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Statement of Religious Beliefs, Theory and Practice

"Now the company of those who believed were of one heart
and soul, and no one said that any of the things which co
possessed was co's own, but they held everything in common...
and distribution was made to each as any had need."

- From the Acts of the Apostles

There is one God, the Eternal, the Only Being: God is One with the Universe: nothing else exists but God.

There is one Holy Book, the Sacred Manuscript of Nature, the only Scripture which can enlighten the reader.

There is one Religion, the unswerving progress toward the ideal, which fulfills the life's purpose of every soul.

There is one Law, the Law of Love, which can be observed by a selfless conscience together with a sense of awakening justice.

There is one Moral Principle, the love which springs forth from self-control for the sake of others, and blooms in deeds of kindness.

There is one Truth, the true knowledge of our being, within and without, which is the essence of all wisdom.

There is one Path, the annihilation of the false ego in the real, which raises the mortal to immortality and in which resides all perfection.

Because we are one with God, we are also one with each other. Whatever harms any of us harms us all. Whatever lowers one of us lowers us all. Therefore we endeavor:
To eliminate hierarchy in relationships between people.

To practice nonviolence in our personal, interpersonal, and political lives.

To respect and preserve the natural environment for the use of our own and other species, now and in the future.

To confront and defeat classism, racism, ageism, patriarchy, and other forms of oppression, both in ourselves and in other people.

To practice community of property, sharing all that we are and have and can produce with on another.