universal humanitarian values
Our shared Beliefs
We have carefully researched the often-surprising commonalities between faiths concerning human values, human virtues and human ethics that stream naturally from the major world religions.
This leads to a summary of modern ties that unite humanity, our guiding morality, humanitarian principles and ethics, as well as national and international efforts toward a united humanitarian ethic. This united humanitarian ethic leads to a well-defined set of human values and codes of conduct that can be expressed across a wide range of scenarios in a personal, community, national and international context.
Surveying the majority of the Worlds Religions and the spiritual nature of the great majority of the present day human race, our overall spiritual beliefs appear to be:
- The existence of a Spiritual Life Source whichboth created and guides the Universe and is infinite in nature.
- That human beings are both physical and spiritual beings and that there exists a Parallel Spiritual Dimension.
- The power of Prayer and Meditation.
- The existence of the Human Soul or Spirit.
- Divine Guidance to humanity through Divine Messengers (or Prophets).
Furthermore what religions might over time and after full reflection and ongoing interfaith discussion agree on are:
- That the adherents of religions choose to believe that the Founder of their Religion had a perfect knowledge of the nature of Reality.
- That no one can adequately (or completely, fully, perfectly) comprehend and communicate the divine and absolute Truth, and hence must rely on study, interpretation, discussion and practice of the Holy Scriptures.
- That interpretation is an ongoing process, which evolves along with the evolution of humanity's capacity to understand
- That religion is intended to be shared universally, in a peaceful manner, and to do so requires on the part of those doing so an ability to translate understandings in an effective way.
- That morality, ethics, and virtues are essential to leading a religious life, and are proven by their results and impacts on the life of the individual and community.
- That there is a life after the end of physical life on this planet, and that progress is measured by one's spiritual deeds and development.
Through the growing interfaith movement and assisted by the new information and communication age of the new technology, people with religious or spiritual beliefs have started to recognize the convergence of these beliefs and become far more willing to enter a new era of dialogue, discussion and interfaith consensus.