Our values emerge from our deep commitment to continually increase our capacity for nonviolence. We aim to act, with each other and with the world at large, with the courage to speak truth with love. We aim to Integrate power with love in all we do. We strive to integrate the Core Commitments into our living and working.
We are committed to stepping into leadership and taking responsibility for the whole at all levels. We seek to understand the interrelationships of all things and our interdependence with each other. We aim to expand our view beyond the individual level and to grow in our awareness of how economic, political, and cultural systems impact and shape each of us. We aim to attend with more and more clarity and understanding to differences emerging from where we are each placed in the power map of the world and within the organization. We aim to make visible what may not be and use our existing access to resources, both as individuals and as an organization, to act within all our spheres of influence for the benefit of all.
Aligning Means with Ends
We are committed to individual and collective practices, agreements, and procedures that reflect our vision within the world as it is now. We aim to operate with full transparency about our decisions, our experience, our needs, our ideas, and our concerns regarding others’ actions. We aim to do what we do based on wholehearted willingness to do it and sufficient resources for it. We aim to step into full choice and use our power with others, within and outside the organization. We aim to sustain togetherness through dialogue and shared commitment to purpose.
We are committed to cultivating a flow of generosity within and around our organization that effectively moves resources towards need in service to our purpose. We aim to operate from a baseline assumption of innocence, and with care for the impact of our actions both within and outside of the organisation. We aim to mourn when we do not manage to live in line with these principles, acknowledging our limits, and celebrate when we do as part of restoring togetherness within the human family.