In the 20th century, people related to the Institute programs focused on creating signs of renewal in local communities, churches and social structures globally. They saw that the key factor was the emergence of a new consciousness, a new spirt, that would enable the emergence of transformed social structures. They saw themselves as a Global Spirit Movement.
Although the Spirit Movement had elements and characteristics of other social movements, it was distinct in its philosophy of change, its stance, and form:
Brian Stanfield describes these dynamics in”The Trans-establishment Style“.
Keys to the success of the movement:
Colleagues related to the Spirit Movement share some of their spirit reflections: