“Believe that a farther shore is reachable from here”: Mapping community as moral loving journeying

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    Abstract

    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.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationVoices in Disability and Spirituality from the Land Down Under
    Subtitle of host publicationOutback to Outfront
    EditorsChristopher Newell, Andy Calder
    PublisherRoutledge/Taylor & Francis Group
    Pages33-44
    Number of pages12
    ISBN (Electronic)9781317955207
    ISBN (Print)9780789026071
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

    Bibliographical note

    Voices 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.

    Keywords

    • Communio
    • Community development
    • Disability
    • Spirituality

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