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CITY AS PLAYGROUND

Exploring the unique promise of cities as places of human spiritual and social flourishing.

Imagining Abundance in Bloemfontein, South Africa

Homelessness, prostitution, government corruption.

Amidst some of these dire circumstances in South Africa, only exacerbated by COVID-19, the Towers of Hope Leadership Foundation is living into God’s economy of Abundance.  Learn how they are imagining abundance in their city – where the most impoverished receive all that they need to lead flourishing lives of promise.

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Celia Vigil

Communications Fellow

What book, movie, quote, or tv show has most shaped your understanding of leadership or the city?   

A quote that has shaped my understanding of leadership and the city is, “Do not be daunted by the enormity of the world’s grief. Do justly now, love mercy now, walk humbly now. You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to abandon it.”

While the amount of work there is to do to transform cities is great, this quote reminds me that we are freed from having to complete it all, though our obligation to continue remains. We may never see a huge transformation in our lifetime. The work stretches far beyond us. However, this does not make our acts of faithfulness in the day to day less significant, no matter how small they may seem.