Edinburgh Community Circle


Edinburgh Community Circle

EDG facilitates a Community Circle (based on the Beyond Welfare model) in Edinburgh. We welcome you to this group, to our meetings, and to join us in strengthening our communities through the celebration of diversity and the giftedness of everyone.

Website: http://www.edg-sco.org
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
Members: 19
Latest Activity: Jul 31, 2012

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Waddie Welcome - the Big Read.. - world wide 1 Reply

Since you have a circle started... this is a GREAT circle story - and a wonderful way to spend one hour (or a lifetime) exploring possibility.Visit the Web sites - contribute - join - READ - have…Continue

Started by Jack Pearpoint. Last reply by Linda Keys Sep 14, 2010.

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Comment by Linda Keys on June 28, 2011 at 12:03pm
Rose - thank you for your kind words (sorry it took me so long to spot them there!) Hopefully one day you could come along to one of our meetings - until then, keep in touch.
Comment by Rose Marshall on May 10, 2011 at 6:03am

How wonderful that people are having this experience.


I was very moved when I saw Lois present at the last Inclusion Institute and would love to be involved in setting one up in Glasgow.


Long may your circle last, wide may its influence extend and deep may its roots grow into the community it creates.

Comment by Linda Keys on May 5, 2011 at 9:02am

Some nice words about our circle:

My name is Ahmad and I came to UK early Sep 2010 and settled in Edinburgh since mid Sep. Since then, to speed up my understanding and familiarity of the new environment, specifically people’s likes and dislikes, I was looking to find a way to make more friends and socialise with others. I was one of my best luck to be aware of the CIRCLE by a flyer distributed in North Edinburgh Festival 2010.

The first attendance made the big impression on me and my family, we were warmly and simply welcomed by Linda and this removed our fear of getting into a new community of strangers, It is one of the all life undeletable memories. The appreciation for the food prepared by my wife was over expected. It did not take us too much to get along with others like we have known each other for ages. The simple procedure for expressing participants’ opinion on the topic, gave me the courage and brave to say what I would like with little stress.

At CIRCLE we practice to respect others get rid of any cause for discrimination, thank others without prejudice and taking it hard to find an outstanding reason, and offering others a help hand.

Comment by Linda Keys on September 13, 2010 at 7:16am
We have been running since February this year (2010), and we *love* our monthly meetings! Each of us comes away from our meal and discussion feeling rejuvenated, reconnected and celebrated. As it should be.

We are grateful to Lois Smidt and Beyond Welfare for teaching us what we needed to learn to get going, and for sharing their structure with us. We are intentionally diverse in our membership and in our welcome, just like them, and we hope to share our thoughts and learning with you here.

We'd love to hear from others who are part of a community circle too, to share experiences and ideas. Or just to share the joy that participating in a circle brings!!

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