Wisdom from Our Neighborhood
Wisdom from Our Neighborhood is a conversation between people working for the common good. Activists from large cities to small towns, people working on racial and religious reconciliation, multifaith social service and advocacy agencies, and the inspiring stories of everyday people doing extraordinary things – together with their neighbors.
WFON is hosted by Paths to Understanding’s Executive Director Terry Kyllo with technical support by Ean Olsen.
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But please consider, when something we say or do harms another person to recognize the impact you have had on the other and offer restitution instead of only focusing on what you meant to do. This honors the value of the other person and opens a door to healing.
Don’t try to change their mind, but just keep telling positive stories. Most of us do not want to walk around in fear. When given the chance to see how much we have in common, to see the strength of different points of view working on our common problems many people will gladly remove fear from their hearts
At PTU we believe that the Divine is best expressed in our world when human beings seek to have power with each other. In this power, those with more perceived power must boldly step back and listen and those with less perceived power must boldly step forward so that all voices and wisdoms may inform our mutual work. This does not mean that those with more perceived power cannot use their power, but must at every step, discern how to use it and whether or not to use it, to further a change the system. People acting to have power with each other don’t want to win the game, but change the rules of the game so everyone can win. They want to do away with dominance and build what Martin Luther King called the Beloved Community.