• " involves citizens, it is not simply done to them." Barry Quirk

  • There resides in all populations a "mass of sense lying in a dormant state - which good government should quietly harness." Tom Paine, source: Guardian review of Hilary Wainwright’s book Reclaim the State: Adventures in Popular Democracy, July 2003

  • "Tell me and I will forget;
    show me and I may remember;
    involve me and I will understand" Confucius

  • "When I thought of Dialogue in this larger sense, I had the image of the open central courtyard in an old-fashioned, Latin American home… you could enter the central courtyard by going around and through any of the multiple arched entryways that surrounded this open, flower-filled space in the middle of the house… For me, Dialogue is like entering this central courtyard in the spacious home of our common human experience." Juanita Brown

  • "Our new environment compels commitment and participation. We have become irrevocably involved with, and responsible for, each other." Marshall McLuhan

  • "Local authorities will not and can not sit around and wait, but Local ACTION 21 will be seriously weakened if national governments do not recognize our pivotal role in fostering sustainable development" Kaarin Taipale, Chair of the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI).

  • "The difficulty lies not in the new ideas but in the escaping the old ones" John Maynard Keynes

  • "All of it must begin with the 'whole'. When we open ourselves awe returns. This will get us out of the oppression of work. We need to return to nature rather than trying to master it. Our inner work is also community work. Schumacher: "We can each of us work to put our own inner houses in order". We should look at the inner houses of all the communities in which we live. We can do this through ritual and other forms of art. Part of it is letting go, particularly of self-pity. We need to move from a cynical society to a possible society. Business has the potential to lead the change. There is so much work needing to be done." Matthew Fox

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