Lauren Zinn, of ZinnHouse Consulting, encourages Nonprofit Leaders to bring their organizations where they belong — to a world enriched with global understanding.
ZinnHouse supports nonprofit leaders in seeing their BIGGER Big Picture.
This allows Leaders to (a) revitalize vision, (b) redefine mission and strategy, (c) align boards, and d) implement appropriate processes.
Results include an elevated purpose, greater social impact, meaningful programs, and on-point communications.
My energy, commitment, and joy in working with nonprofit organizations and democratic institutions is a natural outgrowth of having prepared spiritual leaders for success in a global world.
— Lauren Zinn
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Below are pages from the previous chapter of my life’s work. These programs remain available to interspiritual educators.
Teaching SPIRITUALITY in an Integral Age
Spiritual values can provide a steady anchor in a turbulent world and we could use that anchor now more than ever. But even well-meaning religious education tends towards imparting an ethno-centric outlook separating “us” from “them.” Today, we need to all pull together to solve our global problems with a world-centric perspective. To do so, our youth need to develop global skills — cultural adaptability, spiritual intelligence, and religious literacy. It’s time to prepare our youth (in private and public schools) and adults (in congregations and colleges) for success in our multi-faith, multi-cultural, global society.
I coach teachers and parents (secular and religious) and consult to clergy (of traditional and progressive congregations) who want to help their classes or congregations understand religion’s purpose for life in our integral age.
If society is going to engage with religion at all, we need it to provide an interfaith orientation that preserves religious values and builds on that interfaith awareness to develop a global worldview. Without this approach, we may not survive as a species.
Our current systems are unsustainable. We know we need to evolve the way we teach, govern, share resources, handle money, and care for the health of our bodies and our planet. A new approach to religion (secular and parochial) is now needed.
Sometimes I think: If we don’t go holistic, we’ll all go ballistic.
Today’s challenge is not about living as separate communities — religious, ethnic, state, or national — but about living as one integrated world. When religious institutions support this shift from ethno- to world- centric values, each of our religions will thrive in completely new ways. I’m here to help us move forward with this transformation.
In these 2-minute snippets, I talk about integrating a home-base religion with an interfaith vision, a philosopher’s mission, and a teacher’s attention to the Value Tensions in evolutionary change.
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