Continuing on with my attendance at various Hate Crime Awareness events I was invited to be a guest speaker at the Sunday Assembly. What is the Sunday Assembly I hear you ask? This is the same question I asked. They are a global movement and have been in existence for about 5 years. The Assembly was first set up by two people, one a Christian and the other not. The Sunday Assembly in Manchester meet in the NIAMOS community space in Hulme. It is a non-religious group and movement, however, they still keep the model of a service. At first I questioned this because I thought do they think I am non-religious. This reminded me of when I spoke as a guest speaker at the Atheist Forum - we had very interesting discussions after my talk where I showed them that just because you are an atheist does not mean you do not believe in anything. The opposite is actually true because we all believe in something - The God/Allah/Most High Theory; The Big Bang Theory: The World is Round or Flat! Anyway the members of the Sunday Assembly welcome all who welcome all. Their ethos was that '...they do not know if there is an after-life, but they do celebrate being alive. Now I thought, yep, I'm down with that one. I love life and enjoy being on planet earth, plus I am definitely not in a hurry to meet my makers - at least not just yet. Sunday Assembly motto: Live Better, Help Often, Wonder More - What can I do to help me on the inside and help others. This is where I came in focussing on "What Is Community and What Is the Power of Community?" I showed the listeners that we who come together because of what we have in common whether within a neighbourhood, street, school business are a community - otherwise known as bonding social capital. We need to focus on the real issues that affect all of us in whatever shape or form or size. Do not get side tracked. Focus on the real issues for the benefit of all, and not just self. This is how you get all people concerned on to the same page to effect change. That's the power of community.