Common Ground Center for Spiritual Practice

Common Ground Center for Spiritual Practice

Crowdfunding Completed: August 6, 2016

Amount Funded: $0

Project Owner: Episcopal Church of St. Thomas, Taunton, Massachusetts

Short Description of Project

Common Ground Center for Spiritual Practice is an interfaith collaboration providing education, ritual, contemplation and in-depth discussions on faith practices and modern society in troubled times.

How was this project connected to UU?

First Unitarian Universalist Society of Middleborough has a well-developed interest in collaborative projects and a commitment not only to broadening opportunities for spiritual development, but even more to reducing intolerance that springs from ignorance. We join together with spiritual leaders from surrounding communities to provide the challenge to be whole and to be healed.
The Center for Spiritual Practice will offer participants deep and wide-ranging opportunities to understand different faiths, to explore their own spiritual practices in greater depth, and to engage one another with current issues of faith and society in a safe and non-judgmental atmosphere. It will speak to Unitarian Universalist desires to expand our personal theologies, freedom of expression and opinions in a multi-faith setting where knowledge is as cherished as belief.

Full Description of Project

Why a Center for Spiritual Practice?

Believing that we have much to learn from and to teach others, Common Ground: Center for Spiritual Practice is an inclusive, interreligious, inter-spiritual circle of people vitally engaged with the wisdom and the practices of a variety of spiritual traditions.

Who is Invited?

Our inclusivity is a form of radical hospitality and respect for the many ways in which humans are nourished spiritually, and an invitation for all to join, no matter what your tradition or how experienced you are in spiritual practice.

What Do We Long For?

Our engagement with a multitude of spiritual practices equips us to live deeper and fuller lives and to serve the wider world. This circle creates, supports, and sustains practices for individuals and groups in their search for meaning and purpose, wholeness and healing, commitment and community, contemplation and social action.

We have a location, donors from other denominations, a program of offerings, an executive director and a fully committed Board of Founding Members. We will be launching the Center on September 11, 2016 with a local imam as our keynote speaker. All we need is your contribution to help make this happen!

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