OUR VALUES

Our Community is shaped by

following nine Values and Actions:

WHO WE ARE

We uphold that:

Celebrating Diversity

Difference is a Fact

Connection is a Choice

Belonging is a Practice.

(Inspired by Tamara Thorpe)

We co-facilitate dialogue processes through which participants:

Initiating Dialogues

deepen mutual understandings that support safe spaces

in which building trust and joined actions can become reality.

We affirm that we are living at a time

Integrating Knowledge

in which human capacities enabled an explosion of knowledge

while lacking the space to reflect, connect and integrate those human gifts.

We believe that our world needs nurturing spaces

to move from theoretical knowledge to practical integration (=wisdom).

(Inspired by Yuval Noah Harari)

In our experience:

Balancing Technology

Technology can isolate, traumatize, and mindlessly distract people.

Yet, when used intentionally it can also

inspire, nurture, and deeply connect people.

We empower each other by co-creating

caring, supportive, and collaborative Virtual Spaces.

In Social Learning we grow through another person.

Inspiring Learning

In Experiential Learning we grow by doing.

In Transformative Learning we grow through perspective change.

We nurture a Culture of Dialogue across Differences

by intentionally engaging curiosity, empathy, and emotional intelligence.

Learning through Difference

We support each other to respond actively

to oversimplifications and divisions within society.

We grow awareness that Dialogue is an Art

which must be cultivated to span division.

We affirm that conflict is naturally frightening

Transforming Conflict

as it can be the death of relationship.

Yet, we belief that conflict can be the rebirth of relationship,

when we learn to process it constructively.

We believe that everyone has strengths and qualities.

Co-creating Participatory Culture

We witness, validate, and support individuals:

To Move Beyond passive observation and isolation with courage.

And to Overcome apathy and division with integrity

through the healing power of creativity.

We believe that:

Nurturing Community

Many of us together

are smarter, wiser and more original

than Any of us alone.

(Inspired by Seth Godin)

CROSSING BORDERS VALUES

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