SUPPORTING THE DEVELOPMENT OF WHOLE CHILDREN
AND FLOURISHING SCHOOL CULTURES
"All human beings are born with a natural sense of spirituality, which is the integral dimension of full human development. Spirituality fosters a way of being that provides a foundation for a young person’s physical, emotional, intellectual and moral development. There is mounting empirical evidence that nurturing the spirituality of children supports their health and happiness and helps them be more engaged, higher achievers, and better citizens.
When their spirituality is not nurtured, there is a higher prevalence of anxiety, depression, hopelessness, even violence and suicide. This proves to be the case regardless of gender, income-level, ethnic origin, or other background. By neglecting this critically important part of education of the whole child, we are putting our children at risk and leaving them without the resources to navigate the increasingly complex and challenging world they will inherit."
USA Collaborative for Spirituality in Education
What we do
We are working with others to transform public and private education around the world by promoting the understanding of Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development within schools and by giving educators the tools to create learning environments that better nurture the inner life of both teachers and students.
In the UK we will initially do this work through:
Uniting leading thinkers and practitioners
Seeking supportive partners and funders
Identifying global examples of innovative or exceptional practice
Creating a framework for spiritually supportive schools
Cultivating cultures of awareness, belonging and connectedness
Participating in a vibrant global conversation
What is Spirituality?