We elevate voices of wisdom and models of wise thinking, speaking, and living.
We speak the language of questions. We live the questions.
We honor poets and poetry as necessary companions in mustering words spacious and generous enough to reach across the mystery of ourselves and the mystery of each other.
We orient away from the closure of fear and towards the opening of curiosity.
We know joy to be a life-giving, resilience-making human birthright.
We meet longings for justice and healing by equipping for reflection, repair, and joy.
We practice moral imagination; we embrace paradoxical curiosity; we sit with conflict and complexity; we create openings instead of seeking answers or providing reductive simplicity.
We endeavor to make goodness and complexity riveting.
We believe healthy spiritual inquiry propels us outside the boundaries of the self, into the world.
We understand questions as technologies and virtues as social arts.
We nurture virtues that build muscle memory towards sustained new realities — including generous listening, embodied presence, and transformative relationship across backgrounds and lived experience.
We understand love as the most reliably transformative muscle of human wholeness, and we investigate the workings of love as public practice.
We envision a world that is more fluent in its own humanity — and thus able to rise to the great challenges and promise of this century.