Monthly Archives: August 2011

This is Community

This is Community
Community is important and a big part of our lives. We form communities through our schools, places of employment, neighborhoods and organizations, just to name a few. But an extremely important part of many people’s lives is their involvement in their faith communities.
Faith communities can be large or small, Christian, Jewish, Muslim or any other, filled with people young or old, but they are, I think, in a special category. Because people who share a faith community often share a belief system that shapes the way they function in society and can heighten their sense of moral obligation to others. It can also be a place of true acceptance, where we can speak and act how we feel without reigning in our religious beliefs, as is often expected in polite society.
As the parent of a child with special needs, I write of faith community …