"GPIW exists at the intersection of contemplative practice, peace building, community dialogue, and social advocacy." -Janelle Surpris, GPIW
The Contemplative Alliance - A Call to Inner Reflection for Societal Transformation
In 2008 GPIW saw that the growing meditation and contemplative movement, which crosses all religious traditions, has the potential not only to create greater unity among the religions but to help us address the major challenges facing the human community. As more and more of us engage In interior spiritual practices, connecting with our deeper, intuitive, knowing self, the fruits of those efforts will help us find solutions to the most pressing human problems.
The Contemplative Alliance has organized over a dozen reflections around the country bringing together local meditation and contemplative teachers and practitioners to help mobilize a national movement that would infuse our society with shared spiritual values.
To facilitate, focus and energize this movement, we gather to share thought leadership and disseminate information on how we as a contemplative body of concerned global citizens can more effectively draw upon and bring forth the spiritual resources of our collective practices toward effective social action.
Silicon Valley, California
Currently the Contemplative Alliance is being organized under the auspices of The Global Peace Initiative of Women.