The Ethos of Spaceforsoul
Our community is rooted in a progressive Christian spirituality which is open, inclusive and holistic. It recognises the value of personal spiritual experience and emphasises the primacy of love and compassion.
It values difference and diversity and believes in the equality of all people, irrespective of gender, race, culture, sexual orientation and spiritual tradition.
It acknowledges that there are many paths which lead to the Divine and many ways of expressing our unique spirituality. It honours all faiths as responses to the Divine and is open to learning from genuine inter-faith dialogue.
Our ethos also reflects the person-centred philosophy of the American humanistic psychologist, Carl Rogers, with its essentially positive view of human nature, its affirmation of our dignity and worth as human beings and its fundamental belief in our own inner resources and wisdom.
As a community, we are committed to…
creating a safe space in which we are free to discover and be ourselves and to explore and express our spirituality in ways which are meaningful for us
offering each other unconditional acceptance and understanding and to being open and genuine with each other
respecting and learning from each other’s thinking and experience
valuing and drawing on each other’s gifts and resources.
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Creating soul space
Everyone’s spirituality is unique and each of us needs, therefore, to find our own paths to the Divine. There are many different spiritual pathways – for example, through the body, through art or music, through nature, through meditation or contemplation, through soul friendship, through social action – and so Spaceforsoul seeks to create different kinds of sacred spaces for different people.
Space to connect
A space to meet and talk with others, to explore and share our spiritual journeys together, to accompany each other on our search for the Divine.
Spaces to breathe in the beauty of the natural world, to walk and be together in beautiful places that nurture the soul and refresh the spirit.
A space to connect with our deeper self and with the Divine through art, music, dance, writing and the imagination.
Space to breathe
A space to retreat from the world together, to enter into silence together, to be meditative or contemplative, to nurture and refresh our souls through simply being.
Space to reflect
A space to think about and reflect on the Divine together, to explore sacred texts and other writings, to wrestle with questions and doubts, to be radical.
Space for action
A space to think about how we live out our spirituality in the world, to reach out to others, to work for peace and justice, to challenge the status quo, to make a difference.