our Interfaith/interspiritual approach
Within interfaith contexts, religions are often represented by graphical symbols in an attempt to show the inclusivity of multiple paths of spirituality within a single organization. Below are some of the most common symbols used.
Admittedly, the list below does not represent the thousands of religions which are practiced in the world today. So, the absence of a symbol does not mean that the Compassion Consortium does not honor that tradition. If you have a symbol to add to our list, just contact us.
Interspirituality is not a religion, but a perspective. This term was coined by Wayne Teasdale and describes how all spiritual paths “at their mystical core, are committed to the common values of peace, compassionate service, and love for all creation. An inner life awakened to responsibility and love naturally expresses itself through engaged spirituality, in acts of compassion…contributing to the transformation of the world and the building of a nonviolent, peace-loving culture that includes everyone” (from The Mystic Heart).