Dignity and Respect for All
We believe all life has an inherent right to thrive.
Therefore, we support the rights of all aspects of creation and commit to standing with those whose rights are denied.
We believe in the dignity of differences.
Therefore, we respect and make space for difference and diversity that co-exists in a pluralistic, multicultural world.
We believe in minimizing dualism and maximizing integration.
Therefore, we honor distinction, complementarity and unity rather than division and rupture in our relationships with nature and one another.
We believe that every -ism denies others the respect, dignity and rights due to them.
Therefore, we call ourselves and others to accountability in contributing to stereotypes, prejudice and bigotry of any kind.