Justice and Peace work requires us to personally and collectively tend to the following:
Discovering & deepening A Shared sense of purpose
We all evaluate and reevaluate how we want to live and act in the world. Despite living in an age of instant access to information and constant connectivity, feeling disconnected from a sense of shared purpose often makes us feel isolated, directionless, and unfulfilled.
To discover a calling in which we find meaning and through which we connect with others demands that we individually and collectively explore that which grounds us in relationship to ourselves, others, and the unknown.
Discerning & Aligning to Relationships & values
As we strive for greater impact in our justice and peace efforts, we recognize that leadership is more than just intellectual ideas or professional skills.
To develop the personal and collective nimbleness and skill to be attentive and responsive to others and to the world around us requires an ability to profoundly listen, to be open to vulnerability and change, to understand context, and to lead from articulated and shared values.
Healing for SELF, community & world
Extended periods of stress, grief, or trauma have the potential to challenge or compromise our personal and collective health and ability to serve others well. At times, we may want to abandon our calling or we may find ourselves developing unhealthy coping mechanisms.
To sustain a commitment to tend to the needs of others in service of justice and peace over the long-term calls on the strength of our compassion and resilience, both of which can be developed within us if they are given the appropriate attention.
Still Harbor's own formation and practice is derived from ancient spiritual wisdom traditions and adapted for tending to the call, capacity, and commitment needs of today's justice and peace movements. We train and support people to individually and collectively engage in, develop language for, and model the following core spiritual dimensions of leadership for justice and peace:
Discerning Purpose // Articulating a Vision // Acting on Values // Listening Consciously // Embracing Vulnerability & Change // Working with Our Stories // Opening to Inspiration & Intuition // Understanding Power, Posture, & Privilege // Rooting in Compassion // Cultivating Wholeness in Relationship
Given our commitment to working with people and organizations across multiple faith and non-faith backgrounds, all of our programs and services see spiritual dialogue and connection across boundaries of difference as both process and outcome.