It seems that most social groups are formed with a desire to bring together people with similar worldviews (such as a church or religious organization), goals, and cultures.  We humans have an innate gregariousness which is usually in tension with our fear of “the other”.

Neighborhood Gatherings are formed with the intention of changing those we consider to be other, or members of them, into members of us—not by converting them, but by accepting and caring for them simply because they are our neighbors.  Neighbors are welcomed without regard to religion, politics, race, social status, wealth, gender, age, sexual preference, or ability to tell jokes.

The purpose of these Gatherings is to learn how to be good neighbors; to create intentional communities of neighbors who meet face-to-face on a regular basis.

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