Mission, Vision and Ethical Aspirations
We recognize the urgency, fragilities and possibilities of the moment, including the vulnerability of the planet, the accelerating loss of languages and cultures and the wisdom they embody, and the assaults on freedom of expression and other human rights, as well as the sources of resilience and awareness of interdependence on the part of communities around the world.
We acknowledge that our best intentions do not eliminate risks of harm, and that ethical aspirations and reflections on our actions are central to our work.
We value reciprocity and life-affirming creative collaboration, and we invite others to participate with us in this spirit.
We commit to processes that are inclusive of the diverse perspectives, knowledge sources, languages, and ways of seeing the world in this ecosystem of artists, cultural workers, scholars, conflict transformation practitioners, educators, diplomats, activists, policymakers, funders, and many others. We facilitate participation from people of different regions, abilities, genders, classes, ethnicities, races, faiths, generations and languages. We build bridges by promoting respect and cooperation across the differences in power that often divide us and impede effective collaborations.
We aim to infuse our processes with creativity, joy, and care for those with whom we engage and for ourselves.
We work to balance our commitments to flexibility and distributed leadership with efficacy.
Ethical Aspirations and Related Actions
|Ethical aspirations||Actions that support these commitments|
|We aim to support Creativity and Innovation||
|We aim to engage in Genuine and Just Dialogue||
|We aim to build on Grounded Theory and Practice||
|We aim to support social and individual Care/Healing||
|We aim to extend Hospitality||
|We aim to practice Inclusivity, Honor Interconnectedness and develop Intercultural fluency||
|We aim to nurture Generative Aspects of Conflict||
|We aim to acknowledge and Practice Reciprocity||
|We aim to support Self- determination||