2, Number 2, Feb 2002
and the Campus Community
Palmer, a Quaker philosopher, has pulled together
some of his thoughts regarding conflict and the
nature of community in modern colleges and universities.
his article, titled "Community, Conflict, and
Ways of Knowing: Ways to Deepen our Educational
Agenda", he notes
is not opposed to conflict. On the contrary, community
is precisely that place where an arena for creative
conflict is protected by the compassionate fabric
of human caring itself. If you ask what holds community
together, what makes this capacity for relatedness
possible, the only honest answer I can give brings
me to that dangerous realm called the spiritual.
The only answer I can give is that what makes community
possible is love.
full-text article can be found at http://www.teacherformation.org/html/rr/community-f.cfm.
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