An Essay on Community

Posted by on Aug 29, 2016 in Community, Neighborhood, Peacemaking | 0 comments

An Essay on Community

by Parker Palmer

“Whether we know it or not, like it or not, honor it or not, we are embedded in community. Whether we think of ourselves as biological creatures or spiritual beings or both, the truth remains: we were created in and for a complex ecology of relatedness, and without it we wither and die. This simple fact has critical implications: community is not a goal to be achieved but a gift to be received.”

So starts Parker Palmer in a thoughtful essay called “Thirteen Ways of Looking at Community (With a Fourteenth Thrown in For Free)” published online this past weekend. Click here to find where we’ve posted a link to it on our website.

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