The Compassionate Reconciliation Project (CRP) is of importance to many people within the 3HO, Sikh Dharma and Kundalini Yoga communities. As this work begins to build momentum in the community, we at Just Outcomes have heard requests for more frequent updates. In response to your feedback and in the spirit of transparency, we will now be providing a brief communication to the community every two weeks. Please note, this will be the last broadly distributed update directly from us (Just Outcomes); if you would like to continue receiving Just Outcomes’ direct communications about the CRP, please opt in by clicking on the link at the bottom of this letter. Thank you for your interest in this process and dedication to your community. This communication – and all such updates to follow – comes directly from Just Outcomes. We continue to remain in close contact and engaged with the SSSC Board and other affiliated organizations-- they will continue to distribute their own targeted communications when/as needed.
Just Outcomes and the Compassionate Reconciliation Project
Just Outcomes is working with your community to develop a just and compassionate response to the harms and needs currently surfacing within the community. The work is guided by principles of inclusion, repair and transformation. We are building this process in partnership with your community.
The immediate focus of the CRP is to:
Our team has been deeply engaged this month in the work of preparing the ground for the Compassionate Reconciliation Project. Here are a few highlights:
Engaging with Leadership: We are facilitating and participating in strategic discussions with the Interim CRC and the SSSC Board to lay the groundwork for the Compassionate Reconciliation Project.
Presentations: Last month we facilitated a two-hour presentation and discussion with the Khalsa Council. The presentation slides are available click on the button below:
Los Angeles (USA) Sangat Engagement: We are working with the Executive Councilors of the Guru Ram Das Ashram Community to develop a Sangat Engagement plan, which will help inform important decisions needing to be faced by the Ashram Community at this time. Together we will develop and pilot processes that we hope may be useful for other parts of the global Sangat.
Engaging Second Generation Community Members: On March 6 we convened a call solely for Second Gen members, the purpose of which was to more clearly understand the needs arising from their experiences at community-affiliated boarding schools, youth programs, and growing up in this community. We heard deep pain and resilience expressed among the group; skepticism about the intent and impact of the Compassionate Reconciliation process; and calls to action on the part of organizational leadership. We continue to engage individually with Second Gen members, and welcome hearing from these members directly about the path forward.
Yours in kindness, compassion and gratitude,
Catherine Bargen, Matthew Harman, Cara Walsh, Aaron Lyons, and our extended team
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