by CRES in 1989
CRES developed, financed, and ran the Council
as one of our programs for 16 years, from 1989 until 2005. Then we asked the members
to form an independent organization. We retain cordial relations,
but to honor its independence, we have no organizational role with the
Beyond fostering good
interfaith relations, the mission of CRES is more specific than the Council's
-- and our once expansive programming is now more focused. We want to help
apply the insights of Primal, Asian, and Monotheistic faiths to
the three great crises of our time: in the environment, in personhood,
and in society.
Share the wisdom of the world's spiritual traditions
in our overwhelmingly secularistic and fragmented age, to reverse
the endangered environment,
the violation of personhood,
and the broken community
so that we may be
restored with nature,
the self made whole,
community in covenant,
and the sacred found afresh.
CRES Vision, Mission, Values, Motto
VISION — CRES envisions the greater Kansas
City area as a model community for the world
MISSION — To honor the sacred wherever it appears and to support its appearance everywhere, especially by promoting understanding among peoples of all faiths in greater Kansas City and beyond.
VALUES — Our guiding question is “What is
sacred — what is so important that my life depends upon it, that I would
die for it — and what may I do to understand, honor and share it?”
The CRES MOTTO —
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