Thursday, November 06, 2008

Shaping 21st Century Society

”The 21st Century will be the century of the social sector organisation. The more economy, money and information become global, the more community will matter. And only the social sector nonprofit organisation performs in the community, exploits its pportunities,mobilizes its local resources, [and] solves its problems. The leadership, competence, and management of the social sector nonprofit organization will thus largely determine the values, vision, the cohesion and performance of 21st Century Society.” Peter F Drucker, Drucker Foundation 1999

The hope that is articulated here is like the hope that is currently being placed in Obama -it is over realised/ to ambitious and will ultimately fail. But Drucker may be highlighting a window of opportunity for the local church. If he is right it's clearly time to mobilize our resources.

1 comment:

Claire Voiante said...

I am certainly excited about what an Obama presidency will bring to our beleaguered nation. He is very articulate to be sure, and seemingly has the intellect and composure to be successful in the highest office of the most powerful nation on earth. However, I am a little skeptical about his level of experience, alleged ties to unsavory organizations and religious affiliations. I voted for him, primarily because of bitterness at the incompetence of the Bush administration. I remain disenfranchised with America so far in the 21st Century, and came across a political graphic that does a fairly good job in capturing this sentiment.