Our Community is shaped by
following nine Values and Actions:
WHO WE ARE
We uphold that:
Difference is a Fact
Connection is a Choice
Belonging is a Practice.
(Inspired by Tamara Thorpe)
We co-facilitate dialogue processes through which participants:
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
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:
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.
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
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:
Many of us together
are smarter, wiser and more original
than Any of us alone.
(Inspired by Seth Godin)
CROSSING BORDERS VALUES