Fellowship and Community

Community refers to a group of people joined by common experiences. Fellowship occurs between people who share a common goal or understanding through providing mutual support and enjoyment of one another’s company. These terms have sometimes been used in strict contexts within religious and spiritual settings, but their use has expanded and overlapped to include all sorts of groupings. Though they take care, energy, and intention to build and maintain, fellowship and community provide important opportunities to satisfy the need to belong and be accepted, and for us to practice welcoming and accepting others in turn.


Creating a Community and Finding Purpose | Stephen Jon Thompson | TEDxCarsonCity

As a successful executive recruiter in the software industry, Stephen is dedicated to finding and hiring some of the most unique and smartest people in the world.  His expertise extends from data scientists who help people make the right purchase when using the Apple.

All About Love: New Visions

“The word ‘love’ is most often defined as a noun, yet we would all love better if we used it as a verb,” writes bell hooks as she comes out fighting and on fire in All About Love.

Yoga and Tea

My rule for spiritual practice is simple: You can go as high as you want in your yearning for perfection, as long as you have an equally deep base on the ordinary comforts of everyday life.

We must live together as brothers or perish together as fools.

The Antidote

Made in response to the times we are living in, THE ANTIDOTE is a feature documentary that weaves together stories of kindness, decency, and the power of community in America. It's about ...


Take a Street and Build a Community: Shani Graham at TEDxPerth

How well do you know your neighbours? Suburban life is often isolating and rarely a true community experience. This is not the case in Hulbert Street.

Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging

We have a strong instinct to belong to small groups defined by clear purpose and understanding—“tribes.” This tribal connection has been largely lost in modern society, but regaining it may be the key to our psychological survival.

We live, in fact, in a world starved for solitude, silence, and private: and therefore starved for meditation and true friendship.

Entangled with the World

Bayo Akomolafe discusses his short course for Schumacher College called “Radical Activism, Education and Emergence: Entangled with the World.” The course was a beautiful time spent at the borderlands of the familiar. A coming down to earth.


The Secret to Creating the Beloved Community: Doug Shipman at TEDxAtlanta

Doug Shipman simplifies community to the simple act of "love thy neighbor." Thank you to Turner Studios for providing in-kind video production services for TEDxAtlanta.


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