Com·mu·ni·ty   [kuh-myoo-ni-tee]

noun, plural com·mu·ni·ties.


1. a social group of any size whose members reside in a specific locality, share government, and often have a common cultural and historical heritage.
2. a locality inhabited by such a group.
3. a social, religious, occupational, or other group sharing common characteristics or interests and perceived or perceiving itself as distinct in some respect from the larger society within which it exists (usually preceded by the ): the business community; the community of scholars.
4. a group of associated nations sharing common interests or a common heritage: the community of Western Europe.
5. Ecclesiastical . a group of men or women leading a common life according to a rule.

We are a community of people who share many different beliefs, interests and traditions. We are unified not only by our lack of belief in a god or gods, but by our belief in ourselves, our friends and family, our community, and humanity.

"Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one." -Jane Howard, Families.