Posted 10 years ago on Jan. 9, 2012, 5:35 p.m. EST by andyjames435
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As spiritual teachers and leaders from many traditions and paths, we of the Forge Guild invite the Occupy movement to consider our Call to Global Spiritual Citizenship (www.globalspiritualcitizenship.org) After nearly 2 years of trans-continental meetings, passionate, open-hearted, debate and careful analysis, we concluded that the unprecedented challenges of our time demand an inside-out approach that combines the development of individual consciousness (generally regarded as a ‘spiritual’ process) and vigorous engagement. Fundamental collective change cannot manifest without individual transformation that goes beyond the temporary economic, social and political pendulum swings. In short, we have to learn to walk our idealistic talk. Unattached to secular ideology or religious dogma, the Call succinctly sets out universal principles that can serve as a foundation for more creative, compassionate and equable solutions, which we feel are urgently needed in these times of global crisis. The Call, which draws from the World’s Wisdom traditions as well as Science, deliberately contains no specific political demands or policy positions. To the extent that those are needed, we believe they will arise appropriately from adherence to the principles of Global Spiritual Citizenship, which encourages ongoing growth in our individual and collective consciousness and capacity for creativity and compassion. We hope you will read and make the Call part of your arsenal of ideas and inspiration as you (we!) move forward in the service of the Greater Good.
Andy James and Philip Goldberg on behalf of the Forge Guild creators of the Call to Global Spiritual Citizenship.