Spiritual movement for a global change
The WAY of HOPE is a non-partisan and interreligious grassroots
connects spiritually open-minded people, who are aware of the
the global crisis and want to get involved in the process of a
change in society. The WAY of HOPE has been initiated in 2009 in
as a free initiative. It is a descendant of the so called
“Pentecost - Vision”,
a spiritual-solidary ecclesiastical movement. On the 10th of December
2012, an "open
society" (in German: “Offene Gesellschaft” / OG)
has been founded, which
governs the legal and financial affairs of the WAY of HOPE. This step
an official status to the movement. The WAY of HOPE is not a connection
existing organizations. Rather, it networks pioneering projects and
initiatives. It may be characterized as a movement of people, who want
introduce their creative and alternative ideas into the social
cope with the global crisis. Beyond all denominational boundaries, a
lived spirituality is the common basis for all activities. That
to various sectors of society, such as politics, economy,
sustainable and socially solidary action, discourse on humanity in
philosophy, and religion, as well as ecumenical and interreligious
and lived spirituality.
1. We bring together spiritually aware and active people from different
confessions. We believe in the power that arises from this synergy for
fundamental change in society.
2. We are committed to alternative and promising project ideas and
and try to win public decision makers for these projects.
3. In interreligious cooperation we attach central importance to a
respects differences and promotes joint
attitudes of faithful people, especially with regard to a common social
commitment to society.
As a consequence of the ongoing global change, we are
on the side of the disadvantaged groups of society. Christians, who are
involved in the movement, promote the continuation of the
for Justice, Peace and the Integrity of Creation.
5. Together, we search for a contemporary image of man and God in
the humanities and natural sciences.
6. For our grassroot-movement, we put emphasis on the use of new media.
The highest managing entity of the movement is the General Assembly. It
meets every 6 years. It elects the central executive bodies and adopts
amendments. In addition, at least once a year an Assembly of Members is
movement is directed by a leader and two deputies. They suggest
whom they would like to form an executive team. The General Assembly
leader, his/her deputies and the members of the executive team with a
two-thirds majority. The executive team seeks for an advisory board,
be confirmed by the General Assembly by a two-thirds majority. The
board advises the management team on substantive issues and important
Members may be people from all nationalities and of all beliefs. There
formal entry and exit. All who identify themselves ideologically with
fundamental mission and the guiding principles of the movement are
as members. However, for the General Assembly and the annual general
only those persons are invited, who pay a membership fee and who have
as voting members by the executive team.
In order to finance the movement, members are asked to pay a membership
€ 10 to € 100 per month. It is requested that this
fee, if possible, is transfered
each month by standing order. In order to prevent that the membership
fee may become
a social exclusion criterion, an annual fee of € 1 is also
possible. This will
be acknowledged by the executive team.
The movement is mainly financed by
donations. With a donation of € 5000,
one becomes a "supporter" of the movement. Donors may be publicly
mentioned by name, if requested. However, it has to be verified, that
dependencies arise for the movement from any donations.
International Interfaith -
This core group includes members of all
world religions. It advises the executive
team especially on fundamental issues of the spiritual process of the
Members of this group will be appointed by the executive team.
Members of Companionship
The group of inner companions includes
personalities from public life and acknowledged
experts, who introduce novel and alternative approaches into society to master the current
crisis. Members of companionship
are appointed by the executive team.
As a legal form of the movement, an "Open
Society" (in German:
“Offene Gesellschaft” / OG) has been founded, which
regulates all legal and
financial matters. Companions are PD Dr. Mag. Annemarie
Marialuise Hierzer and Mag. Fery Berger.
The ongoing exchange of information takes place via the internet on the
of the movement and especially via the Facebook group WAY of HOPE.
specific initiatives are started and actions are organized.