« BACK TO FORUM
Joined: Jun 16, 2005
Posts: 38 (view all)
Gender & Age: Male & 57
Country: United States
An Invitation to Visit the New IPCR Website Discussion Forum
Sep 19, 2011
The website of The Interfaith Peacebuilding and Community Revitalization (IPCR) Initiative now has a
Discussion Forum. The IPCR Discussion Forum can be accessed from any IPCR website page at
www.ipcri.net and also at http://ipcrdiscussionforum.proboards.com/index.cgi . The Discussion Forum
is from ProBoards (at www.proboards.com ). The Discussion Forum building process is easy to
understand, and the tools and features are easy to use. An ad-free forum is only $7 per month.
The IPCR Initiative provides many freely accessible documents and resources that are relevant to
building a “constellation” of initiatives approach to peacebuilding, community revitalization,
and ecological sustainability—and the “constellation” of initiatives approach can be adopted
and modified to supplement local community specific responses to the growing number of critical
challenges which require urgent attention.
A central focus of The IPCR Initiative is its advocacy for a combination of Community Visioning
Initiatives, “Community Teaching and Learning Centers”, and “sister community” relationships
as a way of generating an exponential increase in our collective capacity to overcome the challenges
of our times.
The IPCR Discussion Forum provides a wide variety of ways to encourage and grow a valuable and
active learning environment—which can, in turn, assist and support efforts to achieve the above
mentioned goals. Here are 3 examples of how such a valuable and active learning environment can be
1) The current focus of this writer (the founder and outreach coordinator of The IPCR Initiative)
is a kind of open collaboration project titled “IPCR Critical Challenges Assessment 2011”.
There is an introduction to this project on The IPCR Initiative homepage (near the bottom), and an
IPCR webpage for the project at http://www.ipcri.net/Critical-Challenges-Assessment.html . This
IPCR webpage will provide draft versions (and, eventually, completed versions) of the “statistics
and observations” sections and the “commentary” sections associated with each of the 10
critical challenges currently identified. (An example now accessible—the “statistics and
observations” section “Draft IPCR Critical Challenges Assessment Section #3 The End of ‘Cheap
Energy’ (particularly in reference to Peak Oil)”. There is now a section in the IPCR
Discussion Forum for discussing this project.
2) One of the sections in the IPCR Discussion Forum is “A Mini Questionnaire from The IPCR
Initiative”. There are ten threads (stickies) posted in this section, and each of these ten
threads is a question which can be replied to as if one was participating in a survey. This section
can become a location for creating useful questions, and testing them—and thus creating a database
of questions which can be used in preliminary surveys, in preparation for Community Visioning
Initiatives. This is a very important and potentially valuable aspect of the IPCR Discussion
Forum—and it may be an inspiration to others to use Discussion Forums in this way. I invite
readers of this message to visit this “Questionnaire” section of the IPCR Discussion Forum, and
respond to the questions—or provide comments and suggestions relating to them.
3) The IPCR Discussion Forum has sections for discussion of Community Visioning Initiatives
“Community Teaching and Learning Centers”, and “sister community” relationships—and these
sections can become clearinghouses for the exchange of information on model projects and best
I believe this IPCR Discussion Forum can be very helpful to many people associated with this Taking
It Global Initiative, and I invite readers of this message to visit the IPCR Discussion Forum, by
visiting the IPCR Initiative website at www.ipcri.net or by visiting the IPCR Discussion Forum
directly at http://ipcrdiscussionforum.proboards.com/index.cgi .
For a Peaceful and Sustainable Future,
Stefan Pasti, Founder and Outreach Coordinator
The IPCR Initiative
back to top |
link to this post
Display posts from: