Matthew's principles

Matthew's principles

Safety Decent Inclusion Unity

 

Safety

Safety isn’t just physical safety it is what is considered respectful in our cultural/historical context. It includes tone, eye contact and welcoming behaviors that are generally understood as “safe.”

 Decent

Come at it from the angle that each person’s intentions are good. It is a respectful place to begin. Ask all questions in a courteous manner.

 Inclusion

All are welcome, not simply “tolerated” including whoever is your “other.” For some people, it would be a person of color. For others, it may be the Republican or the Christian. Please be aware of your own biases.

 Unity

Whether you are a person of science or faith the evidence is compelling, science is backing what faith has been saying; we are truly interconnected. One unfulfilled life and we all lose.