In this world where we can no longer have a civil conversation with anyone whose worldview differs from our own, how do we explore the connections that bind us? How do we be in community with 'the other'? This can be a challenge even for those who identify as Christians.
Our community is intended to be a ‘container’ capable of holding diverse people and ideas together in a dynamic, productive tension. We explore our Christianity through conversation, spiritual practices, and staying in relationship with each other. Through our meetings we experiment and develop the skills and vocabulary we need to navigate and create an interconnected world.
As a reflection of Jesus’ openness to every person, we welcome members of all races, cultures, classes, genders and sexual orientations.
The Terms of Engagement for our community
We value, listen and learn from each other’s unique theology, ideas and opinions. We do not seek to change each other’s minds or come to a consensus ‘theology’. We ask questions about others’ thinking and seek to understand. We strive to believe the best of each person, giving compassion, forgiveness, and grace. We strive to be vulnerable and authentic in our dealings with each other and practice committed communication. We are unafraid of people from other faiths, and are open to learning from them. We are inspired by the idea of exploring ways to create community among people of diverse backgrounds and beliefs, in order to model a Christian response to the emerging globalism of spirituality. Meeting leadership rotates We will choose what practices we wish to participate in, or create our own, and will encourage innovation.