Beret Griffith, Editor
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The Chronological History since 1952 traces the development of The Ecumenical Institute (EI) and the Institute of Cultural Affairs (ICA). These organizations are dedicated to sharing methods and models, which bring depth consciousness and practical tools for participation to organizations and communities. Both organizations, EI and ICA, have contributed to movements for citizen participation, community development, and organization transformation in many nations over the past 70 years
The chronology documents the creation, use, and evolution of the intellectual, social, and spirit methods and models that are the foundations of the work of EI, ICA, and the Technology of Participation™ (ToP™) group facilitation methods training. Many thousands of people contributed to this effort. In a multitude of ways, they all shared a concern that people in communities and organizations learn and work together in a spirit-filled climate of possibility. This Chronological History is an acknowledgement of their contributions to the intellectual breadth, spiritual depth, and underlying social consciousness of care and compassion for people and our planet at the heart of these creative tools that are now used around the world.