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Re: Conversation #3 of VillageZendoOccupyWall

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  • ladybug
    Great! I would love to continue the conversation with you about our work and participation in the Zendo and in the world at large. Torei
    Message 1 of 6 , Dec 5, 2011
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      Great!
      I would love to continue the conversation with you about our work and participation in the Zendo and in the world at large.

      Torei


      --- In VillageZendoOccupyWall@yahoogroups.com, Elena TaJo <tajopro@...> wrote:
      >
      > I really like this idea, and I also wonder whether some of us would like to
      > continue the conversation you started about how our own work contributes to
      > equity in the world. It's complicated, I know, but I've been thinking
      > about it almost constantly since OWS began.
      >
      > On Sun, Dec 4, 2011 at 10:42 AM, ladybug <navahjs@...> wrote:
      >
      > > **
      > >
      > >
      > > Just to add- I am still very interested, as I mentioned last week, in
      > > having a members meeting which can look at the Village Zendo community and
      > > financial practices through the lens of the issues brought up by OWS. We
      > > can look at other institutions all we want, but we have the ability to
      > > change things within our own system, so we may want to direct our efforts
      > > there. One of the issues I brought up was around dues collection and I also
      > > forwarded this info to the membership committee. Here is how a different
      > > spiritual community collects dues which more fully bridges the gap between
      > > those who have more and less, takes into account single versus two headed
      > > households, respects privacy but also asks for honest assessment of dues
      > > based on income:
      > >
      > > http://www.bj.org/membership/membershipinfo/#Dues%20Plan
      > >
      > > This is an example of an issue around the overlap between OWS and our
      > > practice at the Zendo that I would like to explore. I would also like to
      > > explore how we can would encourage greater racial/ethnic and
      > > social-economic diversity in our Zendo membership and create a more
      > > inclusive community. This to me are also the values that OWS is turning us
      > > towards.
      > >
      > > Torei
      > >
      > >
      >
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