Out Of The Spiritual Closet
June 7, 2011 § 1 Comment
This report may be from 2009, but it is wonderfully current. From the great people at the Movement Strategy Center, it includes some of the lovely quotes below. Read it. I think it’s exactly where we need to be moving as movement-builders.
“Faith is required when there is a gap between what you know to be true and what you believe to be true. When there is no gap, when everything is aligned, you no longer need faith. The search for spirituality is to find that alignment.”
“To counter greed, we need a sense of abundance. To counter fear, we need hope. To counter violence, we need peace. All too often, our movement uses the old mainstays of competition, isolation and division to get funding, brand our organizations and structure our internal management.”
“During the Civil Rights Movement we didn’t have the awareness that I see now. It feels like youth are learning from the mistakes of older generations about how we treat the Earth and interact in community. It feels like we are returning to traditional ideas of community love, support and care. Consciousness is evolving; I am in awe.”
“Movements are about moving people. Fundamentally they are about the relationships and the connections we build with each other.”