Resilience Circles / Common Security Clubs
Resilience Circles are also called Common Security Clubs. They are groups of people who have come together to support each other in hard times by offering mutual aid, taking social action, and learning about the economic forces that impact their lives.
For more information, visit localcircles.org.
Progressive social movements don’t often take inspiration from conservative megachurches. But their lessons about organizational structure may be worth a second look.
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Religious congregations are embracing a new role: economic support groups.
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Common Security Club members are reevaluating their relationships with the excess stuff in their lives.