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The Abundant Community by John McKnight, Peter Block

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5Community Abundance in Action

THE CONNECTIONS AMONG local people are what awaken the power of families and neighborhoods to weave the social fabric of an abundant and competent community. We have characterized these communities as having three major properties:

image Gifts, the raw material for community

image Associations, the process through which the gifts are exchanged

image Hospitality, what widens our inventory of gifts

Each property feeds the other two. When ...

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