A Charter for Engaged Spirituality in the 21st Century


If ours is indeed an age of value shift, no dimension of that epochal change is more important than that which is underway in the world's great religious and spiritual communities. It is a movement that embraces the possibility of peace, champions the causes of justice, accepts he burdens and privileges of ecological stewardship, and demonstrates compassionate service in the face human need.


Each of these commitments springs from a deeper spiritual understanding, grounded in experience.


We gather here, early in the second decade of the 21st century, to affirm these principles and chart a course that will inspire hope and energize action.


Awakened World 2012 brings together distinguished religious and spiritual leaders, noted experts in the most critical issues, and committed global citizens representing some of the most vital action frontiers of our time.


Together, we articulate the indisputable challenges facing the human and planetary communities. We envision a hopeful future. We commit to creative common action to bring the wisdom of the world's religious and spiritual traditions to bear on the urgent needs and beckoning opportunities that shape our reality.? And we hold in our hearts joy and excitement for the future of a child born today.


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