Core Values

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The Core Values of the FaithFutures Foundation have been forumlated as follows.
The Foundation's Guiding Principles are also available on this site.


As people of diverse religions and spiritual traditions ...


We affirm the value of religion as a traditional means to develop and sustain cultures of peace, justice and healing for the Earth and all living beings.

We respect the uniqueness of each tradition, and differences of practice or belief.

We acknowledge that religion has been used to inflict suffering and injustice upon others.

We acknowledge that religion has been implicated in our failure to care for the Earth.

We affirm the significance of human knowledge for the interpretation and practice of religion.

We affirm that no religious questions are exempt from examination.

We affirm the historical role of religion in the arts, letters and sciences.

We regret the estrangement of religion and scholarship in recent western culture.

We value scholars of all fields whose best efforts are dedicated to expanding human knowledge.

We affirm the right of communities and individuals to access and appropriate the processes and results of historical and scientific inquiry.

We acknowledge the importance of local collaborative effort in testing the significance of both traditional knowledge and new information for the future of religious communities.

We undertake responsible cooperative action to bring the wisdom and values of our religious traditions into dialogue with the expanding body of human knowledge for the sake of re-envisioning the future of religion and its relevance to the economic, environmental, political and social challenges facing our Earth community.

We are committed to sharing our insights and our experience with one another.

We provide a global opportunity for participation, especially by those whose voices are not often heard in the churches and other religious institutions.


(SOURCE: "Preamble" from the Foundation Bylaws)