As Sister Nonna Harrison writes in this issue's feature article,
To be made in the image of God is to be made in the image of the Holy Trinity; like the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, human beings are persons. This means that we are free and are able to know and love others, but it also means that our belonging to the community of humankind, our relatedness to other people, is at the very root of who we are.
Communities come in many forms - immediate family, extended family, the families we form with our godparents or friends, and our parish families. But what does it mean to be in community with one another? With increasing stress and decreasing "free" time, how can we live authentic lives in community? How do we relate to others and to all of the created world within the context of Christian community? In this issue, we look at these questions as we reflect upon our faith and our community.