What “outsiders” teach us about community

Recent attempts in the U.S. to limit what it means to be an American and exclude those who don’t measure up sadden, frighten and disturb me.  When will it stop? Will you make the cut? I’m not sure I will. The example being set by our President that it is okay to bully, belittle, mimic,Continue reading “What “outsiders” teach us about community”

We are a community

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

“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 Woman Power of This Nation

“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 Read more at:Continue reading “The Woman Power of This Nation”

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

Caring for Each Other — an oldie but goodie

This month I have decided to bring back an old post from 2017.  This is still timely today. CARING FOR EACH OTHER I have been blessed to have experience several wonderful examples of community throughout my life so far.  I grew up in a church that was a close, loving “church family.”  We cared forContinue reading “Caring for Each Other — an oldie but goodie”

We must become bigger than we have been

“We must become bigger than we have been: more courageous, greater in spirit, larger in outlook. We must become members of a new race, overcoming petty prejudice, owing our ultimate allegiance not to nations but to our fellow men within the human community.” —  Haile Selassie Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/topics/community