These notes, compiled by Rev Canon Peter Challen, are posted at http://globaltable.org.uk/wp/, to contribute background information for associates of the Global Table. A core meeting continues to host meetings on Wednesdays from 12noon to 2 pm at the School of Economic Science, 11-13 Mandeville Place, W1U 3AJ Meetings are open to all on a drop-in basis – contact the Open Research Group – firstname.lastname@example.org. This weekly forum is a persistent focal point for many who cannot often get to London but are encouraged in bold initiatives by association and collaboration. We all continue to foster the public sense of the search for inclusive justice. We are trying to sense the richness of our networking without overburdening with detail. We collaborate in order that action may flow BOTH in specified targeted initiatives AND in acknowledgement of our shared commitment to ending exploitation – usury – now exponentially rampant!
Notes of Open Research Group meeting on 26th July 2017: OpenResearchGroup-170726
Forthcoming Events: http://www.globaltable.org.uk/wp/forthcoming-events
FROM ASSOCIATES AT THEIR POINTS OF WITNESS:
“A society must assume that it is stable, but the artist must know, and he must let us know, that there is nothing stable under heaven.” once again the need is expressed for ‘moral imagination’ as we seek to contribute to future sanity in society,
“Science is a global endeavour and religion must find generosity and institutional auditing for intrinsic values to be a global endeavour also; otherwise the good it does is outdone by the bad it allows.” All our associated groups are diligently playing their parts. We’d all benefit by receiving reports on new initiatives or old one’s boosted in some surprising way
CCMJ – ..”… the real reason things are so bad is because of usury. And the reason things aren’t getting any better is because no one is talking about what’s really wrong. …… What we accept today as interest once was called usury, and that through most of history most everyone was against it.” All the great faith traditions forbade usury for thousands of years. The Christian Church emphasised it until ‘Interest’ was watered down to ‘Excessive Interest’ and usury became exponentially disproportionate as a source in undermining justice throughout the human community. Reports on tackling this prime issue are always welcome.
INDEPENDENT CONSTITUTIONALISTS UK (ICUK): recognises the necessity of dealing with BOTH the need for many urgent palliatives within a dying system AND a systemic curative re-design by the participative representative democratic application of an integrated political-economy of trusteeship. It concentrates on the Meta-Narrative within which the UK could shape all its independent but mutually accountable communities. Curative change to the political-economy like “poetry happens in two stages, like sculpting; first the imagination, then the chisel.” An update of its existing website – http://www.icuk.info – is now evolving online: http://www.icuk.life. An informal Strategy Forum meets in central London every Wednesday between 12 and 2pm – you are invited to contact Peter Challen – email@example.com – for latest developments and meeting venue.
Free Critical Thinking: meetings are now on Tuesdays 7pm to 9pm in St John’s Church, 73 Waterloo Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 8TY, opposite Waterloo: http://www.freecriticalthinking.org • A view of Critical Thinking’s scope http://freecriticalthinking.org/9-general/1518-hierarchy-and-the-political-economy and in pithy summary : CT – “Hierarchy, theft of the Commons and Usury are the fundamental drivers of poverty, wars, environmental destruction and the enslavement of humanity. Once we understand that, we’re on the road to recovering humanity.”
LETSlink envisages national and regional hubs – LETSlink envisages national and regional hubs – dedicated training work is being done with individual LETS groups. The main website sets out theory and enables enquirers to connect with local groups: http://www.letslinkuk.net/uk-map.htm.
Further Reports are invited from our associates in the quest for inclusive justice to stir our awareness and effect change through both palliative and curative means.
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PUBLICATIONS & BLOGS – reviews always welcomed:
Mint Magazine: July 2017 issue: http://mailchi.mp/prep/promoting-economic-pluralism-april-newsletter-427019?e=22931ccf34 featuring Ten Years After the Crash events 11-14th September https://10yearsafterthecrash.com/?mc_cid=bffbd3dddc&mc_eid – see Events Page.
http://www.wikispooks.com: see Robin Upton’s slides on Exploring the Deep State: http://www.robinupton.com/research/publications/WS1_Exploring_The_Deep_State.pdf
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Over time our weekly forum has considered important aphorisms that help the development of dialogue that takes us into new understandings of the co-operative task. We revisited those guiding thoughts and now value responses about their use, or about any other enduring wisdom relating to collaboration flow in steadily. “Some one this week described guts as ‘intestinal fortitude.’… and don’t we need it !!!
Democracy is the art of thinking independently together
and in the UK there is a way of making it achievable