Who We Are

“What the world needs is people who have come alive.”

“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”

Howard Thurman

Howard Thurman (1899-1981) American author, philosopher, theologian, educator, and civil rights leader.

When we come alive, we are in connection with nature, with life, our roots, our spirit. We are at ease, and connected to our inner power.

Yet so much in our modern world creates barriers to what makes us come alive.

Unfulfilling jobs, social inequality, disconnection from nature, lack of community, tiring work patterns and financial instability are common – even without pandemic. The power structures we live among continue to discriminate through race, gender and sexuality. Our society encourages the love of money and power. It has become the norm to seek happiness through consumerism.

We know this doesn’t work.

Barriers like these make it harder to act in the interests of the greater good – or even in the true interests of ourselves. They encourage behaviour that is hurtful to those around us, and mean we make decisions that are harmful to people far away, and to the planet.

But many of us are filling the gap that mainstream consumerist, individualistic culture cannot; addressing the universal human longing for kindness, connection, meaning and purpose, for feeling a part of something bigger than ourselves. We recognise the interconnectedness of all life. We are seeking a more loving way of living.

Today, society is at a crossroads. Challenges like pandemic, inequality and the climate crisis demand a radically different way of thinking, being and doing.

It is a challenge to which we can all bring our power.

It is a challenge that we can meet when we come alive.

Find out more about what we stand for on key issues like LBGTQIA+ equality, climate change, racism, and assisted dying.

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