Peter Bock, a partner in a company that teaches building design, clarifies in Community the difference between questions with little power and questions with great power that can open the space for a different future.
Authors Carolyn Schaffer and Kristin Anundsen describe in Creating Community Anywhere how one of their friends holds an "Annual Accounting" each year that helps knit her life to others in her community.
Marilyn Chandler McEntyre, a professor of medical humanities at UC Berkeley, reflects in A Faithful Farewell on why needing help is a gift to your community.
Freelance writer and publishing coach Patricia Spadaro, in Honor Yourself, offers wise counsel on giving, receiving, and the love that comes through the support and warmth of community.
Spiritual teacher Ram Dass and co-author Paul Gorman, in a chapter from In the Company of Others, counsel us to quiet our minds as a vital first step in dissolving barriers with others.
Christine D. Pohl, associate provost and professor of Christian social ethics at Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, Kentucky, writes in Living into Community that gratitude plays an essential role in dispelling entitlement and building a communal spirit.
Poet and spiritual writer Mark Nepo reminds us in More Together Than Alone that our very nature causes us to rely on each other to grow, as many traditions illustrate.
Sue Mosteller, International Coordinator for L'Arche communities worldwide, points out in A Place to Hold My Shakey Heart that community pushes us much farther than we often want to go towards loving and serving others.
Buddhist monk and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh makes suggestions in Planting Seeds that help children learn to compliment and praise each other, changing the atmosphere in classroom communities to one that is warmer and more open.
Author Sandhya Rani Jha explains in Transforming Communities that restorative justice builds community by honoring everyone's humanity or capacity and offering more possibility for healing to a victim of a crime than the current system of retributive justice.
Burkinabe teacher and writer Sobonfu Some celebrates the role of children in community in Welcoming Spirit Home: "Children complete the community! Without children, the world is a dead end and communities would not exist."