"The challenge to humanity is to adopt new ways of thinking, new ways of acting, new ways of organizing society, in short new ways of living" - UNESCO document, Our Creative Diversity
"To be able to look at something and imagine how to do it differently is the gift that frees the soul" - Joan Chittister
A stable global future depends on a fairer, safer world where all people and the earth itself can flourish. This depends on creating a global culture where people can work together across the issues and thresholds which can divide - racial, ethnic, cultural, national.
Throughout the world people are facing discrimination, exclusion, hatred and violence as a result of these differences.
We work to overcome the barriers and differences which create disharmony, enabling people and groups to work creatively with difference to promote the "common good". We work towards a world where all can flourish and this depends on the ability to respect our shared humanity, our differences and the earth - our shared home.
We believe it is imperative to develop a more compassionate and fairer world where all people can have the conditions to flourish - safety, education, adequate and fair access to physical (food and shelter), spiritual and natural resources.
Our actions are rooted in faith be it in human nature, religious tradition or the future as well spiritual principals which recognise and value the underlying connections between all people and the earth.
We recognise that the consciousness and actions of one affects the whole, often in unseen ways. Therefore, in all we do we aim (to the best of our ability!) to align ourselves with the greater good of the whole.
What we do:
- Bring people together across religious, ethnic, cultural and national boundaries.
- Foster harmonious relationships and connecting people with the aim of working for the 'common good'
- Form partnerships and networks which enable people and organisations to work together
- Support peace and community builders locally and globally
- Support and energise local initiatives through connecting them with projects and leaders abroad
- Develop and deliver training in working for the common good and promoting a culture where all can flourish
The biggest obstacle to this is fear and to promote a world of flourishing for all we need to overcome fear, starting with ourselves so that we can work from a place of inner harmony.
To achieve our work we believe it is necessary to integrate heart, mind and hands and join with others, recognising and respecting our common humanity, the longing for peace, security and flourishing and our planet. We have a particular focus on working creatively with both our strengths and weaknesses, integrating them creatively into working for our aims.