This category is about unity in diversity: We stand for religious tolerance and against all kinds of discrimination, whether based on religion, skin color, gender, sexual orientation, or whatsoever.
Therefore we offer affirming lgbt-resources, but also interfaith resources, and initiatives for world peace.
As human race we share this one planet, our beloved Sister Mother Earth, as St. Francis said in his Canticle of the Sun, and we share it also with our younger brethren, the animals, so we are dealing here with these questions too.
Crossing the Road for One Another
We become neighbours when we are willing to cross the road for one another. There is so much separation and segregation: between black people and white people, between gay people and straight people, between young people and old people, between sick people and healthy people, between prisoners and free people, between Jews and Gentiles, Muslims and Christians, Protestants and Catholics, Greek Catholics and Latin Catholics.
There is a lot of road crossing to do. We are all very busy in our own circles. We have our own people to go to and our own affairs to take care of. But if we could cross the street once in a while and pay attention to what is happening on the other side, we might become neighbours.
Henri J.M. Nouwen
«The idea of universal brotherhood is contained in the first words of the prayer taught by Jesus: Our Father in heaven. When we address God the Creator by saying Our Father, how can we think he is the Father of only a few? He is the Father of all human beings, for he gave them all life. So, when we say people are brothers and sisters, we have to understand the idea of brotherhood as the highest expression of life.
Even if it is difficult to give a precise definition of life, we can say it is the result of the relationship that exists between all the constituent elements of the great cosmic body of the universe. No element can survive if it remains isolated, cut off from the others. Isolation always brings death if not physical, at least spiritual death. Life, on the other hand, is found in the relationships, the brotherhood and the love that should exist between all creatures. »
Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov
Charity and Activism
Charter for Compassion
Global Love Project
Kindness - Pass it on! (pdf)
One World - where the good guys gang up
Pay it forward day
Spiritual Activism (OMTimes Magazine article)
The Center for Nonviolent Communication
United Nations Personal Pledge Against Racism
If you want to live
the life that only you can live,
do good for others,
and when you have done good,
you will have life abundantly.
A life without good works
is a shadow life.
A life centered on itself
is an empty life.
Seek to do good for others,
and you will find fulfillment.
and you will discover what you are
- John McQuiston II, p. 23, Always We Begin Again--The Benedictine Way of Living, Morehouse Publishing, copyright 1996