Spiritually Motivated Social Engagement Committee
Based in Golden, Colorado, Centers for Spiritual Living™ is a global community comprised of more than 400 spiritual communities, teaching chapters, study groups and other ministries in 30 countries. These communities teach a New Thought philosophy that brings religion and science together and offers spiritual tools to transform personal lives and help make the world a better place.
This is done through the study and practice of Science of Mind® and Spirit, also known as Religious Science®, which holds that all life is sacred—that each human being is an expression of God. We believe in Cause and Effect and teach that “it is done unto you as you believe.” In essence, our thinking and expectations create our reality.
Our teachings incorporate the ancient wisdom of spiritual traditions through the ages. People of all spiritual paths — Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim, and others — are welcome in our communities. We help people experience a personal relationship with the creator; promote a community of tolerance, understanding and respect; provide classes, programs, prayer and meditation; and advocate a safe spiritual community of like-minded people interested in living a spiritual life.
Our Global Vision: “A World That Works for Everyone”
Centers for Spiritual Living has 5 councils which represent
the various constituency groups across all CSL Member Communities.
The Leadership Council leads our Organization through the application of our Vision, Mission, Guiding Principles, Intentions, Shared Values, and Culture while conducting the business of our Organization. This Council serves the function of a board of directors and it is the final decision‐making body for the Organization.
The Leadership Council deals with issues of timing and organizational priorities, as well as with the overall health and unfolding future of the Organization. The Leadership Council is also responsible for financial oversight, allocation of resources, management review, and all policy‐making activities of the Organization.
The council is made up of nine elected members; three ministers, three practitioners and three laity. CSL’s Spiritual Leader and the President serve on the council as does the three staff directors for a total of 14 members.
The Minister Council represents their constituency by working closely with committees, members of staff and the Leadership Council in representing the interests of their constituents. The council is served by six elected members.
The Practitioner Council represents their constituency by working closely with committees, members of staff and the Leadership Council in representing the interests of their constituents. The council is served by six elected members.
The Member Council represents their constituency by working closely with committees, members of staff and the Leadership Council in representing the interests of their constituents. The council is served by six elected members.
The Nominating Council is responsible for the recruitment and vetting of candidates for all elected offices.
Spiritually Motivated Social Engagement (SMSE) Committee
Centers for Spiritual Living identifies and addresses global social issues by offering its considered opinion based in conscious and peaceful spirituality and the Science of Mind teaching.
Centers for Spiritual Living communicates its position throughout the organization, and offers principled guidance and insight to local communities who wish to engage in their own conversation.
Creating a World that Works for All by Teaching and Practicing Science of Mind Through Social Engagement – 2023 SMSE Report
Real Hope for 2023 and Beyond
United Nations International Day of Peace: September 21, 2022
International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples August 9, 2022
Statement on Loss of Constitutional Protection
World Food Security
CSL Stands with the People of Buffalo, New York
Sacred Season for Climate Justice
International Transgender Day of Visibility
A Call to Prayer
CSL COVID-19 Vaccination Update
CSL Statement on PRIDE Month
CSL Statement Ethnic and Cultural Genocide
CSL Statement on Chauvin Verdict
Earth Day Our Holy Home
CSL Statement of Solidarity with Asian and Pacific Islanders Communities Worldwide
CSL Celebrates International Women’s Day
Centers for Spiritual Living values, embraces and celebrates the individual uniqueness and contribution of all people as they express through differences of gender, ethnicity, culture, history, experience, talents, and sexual orientation. We invite representatives from all our organizational constituencies in leadership, sacred service, and decision making.
The Diversity Inclusion Commission is charged with supporting Centers for Spiritual Living’s efforts in developing plans and programs for attracting and retaining a diverse population in its communities and for inclusion in leadership, education programming, committees, and all aspects of the organization in support of continuous global growth.
Centers for Spiritual Living realizes and appreciates the growing number of ministers and practitioners serving in professional chaplaincy and spiritual care. The inception of the CSL Chaplaincy Committee is the manifestation that answers the call for a voice, support, preparation, mentorship and ecclesiastical endorsement for CSL ministers and practitioners dedicated to the Ministry of Presence, chaplaincy.