12 July 2010
the Family: Site of Social Change
Often there is a tendency to erect artificial barriers between service to one's community and service to one's family. But if approached in the right way, the success of one reinforces the success of the other. A vibrant healthy community is one that supports its families. And a strong family is one in which the children grow in their capacity to contribute to the well-being of the community. Just as any endeavor serving a community requires participants to occasionally reflect on past action, discard disfunctional practices, and make improvements on successful ones, so too the family should be treated as a space of conscious social transformation. Positive changes in family life now contain within them the seeds of social progress for the future.
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