One of the most tragic outcomes of industrialization is the loss of community beyond our immediate family. Even though we continue to need and long for community, we have fewer avenues for fulfilling this longing – and far less experience dialoguing with other members of communities we belong to. As a result, many groups and communities flounder despite their members having shared values and goals.
This course offers both a framework and concrete practices that can support you in rebuilding necessary skills for moving beyond personal relationships to create and sustain community relations. It can also support you in choosing to re-engage or deepen your engagement with communities in which you’d like to be active.
In this course recording, Miki focuses on dialogue as it applies to a few specific types of communities:
- Within spiritual communities
- In co-housing, intentional communities, households and neighborhoods
- With members of clubs, volunteer organizations and other shared interest groups
- Other communities participants wish to explore