Building community social fabric
Synonyms: Creating new modes of neighbourliness
Expanding community social activities
Deepening community social life
Claim: There is an urgent need to remake at the level of the street, of the neighbourhood or of the great agglomerative dwellings the social fabric whereby man may be able to develop the needs of his personality. Centers of special interest and of culture must be created or developed at the community and parish levels with different forms of associations, recreational centers, and spiritual and community gatherings where the individual can escape from isolation and form anew fraternal relationships. To build up the city, the place where men and their expanded communities exist, to create new modes of neighbourliness and relationships, to perceive an original application of social justice and to undertake responsibility for this collective future, which is foreseen as difficult, is a task in which Christians must share. (Papal Writings, 14 May 1971).
Subjects: Action Society SocialCommunitiesFriendshipConstruction
Type Classification: F: Exceptional strategies