Alliance for Spiritual Community
A grass-roots interfaith organization dedicated to strengthening community,
we endeavor to raise consciousness for community and to speak the truth
about our communities leading to respect for one another and for our community,
trust, hospitality, neighborliness and service.
President, Kay Lindahl, Vice-President, Rick Costa, Secretary, Frank
PO Box 6071, Laguna Niguel, CA 92607-6071. Phone: 949-661-3087, Fax:
www.asc-spiritualcommunity.org; e-mail: TheASC949@aol.com
Membership is open to all interested persons. Our Board of Directors
includes members of 10 different faith traditions or spiritual paths.
Our vision is to co-create spiritual communities of love, trust and
mutual respect which embrace our diversity, celebrate the oneness of
the human spirit, serve the well-being of the human family and honor
the sanctity of all creation. Our mission is to proclaim and affirm
the spiritual nature of all communities.
One of the major challenges we have is getting the word out about our
events and projects. The other challenge is our lack of financial resources
to fund additional projects that would fulfill our mission and vision.
Our vision for building peace focuses on the religious community. We
adhere to Hans Kung's statement that there will be no peace among nations
until there is peace among religions. Our way to access this peace is
through the dialogue process.
Our primary activity is to host regular interfaith dialogue meetings
where we learn to listen and speak with respect, begin to understand
each other and create relationships that transcend our differences.
In addition we produce community wide events that offer the opportunity
for diverse segments of the community to meet each other - either as
a town hall, educational event or an interfaith café format.
We also host an annual Leadership Prayer Breakfast, where we honor those
from the business, religious, educational, non-profit and elected offices.
We began in 1991 by asking the question what would it be like to have
a strong spiritual base in our community? This caused us to look beyond
our individual expressions of spirituality and cultures to find that
which is common to all human beings - and then to generate what such
a community would look like. We are here to support that which makes
a difference in our communities.
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