La Convivencia is a non-profit organization whose mission is to honor and celebrate the differences and shared values of a pluralistic community based on the principles of acceptance, trust and mutual respect. By uniting a diverse citizenry through community service, civic engagement and community dialogues, we seek to create a more inclusive and peaceful society that values the traditions of all faiths and ethnicities/cultures.
Our Organizational Objectives:
We come from different ethnic and religious backgrounds, yet we are united by common goals.
to build trust & respect across faith and cultures and to promote a tolerant & pluralistic society
to provide ongoing dialogue to increase awareness and understanding for different ethnicities, cultures, and faith traditions
to connect diverse individuals through community service
to combat stereotypes and provide a counter to bigotry and ignorance; to respond with compassion.
to empower youth in their respective faith identities and support their spiritual growth
to educate people about the rich traditions of all faiths/cultures in accurate historical context
to cultivate an understanding and appreciation of all communities of faith
Empower individuals standing in solidarity with those living on the margins of society by creating opportunities to serve together and work towards creating truly inclusive & just communities.
We Represent: A dedicated and diverse citizenry. Jews, Christians, Muslims, Buddhists, Baha’i, Sikh, Atheists, Hindus
Our Rules for Engagement:
Start with an open mind.
Practice active listening.
Respect differences while striving for understanding.
Remember that breaking barriers can begin with a smile and friendly greeting.
La Convivencia Non-Discrimination Policy
Whereby La Convivencia actively seeks to hire and promote individuals, recruit volunteers, and provide services to individuals without regard to race, creed, color, gender, sexual orientation or identity, disability, marital status, national origin, age, or physical handicap.
“a human and beautiful framework, created in a community, bonded not by color, sex or class, but by love and the common goal for the liberation of mind, heart and spirit” – Merle Woo, poet and activist