Spirituality and practice are the two places where all the world's religions and spiritual paths come together. While respecting the differences among traditions, we celebrate what they share in common. We affirm interconnectedness and oneness as the true nature of reality. We acknowledge the active presence of Spirit in all aspects of everyday life.
We believe in the power and potential of the Internet to create, support, and sustain individual and group spiritual practice. We focus upon personal and cultural resources that are expressive of the quest for meaning and purpose, wholeness and healing, commitment and community, inner work and action in the world.
We envision a global circle of people vitally engaged with the wisdom and transformative practices of the world's religious, spiritual, psychological, and cultural traditions, who are thereby equipped to live deeper and fuller lives and to serve their communities and the wider world. We aim to foster a loving world in which all people live with dignity, a sense of belonging, and a reverence for all life.
Spirituality & Practice serves people of all the world's religions and spiritual paths and those with no tradition through the website SpiritualityandPractice.com. Our mission is:
- to sustain and expand a content-rich website that creates, compiles, and curates a multifaith and interspiritual wisdom archive;
- to demonstrate spiritual literacy, the ability to recognize the spiritual dimensions of life written in the texts of our experiences;
- to provide authenticated and thoroughly researched and sourced resources for spiritual journeys;
- to offer a positive and spiritually progressive perspective on contemporary media, particularly books and films;
- to encourage everyday spiritual practice as an integral part of individual and community life;
- to promote the use of spiritual practices to enhance the quality of life for individuals during times of challenge and transition;
- to demonstrate how spiritual practices can be used to support justice, positive social change, and activism on behalf of the common good;
- to facilitate new types of spiritual communities and conversations using the technology and worldwide reach of the Internet;
- to develop new lifelong learning opportunities around spiritual practices, character qualities, and civic virtues, including e-courses, online retreats, and practice circles;
- to partner with and support spiritual teachers and organizations to reach learners outside the current models of local congregations, weekend workshops, conferences, and university programs.
- to foster multifaith understanding in our increasingly pluralistic world.
Spirituality & Practice is a project of CIStems, Inc., a nonprofit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. All donations are tax-deductible. Your gift will help us:
- redesign the website with an essential upgrade of our software;
- offer more ways for our community to do spiritual practices together;
- expand our team to reach out to diverse audiences.
Donations may also be mailed to this address:
(dba Spirituality & Practice)
223 W. Foothill Boulevard - 2nd Floor
Claremont, California 91711