Celebrating Sustainable Communities


Teilhard de Chardin wrote:
"There is a new kind of human emerging on Earth, a type of human who is attracted to the future, who has a flame of expectation in the heart and is yearning to express MORE. These humans are in touch with the impulse to reach out, connect, go beyond..they are feeling into a new template for humanity. That which is possible for us as an emergent species in an unfolding Universe."

Is there a flame of expectation in your heart? Are you yearning to come together with others in a new way to unleash the potential and possibility that lies deep within our sacred humanity? Join us for this three-day retreat as we discover ourselves at the heart of the universe, in the heart of God, together evolving toward the fullness of love.

Sunday Sept. 13, 6:30pm - Tuesday Sept. 15, 4pm
IHM Motherhouse
Maxis Community Room
610 W. Elm Ave.
Monroe, Mich

Registration Deadline: Sept. 2
Registration fee: $120* and includes lunches
*Financial assistance is available.
To register, contact River House at 734-240-5494 or

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Sister Gail Worcelo is co-founder of Green Mountain Monastery in Greensboro, Vt. Mentored by the late Passionist priest Thomas Berry, the Monastery is a new emergence in the Catholic tradition that seeks to give expression to a theology rooted in the evolutionary dynamism of an unfolding universe.

Allied Media Conference

A collaborative laboratory of media-based organizing strategies for transforming our world.

Register Now for AMC2015

Spring is almost here and that means AMC2015 is only a few months away! Registration is now open for the 17th annual Allied Media Conference, taking place June 18-21 in Detroit.

We offer a sliding scale registration rate of $75 - $500 so that the conference can be accessible to as many people as possible. Please support the AMC by giving as generously as possible with your registration contribution.

Reduced Sliding Scale before May 1
If you register before May Day you will have the option of registering at a reduced sliding scale rate of $50 - $500.

Free AMP Iridescence Logo T-shirt
The true expense of the AMC is $150 per person. If you register before May Day at the $150 rate or higher we will gift you a hot-off-the-presses AMP Iridescence Logo T-shirt.

Visit the AMC site.


Important Refuse Collection Announcement from the City of Detroit - collections are for residents only, not businesses or large apartment buildings. (Click above image for announcement.)


"All Beings Cofluence" is an interactive community project in which an entire space is filled with sheer fabric panels, hung closely together. Each is an image of a living Being, representing more than 250 species thus far, created by numerous individuals. The pieces are arranged in such a way that no single Being is seen without seeing others through or adjacent to it - a strong metaphor for interdependence and self-organization of ecosystems. Since its inception in 2010, All Beings Confluence has grown to be 250+ panels and has been seen by more than 4,600 people in 32 locations across North America.

Anyone who wants to make a panel is invited to do so.

Get all the info on this great event.

Workshop One
Thursday, Sept. 17- Sunday, Sept. 20
9 am - 4 pm

Workshop Two
Monday, Sept. 21 - Tuesday, Sept. 22
9 am - 4 pm
and Thursday, Sept. 24 - Friday, Sept. 25, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

IHM Motherhouse Art Room
610 W. Elm Ave.

SPECIAL NOTE: This All Beings Confluence exhibit will be at the GLBD 11th Annual conference October 23 to 25.


Statewide Community Benefits Conference--Justice for Our Neighborhoods


Friday June 5, 2015

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Detroit Branch Visitors Center
1600 East Warren Avenue
Detroit, Michigan 48207.

Learn more about:
Successful Community Benefits Agreements acorss the country
Growing the movement: what you can do
Developing your communication skills
Organizing your neighborhood
Being part of a statewide network

Register for Free


Rocket Stove - his is an easy-to-build and efficient little stove for cooking outdoors! Constructed of bricks and some metal stove pipe with purlite or ash insulation between, this is a really fast way to turn the heat from sticks into a fire that is ready to go instantly.

You can find out more at the Strawbale Studio strawbalestudio.org
Workshops on Rocket Stove & Fire devices: Nov 8 & 9. 2014 and Jan 24 & 25, 2015.
If there is interest, a workshop can be scheduled to construct this stove on site or another location.

Deanne Bednar
Coordinator/Teacher at Strawbale Studio outside Oxford, MI, just 1 hr north of Detroit.
248 628 1887

Classes, internships, potlucks & more.


Shapeshifting Detroit: Overcoming Drive-By Economics
Malik Kenyatta Yakini, Lottie Spady, and Sister Gloria Rivera

The citizens of Detroit are challenging the failed policies that have long favored corporate wealth over the well being of city residents. Leading change-makers Malik Kenyatta Yakini, Lottie Spady and Sister Gloria Rivera are seeding community resilience with one of the most robust urban agricultural movements in the U.S., while contradicting the manipulative media narratives that justify oppression.
Listen to the program

Behind Kitchen Doors

Brought to you by http://michigan.rocunited.org/

Detroit Food Policy Council

The Annual Food Report of the DFPC is now available. Access the full report at www.detroitfoodpolicycouncil.net