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 http://www.americamagazine.org/content/good-word/popes-interview-and-bible
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Media Release-- New Effort to Start Neighborhood Learning Groups.
GROUP IN EVERY NEIGHBORHOOD MISSION OF NEW EFFORT.
active citizens will launch self-directed learning groups in their own
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
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.
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.
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.
neighborhood will be the model for our new program. I’ll be taking action here
and writing about it on www.JohnWren.com. 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.
we are successful we’ll have a big increase in informed participation from
political newcomers in the Colorado Caucus in 2014,” said
S Wren (303)861-1447 John@JohnWren.com 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.”
Labels: Civic Education, Go+Groups, grassroots, neighborhood, self-directed learning
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Oxford Group Handbook
Monday, September 16, 2013
Live at 5 p.m. each Monday
The Startup Show, Sponsored by the Small Business Chamber of Commerce, Inc
New! Text us a question during the show. After the show, call The Startup Line (303)861-1447