Beyond Boundaries is responding to invitations and calls for support from a growing global community of people and places committed to a regenerative future. These calls are opportunities to build alliances beyond boundaries, beyond culture, beyond personal and organizational borders, alliances that foster intergenerational, cross-cultural collaboration in care for people, place and planet.
More like an organizing principle, Beyond Boundaries (BB) is a listening, a weaving, an intergenerational response team and a series of actions, journeys and projects — offerings that are ours to do as part of a long-time dream we are living: a regenerative future for all. Through our practice of deep listening, we only go where called and where collaboration and compassionate action just might make a difference.
The words ‘peace’ and ‘justice’ describe an intuitive sense of well-being and societal health that is common to all peoples. I believe the essence of peace and fairness are natural, that is, they don’t have to be explained. Yes, a person’s natural sense of peace may be lost due to insecurity, woundedness, or a history of disappointments, but the larger evolutionary purpose of such an ethic is not lost. It is the task of pilgrims and all of us, to remember peace, stand for it, and invoke it in others, as we are able. This is the side we are on.Elias Amidon, From Witnessing Peace, Nonviolent Peace Force
As pilgrims we seek to go beyond both partisanship and nonpartisanship. We need to consciously maintain through our speech, witness, and actions the very peace and fairness we seek in the world. This means not becoming zealously partisan and never trivializing the fears, suffering, or ideals of others. But it means something else as well, something deeper that precedes these essential qualities of peace-building.Elias Amidon, From Witnessing Peace, Nonviolent Peace Force