This is a symbol of community.
We are all connected, interconnected. We are
born into a community and we can create community as well.
Community gives us power to do what we cannot do alone, to bear what we
cannot bear alone and a place to share our joy and express
ourselves. It gives us the sense of belonging that
Our community is made up of many individuals and many
groups. Each of us are the same in many ways while at the
same time being unique. Our sameness gives us one kind of connection to
each other, our uniqueness allows our special contribution to the
"Creating Community Anywhere - Finding Support and Connection in a Fragmented
World" Carolyn R. Shaffer & Dristin
Anundsen, Forward by M. Scott Peck, M.D. 1993,
Penguin Putnam, New York.
comprehensive book I know of about
the community movement." - M. Scott Peck, M.D.
Organizations promoting and educating for
Foundation for Community Encouragement
Helped individuals and
organizations learn how to build and sustain community according to the
principles and processes described by M. Scott Peck in
his books The Different Drummer and A
World Waiting to be Born. Ceased operations in
The Institute of Cultural Affairs
mission of the ICA is to promote social innovation through
participation and community building. ...
Innovative Leadership Australia
Innovative Leadership Australia offers a hands-on
approach to creating vibrant, self reliant and entrepreneurial
communities. The company specialises in working with community,
government and industry leaders to create and implement programs and
approaches that make a lasting difference to community revitalization
in rural and regional areas.
of Community - Building the New Age of
Participation" Jono Bacon, 2009 O'Reilly Media
Inc., Sebastopol, CA
Second edition is due out in 2012.
Creating Community from Leadertalk a blog by Becky Robinson in concert with Mountain State University School of Leadership and Professional Development: http://leadertalk.mountainstate.edu/2009/12/creating-community.html
Community: The Structure of Belonging, Peter Block, 2008 see review on Leadertalk blog: http://leadertalk.mountainstate.edu/2009/12/in-review-community.html