caucus in 2014,” said Wren.


John S Wren (303)861-1447 is a graduate of Denver Thomas Jefferson High School and the University of Denver. He’s been active in politics as a Republican and a Democrat, he is now registered Unaffiliated. He helped defeat Amendment 29 in 2002 which would have radically changed our Colorado Caucus, what Wren calls “the best chance the common person has of servicing in elected public office.”

Monday, September 16, 2013

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