"Will the millennials come back to community?" I'm still wondering when the Republicans will come back to community. That used to be their bailiwick.
Is it the religion, or the defensiveness of a community that sets itself apart from the rest of the world? These people are loving, caring and intensely involved in each other's lives. But it seems to me that the threat of outside influences causes the community leadership to feel so threatened that they damage their followers with paranoia and reactionary nonthinking. It's ugly and makes me sick with sorrow.
I don't have time for a full response, but: "the black community" did not riot and loot. Most people protested peacefully. A few people looted, and they have been roundly condemned by the rest of the "black community." Perhaps you should watch less Fox News.
"Faith is lived in family and community, and God is experienced in family and community. We need one another to be God’s presence..." That's it right there. All the speculative and often pre-modern blather can go; that quotation is the essence of religion and faith.