The Challenge of Social Justice

Copyright 2017 by R.A. Robbins

“The challenge of social justice is to evoke a sense of community that we need to make our nation a better place, just as we make it a safer place.” Marian Wright Edelman
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We are a community

Copyright 2017 by R.A. Robbins

Each of us must rededicate ourselves to serving the common good.  We are a community.  Our individual Fates are linked; our futures intertwined; and if we act in that knowledge and in that spirit together, as the Bible says: “We can move mountains.” — Jimmy Carter

The Warmth of Community

Copyright 2017 by R.A. Robbins

“It is not more bigness that should be our goal.  We must attempt, rather, to bring people back to…the warmth of community, to the worth of individual effort and responsibility…and of individuals working together as a community, to better their lives and their children’s future.” —  Robert F. Kennedy

The Value of the other people within my community

Copyright 2016 by R.A. Robbins

“Most importantly, I realize the value of the other people – the extended family – the other people within my community, my cultures: my teachers and the other people I call Auntie, Uncle, Godfather, Godbrother, whatever. These are people who pulled you in and made you part of their lives and their homes.” — Lamman Rucker
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The Woman Power of This Nation

Copyright 2017 by R.A. Robbins

“The woman power of this nation can be the power which makes us whole and heals the rotten community, now so shattered by war and poverty and racism. I have great faith in the power of women who will dedicate themselves whole-heartedly to the task of remaking our society.”  Coretta Scott King
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Create Stable Communities

“What should young people do with their lives today? Many things, obviously. But the most daring thing is to create stable communities in which the terrible disease of loneliness can be cured.”
― Kurt Vonnegut, Palm Sunday: An Autobiographical Collage

Glory

Copyright 2016 by R.A. Robbins

When I am with a group of human beings committed to hanging in there through both the agony and the joy of community, I have a dim sense that I am participating in a phenomenon for which there is only one word….”glory.”    — M. Scott Peck

– A 10 Minute Vacation for the Soul

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