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Core Values 
....  we are stronger than our fears and better than our limitations...   
   

 
Our true values lie beyond empty posturing, political sloganeering and campaign rhetoric.  We are stronger than our fears and better than our self-imposed limitations.  Through Commonway, we are encouraged to discover and practice our core values, which include:
   
Inclusivity: Acting Like We Are One
The purpose of Commonway is to teach and practice Inclusivity.  Inclusivity is the Golden Rule in action. Inclusivity is recognizing that my life, my fate, my future is inextricably linked to yours. With Inclusivity, there is no “Other”.  Inclusivity -- identifying with and connecting to “The Other” --  is what makes violence unthinkable.
     
Human Ecology: Balancing Our Relationships
The purpose of Commonway is to help people learn and practice human ecology, the transformation of all toxic and dysfunctional elements of our society for a healthier and more sustainable world. If our social/cultural/spiritual life is an ecology, at present it is a highly toxic one.  Human ecology is the healing and dynamic equilibrium of human populations with each other and with our environment, with the goal of affirming and sustaining life in all its diversity.
   
Commitment to a New Society
Commonway helps people achieve a balanced human environment by teaching a new form of social/cultural activism: “The Advocacy of the Whole”.  Commonway teaches non-violent and inclusive ways of addressing and resolving issues.
   
In the face of crisis, conflict and disaster:
We can learn to think differently about our problems, and therefore invite new solutions We can learn to work in ways that model our highest ideals instead of our lowest fears.
We can learn to pull together instead of apart.
We can operate from shared values and common purpose, instead of shared fears and antagonism. We can find safety and security in inclusive community, rather than separation and conflict.
     
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