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Message from David Isaacs

As we move into day four of our first ever formal fundraising event, the Harvest Fund Drive, here’s a message from David Isaacs, co-founder of the World Café:

Some Members of the World Café Community of Learning and Practiced have asked: “If the World Cafe is a “gift”, why is the Foundation requesting financial contributions?” 

My answer to that sincere question is:  “Because allowing the “gift” to continue to be shared broadly through the World Cafe online community and through the website allowing people on all 7 continents to freely use the process and the principles to generate collective learning and wisdom is interdependent with members appreciating the value of the work and resourcing it with financial as well as energetic currencies.”

David continues:

In a recent trip to South Africa, I learned about Ubuntu, an African cultural contribution to humanity’s remembrance of the essential nature we share with all forms of life, the essence of acting creatively in community. It is expressed simply as: I AM, BECAUSE WE ARE! 

The World Cafe, the world “as cafe”  as energized and resourced by The World Cafe Community Foundation is committed to that remembrance!

That is why Juanita and I continue to financially support the work.  We hope that you too feel called to contribute to TWCCF’s continuing capacity to pay forward the gift of the World Café.

With respect,

David

Our immediate goal is to raise $25,000.00 by November 4, 2011.

Thank you to all of you who have already joined us in making this Harvest Fund Drive a great success. Please make your valuable contribution to the World Café Community Foundation now.

You’ll be helping to catalyze the most critical conversations of our time.

Letter to Daisuke and Our World Cafe Friends in Japan

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Dear friends in Japan,
 
We in the World Café community want you to know that our hearts are with you in this time of devastating loss and heartbreak.  At the same time, to see the way your citizens have come together to help and support one another in the midst of this tragedy is very inspiring. We can all learn from you about how we can come together as caring human communities in times of trouble.
 
Please let us know if there are ways the World Café community can be of support and we will be sure to let our global friends know.  And, we’d be grateful to learn more of the conversations you are having in Japan in the face of this crisis and how the World Café process can be of service in some small way.
 
We send you our prayers and the wish that these challenging times can strengthen us all to meet adversity with the grace and courage that Japan is showing to the whole world.
 
With warmest regards and best wishes,
 
Juanita Brown and David Isaacs
& the World Cafe Community Foundation
on behalf of our global community