People who have found our ministry and consider it their spiritual ‘home’ are those who have stopped going to mainstream religious churches; those who are still going to church but feel their needs are no longer being met; those who have never gone to church but are searching for more meaning in their lives; and those who are ostracized by mainstream religious denominations because of their sexual orientation and gender identity.
We honor this inclusiveness because we believe all people, regardless of their sexual orientation and gender identity, the color of their skin, their physical limitations, and their particular religious perspective are spiritual beings having a human experience. It is that bandwidth of inclusiveness that makes us not only a gathering place for spiritual growth but a sanctuary for human rights.
We stand for peace in the presence of conflict; for love in the presence of hatred; for forgiveness in the presence of injury; inclusiveness in the presence of diversity. Unity respects people’s right to choose their particular faith tradition. We believe in freedom for people in matters of faith. The essence of spirituality, as well as religion, is a higher consciousness of the Eternal Presence called God.
We believe there are seeds of truth in all the world’s religions. Different faith traditions are like spokes on a wheel with the hub being Universal peace and oneness. The different faith traditions may be set apart by a variance of beliefs and approaches, different shades of theological interpretation, and a variety of rites and practices, but they are all seeking the One God (the One Presence, the One Reality) at the center of all life.
We honor all faith traditions to the degree that they do not injure others, infringe upon interfaith spiritual and religious rites and practices, or attempt to force their theology on others. We believe we are all expressions of the One Reality we call God. We believe that when everyone honors their Divine Nature and the Divine Nature within others that there will be world peace, oneness, and universal love.
We urge all nations, their leaders, and their people to turn to this Universal Presence by whatever name they ascribe to It for guidance during these challenging times and pursue peace, not war, for this is what honors the Universal Source of all our faith traditions.