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OUR PASSION

We are motivated by our shared commitment to Jesus Christ’s proclamation of a just new order; by our own experience of the common life; and by a creative spiritual practice of prayer, song, silence and sacrament.
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OUR MOVEMENT

We seek to offer practical support, mutual encouragement, challenge and inspiration to our members, staff and friends in our ‘common task’. We are committed to ongoing dialogue and learning and to prayer and action for health and well-being.
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OUR CENTRES AND HOSPITALITY

We are committed to the joyful welcome of friend and stranger into our homes, and at our centres and events in such a way as to enable mutual, deep, personal and communal change and engagement, alongside mutual recognition of the need for personal space. Our centres on Iona and Mull strive to be places of this radical hospitality, sanctuary and challenge, which offer the experience of ‘the common life’ and engagement with the concerns of the Iona Community to those who live in them and those who visit.
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OUR ECONOMIC VALUES

We deplore economic injustice. We are committed to the common good, to trade justice and to a critique of economic policies that increase poverty and inequality. We support our work through our own giving and our trading operations. We operate a balanced budget, try to bank and invest ethically and purchase fairly-traded goods. Our residential staff are paid the same, regardless of job. We seek to minimise salary differentials for non-residential staff.
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OUR SOCIAL VALUES

We deplore social injustice. We respect all our members, staff, guests and partners, irrespective of age, race, gender, religion, sexuality, disability, or health status. We actively campaign for social justice at all levels and have a particular commitment to inclusion of people living in poverty.
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OUR ENVIRONMENTAL VALUES

We strive in our practice for the highest environmental goals. We travel by public transport wherever possible. We are committed to reducing our energy consumption and environmental impact. We actively seek suppliers who share these goals.
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PARTICIPATION

Ours is a common task. All in membership have the opportunity to share in leadership in policy-making and spiritual practice. Our structures are democratic, and we strive for consensus. We give our leaders a mandate to act fast and effectively, while expecting them to listen and respect the views of all. In particular, we are committed to extending the full participation of young people, within and beyond our movement.
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MUTUAL ACCOUNTABILITY

Our Rule binds us to a discipline of mutual openness in relation to the fundamental aspects of the Christian personal and communal life. We aim to be fully transparent and accountable for our use of gifts, money, time and the earth’s resources and to operate with ethical codes of conduct.
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CITIZENSHIP AND PARTNERSHIP

We seek social transformation, and encourage our members to be engaged in civic and political structures at all levels. We actively seek collaboration with all people of goodwill who share our commitment to just and non-violent action. Working both outside and within military organisations, members are committed to standing against militarism and the arms trade and in favour of mediation and reconciliation founded on justice.

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