David Isaacs, co-founder of the World Cafe, reads a letter, written by Chris Ahrends about his experiences during the “Ubuntu Cafe”.

“… held in the gentle embrace of intentional community and enlivened by energy of uniqueness – for me, the Cafe experience was a profound homecoming…” 


World Cafe is “Stepping In” on a new level – increasing our capacity to engage most effectively with the challenging issues of our times. Here’s an overview of what we’re envisioning and some of the priorities we’ve identified to start. Please join us and contribute what you can to support this important work.

This blog post is one response to an open invitation to our global community – to step up & express what the gift of the World Cafe means to YOU. We welcome your posts, as well as your comments and shares.


  1. David such a beautiful sharing of this spoken reflection and visuals you have posted for this community. I intend to share this with other communities. “Everyone has a voice” and yet in our shared planet so many are suppressed– be they human or part of the natural world including animals, plants and trees — every living thingIt is in the respectful” listening” that gives us access to transformation and a world that works.