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An Introduction to True Community

Presented by Niánn Emerson Chase

to members and guests of Global Community Communications Church at a World-Wide Sunday Service

(Also available in the book,Global Change Teachings for the New Millennium, Series Two)

I would like to introduce Dr. Scott Peck’s model for the process of becoming a true community as presented in his book A World Waiting To Be Born. I will first present his perception and what that process is in the third dimensional world (mainstream society or the dominant culture), and then how we can build and expand on that and use that same foundation in the Divine New Order community of Aquarian Concepts. One thing that revelation does, and we know this from The URANTIA Book as well as Continuing Fifth Epochal Revelation, is take things that we are familiar with concepts, beliefs, and experiences that are real and valid and build on them and expand our understanding.

First of all, what is community? The word “community” is often overused. I want to use Scott Peck’s definition of a true community.

A group of individuals who have learned how to communicate honestly with each other, whose relationships go deeper than their masks of composure, and who have developed some significant commitment to rejoice together, mourn together, and to delight in each other, make other’s conditions our own. Read the rest of this entry »