How do relationships become transformational for all of us? Asking why people with disability should bother with community, this paper explores the concept of communio as loving, moral journeying. Asking who shall travel with us, the paper also looks closely at the qualities of people who can be mobilized to bridge differences. In this way, community is seen as verb rather than noun, as praxis rather than goal, as activity rather than product, as participation rather than membership, as embarking rather than arriving, as fickle rather than fixed, as insecure rather than stitched up, as adventure rather than feat, as desire and disappointment rather than destination. And living thus, we can trek to that farther shore-vital and resilient community.
|Title of host publication||Voices in Disability and Spirituality from the Land Down Under|
|Subtitle of host publication||Outback to Outfront|
|Editors||Christopher Newell, Andy Calder|
|Publisher||Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group|
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
Bibliographical noteVoices in Disability and Spirituality from the Land Down Under: Outback to Outfront was co-published simultaneously as Journal of Religion, Disability & Health, Volume 8, Numbers 1/2 2004.
This book was originally published by the Haworth Pastoral Press in 2004, and was reprinted by Routledge/Taylor & Francis in 2012.
- Community development