From within the center, the core of unity,
your accomplishment goes out to the world. C:29.8
Center for A Course of Love Mission Statement
A place of love and re-union
The Center is not a religious, spiritual, or educational organization but a connecting web of relationships in service to the sharing of A Course of Love and each reader’s growth into a realization of who she or he truly is.
A Course of Love “offers no walls to confine you. It becomes not dogma to restrict you. It is new life come to extend the way of creation, the way of love, the way of living, the new way.” A.45
The Center guides and ensures this purpose by strongly encouraging the path of the book:
- from teaching and learning to sharing as equals
- from the expectation of knowledge to that of revelation
- from solo spiritual journeys to sharing in union and relationship
- to moving beyond the book and into dialogue and creation of the new
Holding sacred space for all
From the center, we form bridges that span every distance, leaving no one out. The Center holds sacred space and embraces all people in their diversity of faith, age, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and income levels.
[T]his call to return to your Self is being sounded far and wide… [I]t goes out to humble and ordinary people like yourself. There is no exclusivity to this call. It excludes no race nor religion nor ones of either sex or sexual preference. It but calls all to love and to live in the abundance of the truth. T3:21.21
Support for the emergence of the feminine way:
We of the Center Board (Mari Perron, Mary Love, and Christie Lord) have, individually and with each other, delved deeply into matters of the heart and the power of who we are. We are creative women living life in relationship to family, work, and world. Each of us are also aware of living as true Selves within a greater spaciousness of knowing and being. With a wider council of women; in dialogue with men and women who have, through ACOL, embraced a new way; we are imagining and discovering a true balance of the feminine and masculine, the inner and the outer. These ways are presented in ACOL as the symbiotic ways of Mary and Jesus in equal measure of awareness. We hold space for the way of Mary now emerging.
Dialogue and Creation of the New:
We envision wholeness expanding outward from the center of love, expressing in dialogue and creation of the new.
Creation of the new has begun. We are an interactive part of this creative act of a loving Creator. Creation is a dialogue. Creation—which is God and us in unity—will respond to our responses. Will respond to what we envision, imagine and desire. T4:12.34
The short-form mission statement:
The nonprofit Center for A Course of Love (ACOL) serves in support of ACOL’s First Receiver Mari Perron, her outreach to readers, and attention to the crucial differences in A Course of Love that support “The New.”