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The World Café Revolution

megOur dear friend Margaret Wheatley sent the following message in honor of the World Café’s 20th Anniversary. Meg was instrumental in the birth of the World Café; we are blessed by her friendship and touched to have received this thoughtful note of wisdom & inspiration:

The World Café is a true and verifiable revolution. I was present at its birth, benefited from its growth and now delight in its strong and robust maturity.  It has revolutionized our expectations of what’s possible in a world of polarization and conflict. Before the World Café, we didn’t know we could have intimate conversations in large groups of strangers. We didn’t know that if we listen well and speak from the heart, we are no longer strangers — just humans eager to connect and make a difference. We didn’t know that it could be so simple and uncomplicated to connect at deep levels of shared meaning. We didn’t know that there were so many other people who care as much as we do.

listening tableThe World Café revolution has shown us that we can turn to one another and find the clarity, courage and conviction to step forward in service to our yearning, troubled world.

May we not be separated,

Margaret Wheatley
(The Berkana Institute)

Join the international World Cafe community for online Global Impact Cafés November 17th & 18th!

New World Cafe Online Community Launched!

As new people join the new World Cafe online community every day from
countries around the world – Brazil, Israel, Italy, Finland, Canada,
Costa Rica, Germany, the United States, Russia, Japan, the Netherlands,
New Zealand, Australia, Denmark, the United Kingdom, Chile, Mexico,
Portugal, the Phillipines, France, Ghana, Indonesia, Columbia,
Afghanistan, Bhutan, Belgium, Spain, Croatia, India, Saudi Arabia,
South Africa, Yukraine, Poland, Switzerland, Peru, Dubai, Slovenia,
Tahiti, Venezula, Jamaica, Vietnam, Taiwan, Singapore, Bolivia and
Austria – there is a palpable sense of a new kind of community – a
truly global World Café – taking form.

If you have not yet joined us in the new online community, we invite you to go to www.theworldcafecommunity.org and
sign up today. Find friends and allies, deepen your
learning, band together and take action, start the conversations and
launch the projects that are closest to your heart – now's the time!

Read on for some of the new features and benefits that are available to us now …

Some of the new opportunities include customizable
individual profiles and a searchable member directory, the ability to post your
event to a shared community calendar, add photos, documents and links to your
conversations, upload photos and videos and other media files to a common area,
write and comment on blog posts, have a live chat with friends, and create and
participate in private or semi-private focused working groups based on a shared
language or interest.

The new community space will let us tag virtually everything
we enter, making the search functions robust enough to find exactly what you’re
looking for.

In addition, things that you are used to now, like sharing
stories and exchanging ideas conversation and resources, will be much easier to
use and track in an intuitive way.