Cultural vitality is sustained through artistic and other cultural activities and celebrations.
Creativity and the arts are seen as an expression of unity and interrelationship to our universe, and are encouraged and supported through various forms of artistic expression, artful living and through preservation and sharing of beauty and aesthetic values. Leisure time is valued.
There is respect and support for spirituality manifesting in many ways. Opportunities are available for the development of the inner self. A sense of joy and belonging is fostered through rituals and celebrations.
The qualities and commonalities at the heart of a community provide unity and integrity to community life. This may be a common vision and agreements that express commitments; it may be shared cultural beliefs, values and practices that define and express the uniqueness of each community.
There is a capacity for flexibility and successful responsiveness to difficulties that arise.
Whether urban, suburban or rural, developed or not, there is a growing understanding of the interconnectedness and interdependence of all the elements of life on Earth. The community knows its place in and relation to the whole.
The community consciously chooses and contributes to the creation of a peaceful, loving, sustainable world.
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