The founder of this magazine Marcus Ampe may well be called a utopian, but he is one who does not want to stop to call people to come to respect each other and to allow all sorts of peoples to share this world in an environment that all respect and will want to coddle. Untiringly he wants to continue to propagate his (moral) ideals and message of love for each other and the world. Persevering with his utopian ideas or utopian dreams, he hopes he shall be able to find more people all over the world who want to strive for the same goal of an unselfish civilised society prepared to be united for making a lovable world to live in, together in enriching love and spirituality.
At this site we welcome religious as well as non-religious people. Secular humanists, atheists and people who are “spiritual but not religious” as well as people from every religious community are invited to come to know the different religious groups and to share the values of love, generosity, creativity, wonder and a commitment to respect one another.
We recognize that our well being depends on the well-being of everyone else on the planet and the well-being of the Earth. We seek a world in which all life is shaped by peace, fairness, environmental sanity, love, care for one another, care for the Earth, generosity, compassion, respect for diversity and differences, and celebration of the miraculous universe shape.
We understand that we all have to come to work together to build a peaceful world where there is a place for all in a healthy environment. We know that there is a deep yearning in most people for a world of love and real human connection, a yearning for a meaning to/of life that transcends material well-being and ties us to the ongoing unfolding of spirit and consciousness and to the inherent interdependence and love that permeates and inspires all being. We affirm this hunger for meaning and purpose in life, and we endeavour to help secular progressives understand the vital importance of explicitly addressing those yearnings which are at this point largely being addressed (although in a distorted form) only by the most ultra-nationalist, materialist and militarist forces in our society. We are optimistic that this hunger for authentic being can empower a majority of people in the world to break out of the illusions that we are fed daily by the powerful.
We would love to reassure people that as they take steps in that direction, and inevitably face critiques from others who tell them that their desire for a world of love and generosity is a utopian illusion and goal, that is totally “unrealistic,” they will be able to find support from a group of spiritual progressives who realize that the goal is not to be “realistic” and accommodate to “what is,” but rather to transform ‘what is’ into what is actually needed – environmental sanity, fairness, non-violence and love – in order for us and the Earth to survive in the 21st century.
By whatever name you call the sacred, or whether for you the sacred has no name, if you share the values at the heart of the Network of Spiritual Progressives, you’re welcome here.
We passionately seek to manifest our ethic values in the world by inspiring as many people as we can, starting from the bottom, by the citizens of many states, in the hope they shall come to choose people with similar ideas to influence their leaders, influencing legislation and incarnating the community.
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we want to shed light in this world and come to show people what the differences may be between the different sorts of peoples and their religions and ways of life. We believe a lot of fear for other communities and religions is there because people do not know enough about them. Therefore, we would love to share some of those people their thoughts and bring different ideas under one roof, showing the world that it is also possible to have different ideas and that it even may add colour to this world and can enrich all living on this planet.
As Martin Luther King, Jr. said
“Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.”
we want to bring a message of peace and hope, showing the importance of looking for and finding good ways to live with each other peacefully. Our mission is to spread the message of hope and peace and to call people to show their respect for others and to welcome those who might be different. We also hope that we can induce other people also to encourage others to go against intolerance and violence, telling the world that
“The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing that it seeks to destroy…
Though just an ordinary small meaningless life person in a very large integer world, we wish others as small individuals also to attract a small or large company to form with a united link in a large whole, making sure that all those little links eventually will have a big impact.
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