Seven Strategies for Creating Authentic Community

Beth-Sarah Wright

Jul/2020, 112 Pages, PAPERBACK, 6 x 9

ISBN-13: 9781640653337

DIGNITY is a transformative set of ideas to help individuals and communities identify and address barriers to authenticity.

The author was inspired by a question in the Episcopal Baptismal covenant: Will you strive to respect the dignity of every human being?  DIGNITY is seven actionable tenets (diversity, identity, growth, nurture, integrity, transparency, and yield) with which we can identify our purpose, articulate our aspirations, and equip ourselves and others for both the opportunities and challenges of honoring this covenant. They are prompts to be reflective about who we are and what we value. 

This practical guide will help the spiritual community bridge the gap between where we are, and where we want to be. For we know that “You can develop a healthy and robust community that lives right with God and enjoy its results only if you do the hard work of getting along with each other, treating each other with dignity and honor.” (James 3:17)

BETH-SARAH WRIGHT, PhD, is Director of Enrollment Management at Holy Innocents' Episcopal School in Atlanta, Georgia and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, Emory University School of Medicine. Wright is the author of four bookstwo on the intersection of mental health and spirituality, a third on Christian Identity and the Nicene Creed and a spiritual novel rooted in 3 generations of women in a transnational context spanning the Caribbean, UK and the USA. She resides in Atlanta, GA with her husband, Rob and they are the parents of five children.


  • Authenticity
  • community building
  • social justice
  • diversity and inclusivity
  • identity

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