Vision for an Association

Following is the draft wording for the vision for the association that emerged during our discussions during the Dawn of InterSpirituality conference.  First is the draft vision.  Second are the words and phrases offered by those assembled that led to this formulation.

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VISION

The Interspiritual Association brings together and supports individuals and organizations that are deeply committed to the transformative process.  We provide opportunities to develop and deepen relationships, friendships and collaborations that further the Interspiritual vision of a world of compassion, peace and celebration of unity and diversity among all peoples of the world.

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WORDS & PHRASES OFFERED FOR THE CREATION OF THIS VISION STATEMENT

Diversity

  • Celebrates diversity
  • Honors diversity of spiritual expression

Unity

  • Sees unity as wholeness rather than sameness
  • Perceives non-duality throughout creation

Love and Compassion

  • Embodies compassionate peaceful world
  • Inspires us as loving and wise creators within creation
  • Founded upon loving kindness to others
  • Honors environmental compassion
  • Observes global justice and ethics
  • Based on trust and love at every level of society
  • Grounded on deep listening.

 Societal Governance

  • Replace GNP with GIC (Gross International Compassion)
  • Fosters international cooperation
  • Builds structures and institutions where spiritually empower individuals are supported by local communities.
  • Exemplifies deep democracy wherein all voices heard
  • Shapes a larger world community
  • Shares equally the world’s resources

Religion and Spirituality

  • Wherein faith communities welcome others with inclusive and non-judgment
  • Where faith communities sharing their wisdom to all.
  • Creates a world where innate spirituality is supported and encouraged
  • Whereas people can live an undivided life
  • Fosters each person’s innate spirituality

Merging the Generations

  • Realizes we are all teachers and students.
  • Invites young people into contemplative spirituality.

…. The sharing of the wisdom of the world’s spiritual traditions through coming together in relationship in service of shaping our world toward compassion and justice.