| This is a web site about building
community. Ideas about the creation of true community were outlined in
the book The Different Drum
by M. Scott Peck published in 1987. This led to the growth of groups,
events and workshops dedicated to community building.
Peck describes the joy felt in experiencing true community: “It is like falling in love. When they enter community, people in a very real sense do fall in love with one another en masse”.
Community building events are held in many countries. Community Building in Britain (CBiB) is a network of people of people from many walks of life, who share this common dream: that we can radically improve our ability to speak truthfully with one another, that we can learn to accept and value each of us in our uniqueness, and through these commitments open ourselves to the spirit of community.
In all the countries where this practice has taken root, the UK network is probably the one with the most steady commitment to extend it in authentic ways. Most especially, we have wanted to find out how to carry over the joy, honesty and aliveness of the community building experience into the fabric of our everyday lives.
Scott Peck himself spoke of the CBiB network and its newsletter as the place where you could find find fresh thinking, and an authentic buzz about our real struggles and achievements. You can find a selection of our newsletter writings here on this web-site. This and other information about Community Building in Britain (CBiB) is available from the drop-down menu above.
Community builders in the UK have piloted a new form of 6-day community building event known as Facilitating Ourselves. Four such work-and-play-shops have been held, and have proved popular, achieving very powerful results.
Scott-Peck's ground breaking book is available from the shop page (see below), where bookings for upcoming events and workshops can also be made.