Statement of Spirituality - Acorn

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Statement of Spirituality

We believe in the existence of a spiritual force that is part of all life and that this unity of spirit is best cultivated in a communal environment.

We believe in the equality of all people and strive to eliminate hierarchy in relationships between individuals and between groups of people. To implement this value we practice community of property, sharing all that we are and have and can produce equally with one another.

We are pacifists and, just as we reject violence in our lives, we embrace gentle and caring relations between all beings. What affects one ultimately affects all. We see the path to true harmony coming through the reinforcement of group consciousness. The moral principle that binds us is the love which springs forth from self-control for the sake of others and grows in acts of love.

Our environment reminds us of the cycles and balance in the natural universe and our conscious stewardship of the land is part of our devotional service.