We’re a fellowship program being hosted in Cincinnati, Ohio.
We believe change agents, social innovators, business leaders, faith leaders, and community activists confront key challenges in their efforts to introduce system change. Often working alone, they frequently experience doubt and confusion in the face of resistance, and surprise when their hard-won beliefs about change no longer work in practice. Common Good provides change leaders with mentors who will guide them, insights that will inspire them, and the support of a community of peers that will nurture and sustain them.
Understanding we’ve been here before, and while forces of empire and freedom change, there is much we can learn from. Remembering is more than not forgetting.
It is in specific places that we form an identity, become part of community, and make our contribution to the world.
A sense of belonging is a basic human desire. Belonging is being valued, needed, accepted, and knowing that you’re not alone.
Common Good creates a rare opportunity to engage with Walter, Peter, and John to integrate their perspectives, and to envision new ways of thinking and doing. As part of a cross-sector community of experienced change makers, fellows sharpen the skills essential to foster lasting change.
Walter, a biblical scholar, reminds us that what we experience as advocates for change is not new and just as it is pioneering.
Co-Director of the ABCD Institute
John McKnight, a community practitioner, helps us understand that place is deeply important to who we are.
Author & Consultant
Peter Block, a change agent, helps us deepen our relationship with one another and understand the structures of belonging.
It is almost impossible for people to dramatically impact an ecosystem by themselves with their current skills and knowledge. Mentorship and guidance from wisdom figures such as Walter, John, and Peter, are time-tested ways to learn, but access to them is difficult. Common Good will offer access in several ways:
Put your learning into action through a Personal Experiment of Imagination, designed to encourage new and creative ways to support your work.