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The metaphor of God as Trinity describes the nature of God as relational and communal.  Humans are relational beings and being communal is an imperative for what it means to be truly human.

Love is the binding power of authentic community, which implies a mandate to respect everyone and to foster justice in solidarity to achieve the Common Good.  Nurturing positive interpersonal relationships is a core sign of a Christian community that promotes authenticity within a vital culture of community and pastoral care. Subsidiarity is fundamental with leaders distributing responsibility, accountability and decision-making among those directly concerned with specific tasks, while supporting a community of ethical enquiry and productive working relationships.

Fostering trust, inclusion, empathy and cooperation as well as combatting discrimination on any basis such as sex, race, religion and social class with emotional maturity characterize communal leadership.