My engagement in the world is fueled by a vision of beloved community. A society who appreciates that people possess an abundance of creativity, talent, initiative, energy, and resourcefulness to serve the greater good. A village that energizes and mobilizes the creative and intellectual resources of all people at all levels of the community; where each of us communicates peoples’ worth and potential so clearly that they come to see it in themselves. A place where neighbors join together, in contemplation and action, to focus on purpose, teach principles, seek peace, and protect dignity; where we embrace one another and honor opportunities to experience the fullness of life, to have life abundantly, and to discover the miracles of love. May this be our shared vision; a beloved community committed to creating meaningful lives in loving presence with the whole of human civilization.
—Rev Dr Robert Ferrell