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Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine hand to do it.
-Proverbs 3:27

Social Capital: The value of benefit created from social networks or cooperation between individuals and groups.
Volunteerism: The practice of giving time to a cause that one believes will improve the quality of life for their fellow man.
Civil Society: the arena outside the family, the state and the market where people associate to advance common interests.
Civic Virtue: A standard of good behavior in relationship to a citizens involvement in society.
Community: A social unit that shares common values.
Communitarian: An advocate of communalism or community building.
Subsidiarity: The functions of a local entity functioning more effectively than a larger, more distant entity.
Localism: A preference or partiality toward a particular place.
Culture: A set of shared values, attitudes, goals and practices that characterize an institution or place.
Organic Community: The natural development of a culture and economy through the voluntary, cooperative action of individuals and groups.
 
 

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