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HOLISTIC is shorthand for an openhearted, open-minded approach that includes all spiritual paths. It recognises that everything is connected and celebrates diversity.
- A better understanding of the profound connection between harmony with nature, personal spirituality and wellbeing.
- An appropriate room in all schools for wellbeing, religious studies and self-development.
- Pastoral care based in a holistic approach, not just a single faith.
- A new perspective that embraces diversity and creates a shared space for conflict resolution and community building.
This new way of thinking is emerging out of the global village of the 21st Century. For the first time in human history, we can explore all the world’s cultures and beliefs.
Not surprisingly, many of us have moved on to an approach that is more inclusive and diverse. This approach also includes a deep respect for the beauty of nature and a knowledge that it is our responsibility to care for the wellbeing of all life on Earth, building a sustainable, just and harmonious world.
At this moment in time there is no platform or representation for this new approach. It is not recognised. It does not sit alongside other faith communities on decision-making and consultative bodies.
As private individuals this is fine, as we each do our own work and progress along our own paths. But our society and our planet are in crisis. Our world is changing. There are crucial issues and great opportunities. Individually we can do great good. Together we can work wonders.
It is important that each of us maintains our independence and freedom. We do not have a centralised organisation. We support the empowerment of individuals. At the same time, a community or network of like-minded people can be hugely beneficial and supportive. It can create a unified voice to say good and valuable things.
“The spirit of human solidarity and kinship with all life is strengthened when we live with reverence for the mystery of being, gratitude for the gift of life and humility regarding the human place in nature.” –The Earth Charter
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