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.

Walking the Country as a Spiritual Quest

“To walk across this country is to fall in love with mankind,” Mr. Ilgunas said. He’s one of a growing number of pilgrims who are lacing up boots and sneakers to walk across America.

A Catholic Nun on What It Really Means to Be Pro-Life

What exactly is a moral person?

Achieving Work and (Spiritual) Life Balance

How do you balance a mundane but financially sustainable working life with a desire for spiritual fulfillment? Does choosing one mean sacrificing the other?

How Social Support Contributes to Psychological Health

It is social support that builds people up during times of stress and often gives them the strength to carry on and even thrive.

A Sikh Sermon at the Pentagon: “Seva: The Call of Our Times”

The prepared remarks of Valarie Kaur at the Pentagon’s second-ever commemoration of the Sikh faith on May 1, 2015. Kaur spoke alongside Simran Jeet Singh and Inni Kaur on “Seva” - selfless service in the Sikh religion.

If You Don't Have These 6 Types of Relationships, You’re Definitely Not Living Your Best Life

Could you easily name the 10 people who have been most influential in your life? The handful of people who have helped to determine who you have become? The very people with whom you have felt most vitally connected over the course of your lifetime?


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