Browsing All posts tagged under »community«

community and comfort, conformity and certainty

March 19, 2017


“The lust for comfort murders the passion of the soul, and then walks grinning in the funeral.” – Kahlil Gibran “A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.” – William James With all of the faults and misgivings of facebook and other social media, it is still possible […]

Communities of Isolation — the biology of loneliness and community

May 30, 2013


Could it be that the American Dream is undermining the fabric of American life? Could it be that the American Dream, without radical transformation, will be the death of our society? ‎ “God comes to us in the midst of human need, and the most pressing needs of our time demand community in response. How […]


December 13, 2012


Every person on this earth comes here with what I call birthright gifts. Using those gifts gives us purpose and meaning in life. This world suffers when even one person is denied the opportunity to use their gifts to make a difference. . Full inclusion, meaningful participation, and active citizenship in a community require equality; […]


February 9, 2012


“…Individualistic material progress and the desire to gain prestige by coming out on top have taken over from the sense of fellowship, compassion and community. Now people live more or less on their own in a small house, jealously guarding their goods and planning to acquire more, with a notice on the gate that says, […]

absolute equality

September 15, 2011


Our nation was established on the absolute belief in the equality of all people. “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, […]


August 20, 2011


‎”Appear As You Are, Be As You Appear” -JaLaL-UD-Din Rumi- Who am I? Am I who I say I am? Am I who they say I am? Am I who I think I am? Each of us have an inner life and an outer life. Visible and invisible. To what extent do they match? To […]