[Wallingford, Pa. : Pendle Hill Publications, 1977.
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This is a wonderful explanation of why community is a Friends' testimony. Palmer maintains that community is essential to our human health and survival, and to democracy, but we have in the 20th century dismantled community in individualism run amok. Competition and consumerism are both symptoms and causes of community destruction. Building true community and recognizing false community are essential. Palmer discusses what community is and is not, the spiritual basis of community, how we need to balance community and individualism, and how to build community in the family, neighborhood, workplace, school, and meeting. Building real community, even amongst ourselves, is a real challenge to and test of our living our Quaker Way.
Pendle Hill Pamphlet 212; inscription: Olive Hirschfeld
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