WHO WE ARE
TO ACCELERATE THE TRANSFORMATION OF HUMANITY INTO LIFE-GIVING INHABITANTS OF CREATION.
Each day we become more aware that the way we are living is harming our planet, our communities, and ourselves. We see the ways we are decimating the earth's ability to support the biodiversity necessary for life to flourish. We recognize the injustices created by a culture of overconsumption, privilege, and carelessness. We notice the pervasive sense of dis-ease, dislocation, and despair which often makes us feel anxious, rootless, hopeless, and overwhelmed by the state of the world. We worry about what we are handing down to future generations.
“The Great Work now, as we move into a new millennium, is to carry out the transition from a period of human devastation of the Earth to a period when humans would be present to the planet in a mutually beneficial manner.” - Thomas Berry
Each day also brings a growing number of people who are pursuing a different way of life - a way that is hopeful, healing, rooted in relationship with God and whole community of creation - the interconnected, interdependent world of animals, plants, land, water, and air which we call home. We are striving to live sustainably, and reforming our lives around God's call to love and care for creation. We are learning from those farther along the way and working together for a more just and verdant world. We are awakening to the sacredness of all that surrounds us, and finding ourselves more rooted, healthy, and hopeful. We believe that this is the way forward.
The challenge of our time requires“transformed values and cultures, a new wisdom; new songs...and new architecture. - Larry Rasmussen