Hope and Health Top Cities' Agenda
NEWARK CONFERENCE OFFERS INTEGRATED URBAN STRATEGIES
"The most important issue regarding cities is getting people to believe that things can be different," said Carol Coletta, Senior Fellow with the Kresge Foundation's American Cities Practice and luncheon keynote speaker for the second NJ Spotlight on Cities conference in Newark. Gazing at the audience of 200 urban.... Read More
As creative director of a civics-based news site featuring videos about social change, I'm asked from time to time how CivicStory decides on topics for its stories. Answer: When initiatives have 4 or 5 significant or surprising elements that are of deep...Read More
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The papal encyclical, Laudato Si', provides a deeply coherent basis for understanding society, ecology and the environment. Enjoy key words and phrases below.
Powerful phrases from Laudato Si'
"The lessons of the global financial crisis have not been assimilated, and we are learning all too slowly the lessons of environmental deterioration."  Read more
- economic/economy 81
- wealth/wealthier 4