We respect the dignity inherent in each human being, including those we may disagree with. We uplift and honor the experiences of those who have been historically and presently devalued – including BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and other marginalized groups. We believe that all genders are created equal and we resist the human tendency toward lording “power over.” We believe that wisdom comes from many sources including science (yay, science!), history, experience, faith, and intuition. We treasure this earth we all call home, and strive to be good stewards of our natural resources so future generations will have clean water to drink and fresh air to breathe. We allow space for diversity of thought, freedom of expression, and refuse the impulse to dehumanize or stereotype those who are different than us. We allow grace and space for perspectives and behaviors to evolve, and believe that when we know better we do better.
And if you disagree with some of the above because you believe it goes too far or not far enough, you are welcome too. Because every human deserves healing. And the healing of each human heart contributes to the healing of our world. And with healing comes less violence, less hate, less division, more justice, more equity, more unity, and more love. All are welcome here. It is an honor to walk alongside you on your journey.
- Seeking peace within yourself and with others
- Reaching out in service
- Protecting the environment
- Respecting diversity
- Being a responsible citizen of the world.