Buy zoloft without prescription, Thinking for ourselves
By Shea Howell
February 5, 2013
At a time when the mainstream media is trying to justify the destruction of democratic processes by ridiculing citizens, it is important for us to lift up the many ways people are advancing democratic dialogue. Such an opportunity happened Monday night as the Riverfront East Congregational Initiative (RECI) gathered to talk about land use and economic development. In spite of the cold and snow, buy zoloft in canada, more than 60 people met at the Sunday Dinner Company for a lively discussion about the future of our city. Purchase zoloft without prescription, It is the kind of gathering that is carving out a new, vibrant democratic space in Detroit where citizens discuss ideas, values, zoloft prices, and the possibilities to create new ways of living together. Zoloft sale, At tables set for small group conversation, people talked about how the RECI values for development “affect how we talk with our fellow congregants and neighbors about recent issues in our community?”
The values included asking developers:
• How are they being held accountable to the community.
• Do they articulate intentions for community improvements, buy zoloft without prescription.
• How do they maintain and/or improve quality of life for current residents, order zoloft.
• Are they using community benefit agreements. Zoloft cost, • Do they provide opportunities for cooperative ownership to residents.
• Do they collaborate with existing organizations and institutions. Buy zoloft without prescription, Gail Parks asked for ideas to frame the presentations. The main concern was that of accountability by developers to the community, zoloft no online prescription. Carol Jordan introduced the panelists who offered insights about development that reflects respect for the community. Buy zoloft from india, The Reverend Ron Spann, a member of the Advisory Board of the Christian Community Development Association, said that three concepts framed the Evangelical Christian approach to development: Relocation, zoloft us, Reconciliation and Redistribution. No rx zoloft, He said that Relocation is not about moving people, but about shifting ideas.
Redistribution challenges us to rethink ownership and land value, buy zoloft without prescription. We all know the statements, zoloft medicine, “Give a man a fish, Cheap zoloft in canada, he will eat for a day, teach a woman to fish, she will eat for a lifetime.” Missing from this is the critical question, order zoloft online, “Who owns the pond?” He argued that faith -based development demanded moving from ownership to stewardship, Zoloft in uk, from seeing land as a private commodity to a shared community trust.
Faith based development means ‘learning to listen, live and love, buy zoloft on line, beginning with what people know.” He said this is the basis for “the moral imagination necessary for religious groups to engage in social action.”
This set the stage for Charity Hicks of the Eastern Michigan Environmental Action Coalition. Zoloft for order, Ms. Hicks talked about Community Land Trusts as a way to hold land for the benefit of the community, taking speculation out of development, buy discount zoloft online. Buy zoloft without prescription, She described 4 trusts operating in Michigan. Traverse City, Purchase zoloft online, Boyne City, Grand Rapids and Ann Arbor provide successful models of citizens establishing Community Trusts to provide for affordable housing and to protect existing residents from accelerating taxes. She explained how this idea, buy cheap zoloft online, rooted in ancient texts and indigenous practices, Zoloft pill, fosters community governance and grassroots democracy. “It provides a tool to reimagine the city on principles of stewardship and inclusion,” she said.
Ernie Zackary gave concrete examples of projects that preserve heritage while adapting new methods of energy production, especially geothermal and solar. He contrasted the practice of demolition with the ideas of deconstruction, buy zoloft without prescription. Mr. Zachary said that the experience of the Cass Corridor should help us understand that “the key to revitalizing an area is preserving what is there and reusing everything we can” as we build anew.
Kris Miranne of Doing Development Differently in Detroit talked about Community Benefit Agreements. Her group is working toward agreements with the international bridge and Henry Ford Health Systems. Buy zoloft without prescription, Such agreements, she says, make clear how everyone is able to benefit from development.
The meeting ended, as it began, with a question. “How can our spiritual community and values influence business and development?”
The mainstream media are desperate to diminish the quality of thinking by ordinary citizens about our city. But the emerging democracy runs far deeper than they know.
RECI is an initiative of the Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion. Information about the Community Learning Series can be found at www.miroundtable.org.
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