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Faith Community Quotes


"I still have great faith in democracy. I have great belief in the power of community." - Terry Tempest Williams

"We live out our call most fully when we are a community of faith with arms wrapped about a community of pain." - John M. Perkins

"Through my Faith-Based and Community Initiative, my Administration continues to encourage the essential work of faith-based and community organizations. Governments can and should support effective social services, including those provided by religious people and organizations. When government gives that support, it is important that faith-based institutions not be forced to change their religious character." - George W Bush

"When absolute control and rigid obedience pose as love within the family and the local faith-community , we produce trained cowards rather than Christian persons." - Brennan Manning

"People should see your faith. If all you do is talk about your faith and people don't see it, but they ought to see it in the way you treat your family, you treat your friends, you treat your community." - Jeff Foxworthy

"We have set out to promote the work of community and faith-based charities. Government cannot be replaced by charities, but it can welcome them as partners instead of resenting them as rivals." - George W Bush

"It is one of the great goals of my administration to invigorate the spirit of involvement and citizenship. We will encourage faith-based and community programs without changing their mission." - George W Bush

"In every instance when my administration sees a responsibility to help people, we will look first to faith-based institutions, to charities and to community groups that have shown their ability to save and change lives." - George W Bush

"I think the Hispanic community, the values that resonate in our community, are fundamentally conservative. They are faith, family, patriotism." - Ted Cruz

"The Figurehead of American Public Education Who Prefers Private Religious Education (!)All things equal, I would prefer to have a child in a school that has a strong appreciation for the values of the Christian community, where a child is taught to have a strong faith." - Rod Paige

"Happiness isn't found in some finite checklist of goals that we can diligently complete and then coast. It's how we live our lives in the process. That's why the four pillars of happiness are faith, family, community and meaningful work. Those are priorities we have to keep investing in." - Arthur C Brooks

"Our conscience, our faith, our local community, even our online hobby clubs - all civilize us." - Amity Shlaes

"Bigotry toward any faith community cannot have any place in civilized society anywhere in the world." - Feisal Abdul Rauf

"Education is extremely important to the Hispanic community, as well as faith, and certainly working hard." - Luis Fortuno

"I'm just glad that my community has faith and confidence in me." - Charles B Rangel

"Millions of Americans find community, comfort and support in their faith." - Sheila Jackson Lee

"I'm just glad that my community has faith and confidence in me." - Charles Rangel

"Christianity is not a purely intellectual, internal faith. It can only be lived in community." - Philip Yancey

"Of course, bad marriages are so pervasive that they have invaded the faith community too." - Jerry B Jenkins

"Love askes faith, and faith firmenesse." - George Herbert

"Faith doesn't reduce uncertainty. Faith embraces uncertainty." - Mark Batterson

"A good community insures itself by trust, by good faith and good will, by mutual help. A good community, in other words, is a good local economy." - Wendell Berry

"Look, I think Hispanic community - the values that resonate in our community are fundamentally conservative. They are faith, family and patriotism." - Ted Cruz

"The Christian faith is a singing faith, and a good way to express it and share it with others is in community singing." - Cliff Barrows

"To create a community where faith matters not just in theory but in reality, faith has to be a public value, not just a private one." - Donna Freitas

"I'm not a member of any faith community, and I think faith is a deeply personal issue that individuals should deal with in their private lives." - Kyrsten Sinema

"That community is already in the process of dissolution where each man begins to eye his neighbor as a possible enemy, where non-conformity with the accepted creed, political as well as religious, is a mark of disaffection; where denunciation, without specification or backing, takes the place of evidence; where orthodoxy chokes freedom of dissent; where faith in the eventual supremacy of reason has become so timid that we dare not enter our convictions in the open lists, to win or lose." - Learned Hand

"Deep religious beliefs stemming from the Old and New Testaments of the Bible inspired many of the early settlers of our country, providing them with the strength, character, convictions, and faith necessary to withstand great hardship and danger in this new and rugged land. These shared beliefs helped forge a sense of common purpose among the widely dispersed colonies - a sense of community which laid the foundation for the spirit of nationhood that was to develop in later decades." - Ronald Reagan

"America treasures the relationship we have with our many Muslim friends, and we respect the vibrant faith of Islam which inspires countless individuals to lead lives of honesty, integrity, and morality. This year, may Eid also be a time in which we recognize the values of progress, pluralism, and acceptance that bind us together as a Nation and a global community. By working together to advance mutual understanding, we point the way to a brighter future for all." - George W Bush

"(...) contemporary art has become a kind of alternative religion for atheists. (...) For many art world insiders and art aficionados of other kinds, concept-driven art is a kind of existencial channel through which they bring meaning to their lives. It demands leaps of faith, but it rewards the believer with a sense of consequence. Moreover, just as churches and other ritualistic meeting places serve a social function, so art events generate a sense of community around shared interests" - Sarah Thornton

"The real significance of crime is in its being a breach of faith with the community of mankind." - Joseph Conrad

"One of the author's most ancient roles is to call the community to account for its hypocrisies and bad faith ..." - Susan Sontag

"We can't afford to let the international community and the world lose faith in the diplomatic track." - Condoleezza Rice

"The fundamental character of our faith means an extensive diversity is required not only within local community, but between communities." - Stanley Hauerwas

"Maturity is produced through relationships and community." - Rick Warren

"Cleave to no faith when faith brings blood." - Arthur Miller

"Love is faith and one faith leads to another." - Henri Frederic Amiel

"Faith is not faith which is not tried." - Katharina Zell

"Limited faith, limited future. Unlimited faith, unlimited future." - Rick Warren

"Faith keeps the person who keeps the faith." - Mother Teresa

"Baptism is faith in action." - Watchman Nee

"Meet your fears with faith." - Max Lucado

"Faith is obedience, nothing else." - Emil Brunner

"Our priorities is our faith." - George W Bush

"Faith isn't blind, it's visionary" - Marianne Williamson

"Community means caring: caring for people. Dietrich Bonhoeffer says: "He who loves community destroys community; he who loves the brethren builds community." A community is not an abstract ideal." - Jean Vanier

"Fearr imprisons, faith liberates; fear paralyzes, faith empowers; fear disheartens, faith encourages; fear sickens, faith heals; fear makes useless, faith also makes serviceable az quotes." - Harry Emerson Fosdick

"the way in which a faith community shapes language about God implicity represents what it takes to be the highest good, the profoundest truth, the most appealing beauty. ... While officially it is rightly and consistently said that God is spirit and so beyond identification with either male or female sex, yet the daily language of preaching, worship, catechesis, and instruction conveys a different message: God is male, or at least more like a man than a woman, or at least more fittingly addressed as male than as female." - Elizabeth A. Johnson

"What has violence ever accomplished? What has it ever created? No martyr's cause has ever been stilled by an assassin's bullet... What we need is not division; what we need is not hatred, but love and compassion toward one another and a feeling of justice toward those who suffer within our community, whatever their color or faith. Let us dedicate ourselves to what the Greeks wrote so many years ago: to tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of this world." - Robert Kennedy

"I think the Muslim community is now being asked to bear an unfair burden to save a great faith from the fundamentalists and a great nation from bigotry." - Van Jones

"I absolutely think that when we talk about family, faith, community, I think it's important for Democrats to be able to connect with folks where they live." - Barack Obama

"Contrary to popular belief, there are actually quite a few guys in the action sports community that have faith and are Christians." - Nick Goepper

"Mankind must be positively and constructively wary of mankind, of their fellow man, of their families, of the members of their faith community, of their fellow-citizens." - Tariq Ramadan

"Government alone cannot solve the problems we deal with in our correctional facilities, treatment centers, homeless shelters and crisis centers - we need our faith-based and community partners." - Dirk Kempthorne

"Mennonites are very conservative. They don't drink, dance, smoke, go to movies. I grew up in a very conservative faith-based community." - David A R White

"Even the best community organizations and faith-based initiatives and the extraordinary charity of Americans across the country can't carry the brunt of eliminating poverty." - Irwin Redlener

"What makes community organizing especially attractive is the faith it places in the ability of the poor to make decisions for themselves." - Paul Wellstone

"I believe that for lots of churches and religious institutions, their main focus on the development of faith among parishioners needs to spread to the community." - Geoffrey Canada

"Diet and supplements and exercise programs aren't what is achieving longevity. Having a faith-based community can add four to 14 years." - Dan Buettner

"I intend to have protections for the L.G.B.T. community in there. I'm not going to make choices between that community and the non-L.G.B.T. community." - Patrick Leahy

"The person who's in love with their vision of community will destroy community. But the person who loves the people around them will create community everywhere they go." - Dietrich Bonhoeffer

"We need, in every community, a group of angelic troublemakers." - Bayard Rustin

"What its children become, that will the community become." - Suzanne La Follette

"Three cardinal virtues of business: creativity, building community, practical realism." - Ted Malloch

"Benefit to the community precedes benefit to the individual" - Adolf Hitler

"A man's faith governs the totality of his life, or else his professed faith is not his real faith." - R.J. Rushdoony

"Despair shows us the limit of our imagination. Imaginations shared create collaboration, collaboration creates community, and community inspires social change." - Terry Tempest Williams

"Pray according to faith, not circumstances." - Woodrow M. Kroll

"Christian life consists of faith and charity" - Martin Luther

"The foundation of justice is good faith." - Marcus Tullius Cicero

"Faith is believing what we cannot prove." - Alfred Lord Tennyson

"Be courageous! Have faith! Go forward." - Thomas A Edison

"Gratitude is the the energy of faith." - William Arthur Ward

"A prayer without faith is without accomplishment" - Smith Wigglesworth

"Faith engenders courage; and also requires it." - Ted Malloch

"Mushy reviews are a breach of faith" - Wilfrid Sheed

"Faith is synonymous with working hypothesis." - William James

"Put faith in one who's had experience." - Ovid

"Faith prefers the absurd to the plausible." - Mason Cooley

"Understanding is the reward of faith." - Saint Augustine

"Faith is unflinching trust in something divine." - A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

"Faith makes blessed. Consequently it lies." - Friedrich Nietzsche

"Prayer is the chief exercise of faith." - John Calvin

"My faith protects me. My Kevlar helps." - Jim Butcher

"Love is an act of faith." - Erich Fromm

"Faith that is sure of itself is not faith; faith that is sure of God is the only faith there is." - Oswald Chambers

"It's called faith because it's not knowledge." - Christopher Hitchens

"The Church has a special duty to safeguard and strengthen the sacredness of the Eucharist. In our pluralistic and often deliberately secularized society, the living faith of the Christian community - a faith always aware of its rights vis-a-vis those who do not share the faith - ensures respect for this sacredness" - Pope John Paul Ii

"To believe in Jesus, is to believe that the historic person who lived on this earth more than 2000 years ago was the image of the invisible God. That's a huge leap of faith, but it is my leap of faith, it's the act of faith of the Christian community." - Richard Rohr

"A faith which we follow upon orders imposed from outside is no faith, and a community which puts its dependence upon such a pseudo-faith is ultimately bound to ruin itself because of the paralysis which the lack of a healthy growing science imposes upon it." - Norbert Wiener

"If there be a faith that can move mountains, it is faith in one's own power." - Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

"Faith my homegirl. I just wanna send a shout out to Faith. Hey girl." - Tupac Shakur

"Helplessness united with faith produces prayer, for without faith there can be no prayer." - Ole Hallesby

"Faith speaks when hope is disassembled; faith lives when hope dies dead." - Algernon Charles Swinburne

"Faith without works is not faith at all, but a simple lack of obedience to God." - Dietrich Bonhoeffer

"If faith produce no works, I see That faith is not a living tree." - Hannah More

"Faith doesn't wait until it understands; in that case it wouldn't be faith." - Vance Havner

"Faith makes us, and not we it; and faith makes its own forms." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Religion, it must be understood, is not faith. Religion is the story of faith." - Reza Aslan

"There is no faith like the faith of a builder of homes in coastal Louisiana" - Dave Eggers

"In the realist, faith is not born from miracles, but miracles from faith." - Fyodor Dostoevsky

"Of all mad faiths maddest is the faith that we can get rid of faith." - Harry Emerson Fosdick

"I don't have faith in the Internet, I have faith in people connected through the Internet." - Jim Gilliam

"We must have faith in the people of this country and faith in our principles." - Ronald Reagan

"It's not miracles that generate faith, but faith that generates miracles." - Fyodor Dostoevsky

"Have a little faith in me, Volger." "I have great faith, tempered with vast annoyance." - Scott Westerfeld

"Obedience is the fruit of faith; patience is the early blossom on the tree of faith." - Christina Rossetti

"Both faith and fear may sail into your harbor, but only allow faith to drop anchor." - Bear Grylls

"Faith is what? Faith is to love something you have no idea about." - Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

"Christianity is not about how much faith you have. It's about Who your faith is in." - Mike Donehey

"I fear your faith has been mis- placed-but then, faith usually is." - John Green

"Without faith a man can do nothing. But faith can stifle all science." - Henri Frederic Amiel

"Those who put their faith in fire, in fire their faith shall be repaid." - Gordon Lightfoot

"Religious organizations exist to foster the interests of persons subscribing to the same religious faith. Not so of for-profit corporations. Workers who sustain the operations of those corporations commonly are not drawn from one religious community." - Ruth Bader Ginsburg

"Testimony is an integral part of the Black religious tradition. It is the occasion where the believer stands before the community of faith in order to give account of the hope that is in him or her." - James H. Cone

"Kaethe Schwehn's poignant memoir explores longing, both spiritual and physical, community and faith, in prose that is calm, lovely, and filled with clear-eyed honesty and grace. Tailings is simply an exquisite book." - Dinty W. Moore

"No matter what the realm of leadership - the home, the workplace, the church, or the community - the vision is crucial. Leaders must funnel their faith into action so that life-changing results." - Phil Pringle

"I commend Sri Chinmoy for his faith and serenity, and I hope he will continue to exert his calming and constructive influence on the international community for many years to come." - Brian Mulroney

"I also grew up with community co-parents who looked out for each other. They looked out for children and tried to be the hands of God. They tried to live their faith." - Marian Wright Edelman

"A lot in the faith-based community, a lot of fundamentalist groups are - are now saying, you know, the Earth is the lord and the fullness there of, and we have an obligation to be good stewards of the planet." - Al Gore

"A godly woman is beyond average because she keeps her word. She honors her vows. She exhibits great faith. She overcomes great obstacles. And she affects her family, her community, even the world." - Elizabeth George

"Testimony is an integral part of the Black religious tradition. It is the occasion where the believer stands before the community of faith in order to give account of the hope that is in him or her." - James Hal Cone

"The Gospel purifies and renews: it bears fruit wherever the community of believers hears and welcomes the grace of God in truth and lives in charity. This is my faith; this is my joy." - Pope Benedict Xvi

"I think we have a rawer version of capitalism and a more fragile community and family base than other nations. We are a more individualistic culture. From the Boston Tea Party on, we've had too little faith in government." - Arlie Russell Hochschild

"My faith has been the driving thing of my life. I think it is important that people who are perceived as liberals not be afraid of talking about moral and community values." - Marian Wright Edelman

"We are stronger because we recognize that government isn't the sole answer to the most important questions, and we welcome community and faith based organizations as partners to serve the needs of Florida families." - Jeb Bush

"My explanation remains the same: It was an attempt to make the point that anyone who opposed the war can achieve their objective by working within their sphere of influence, whether their political party or community of faith." - James P Moran

"In this new century, our commitment to family and to faith, to community and opportunity, to freedom and to hope, will be the light that shines to lead us forward." - Bill Owens

"People don't believe or understand that a community can lose hope. You can have a whole community where hopelessness is the norm, where folks don't have faith that things will get better because history and circumstances have proven over 30, 40, or 50 years that things don't get better." - Geoffrey Canada

"I think Hispanic community - the values that resonate in our community are fundamentally conservative. They are faith, family and patriotism. Do you know the rate of military enlistment among Hispanics is higher than any demographic in this country? And they are also hard work and responsibility." - Ted Cruz

"This victory we obtain by faith. This faith is not without repentance, as her gentleman usher before her: before her, I say, in discerning true faith from false faith, lip-faith, Englishmen's faith: for else it springs out of true faith." - John Bradford

"The natural world is the larger sacred community to which we belong. To be alienated from this community is to become destitute in all that makes us human. To damage this community is to diminish our own existence." - Thomas Berry

"Those who love their dream of a Christian community more than the Christian community itself become destroyers of that Christian community even though their personal intentions may be ever so honest, earnest, and sacrificial." - Dietrich Bonhoeffer

"Tibet, why is it occupied? For political reasons maybe they have a reason. I don't know. But religiously, why? The fact that the religious community is being oppressed and persecuted is something that every single person in the world who has any religious faith and religious feeling for - for people who have faith should speak up." - Elie Wiesel

"Tomorrow's God says that every church is 'his church,' and every faith is 'her faith,' and every soul is God's soul, because it shares the same soul with God! .. And no person or living thing in the universe stands outside the community of God." - Neale Donald Walsch

"Those who embrace belief in Christ Jesus are bound together in Him, in a real yet incomplete way, in his Body, the Church. Faith is never a solitary activity, nor can it be simply private. Faith in Christ always draws us into a community and has a public dimension." - Vincent Nichols

"Vision creates faith and faith creates willpower. With faith there is no anxiety and no doubt - just absolute confidence in yourself." - Arnold Schwarzenegger

"By being persistent, you're demonstrating faith. Persistence is simply another word for faith. If you didn't have faith, you'd never persist." - Earl Nightingale

"My parents used to say faith wasn't something you could pretend about. It wasn't real unless it looked like faith and acted like faith." - Karen Kingsbury

"Faith never knows where it is being led, or it would not be faith. True faith is content to travel under sealed orders." - J. Oswald Sanders

"FAITH untried may be true faith, but it is sure to be little faith, and it is likely to remain dwarfish so long as it is without trials." - Charles Spurgeon

"Obedience is the only reality. It is faith visible, faith acting, and faith manifest. It is the test of real discipleship among the Lord's people." - J C Ryle

"God our Father has made all things depend on faith so that whoever has faith will have everything, and whoever does not have faith will have nothing" - Martin Luther

"Faith in faith is faith astray." - Aiden Wilson Tozer

"I believe faith is a human universal. We are endowed at birth with nascent capacities for faith. How these capacities are activated and grow depends to a large extent on how we are welcomed into the world and what kinds of environments we grow in. Faith is interactive and social; it requires community, language, ritual and nurture. Faith is also shaped by initiatives from beyond us and other people, initiatives of spirit or grace. How these latter initiatives are recognized and imaged, or unperceived and ignored, powerfully affects the shape of faith in our lives." - James W. Fowler

"Remember you live in a community. You have a responsibility to be accountable to your family and your community as well as yourself." - Cherrie Moraga

"If the community is happy, then they support your business and if your business is doing well, then you can give back even more to the community." - Magic Johnson

"What matters is ultimately what collectively those people on the street - whether that's the cycling community, the cancer community - it matters what they think." - Lance Armstrong

"A viable neighborhood is a community: and a viable community is made up of neighbors who cherish and protect what they have in common." - Wendell Berry

"Worry is spiritual short sight... Its cure is intelligent faith..." - Paul Brunton



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