The Orenda Project

Vision Statement
We envision a wholesome world in which everyone can enjoy the fruits of world peace, prosperity, lifelong learning, spiritual growth, physical health and emotional well-being, satisfying roles and careers, and meaningful participation in the joy of creative living.

Mission Statement
To play a leadership role in guiding the advance of civilization through creative innovation, life-affirming applications of technology, and the wise and responsible use of scientific knowledge. To play a nurturing role in educating and empowering people to realize their full potential to participate cooperatively, creatively, innovatively, effectively, productively and rewardingly in achieving the common goals embodied in the Vision Statement.

* The MuseNet K-12 Project
* A Daily Prayer
* The Plowshares Project
* The Joy Project at Cafe Utne The New Cafe Spirit Forum Archives
* The Orenda Project Discussion Thread at The Spring
* The Orenda Project at Hard News Cafe
* The Learning Project
* The Bedfordshire Wetlands Protection Project
* The Non-Violence Project
* The Mirth Project
* The Musings of Montana Mouse

"Orenda" is an Iroquois word. It means "Tribal Soul on the Right Path."

It's not about what kind of organizations we join, or what kind of companies we work for, or even what kind of country we live in.

It's about what kind of human beings we are.

Now playing at a Web Browser near you:

A Dance at the Dawn of Consciousness

Starring the Fawn, the Faun, and a Jaunty Unicorn, with special guest appearance of the Noughty Bit playing the inevitable roll of the heavy heavy heart, plus plenty of oderous and amusing hot cross puns.

Produced by the MuseNet Players, who unbeknownst to ourselves, came forth with the ideas encapsulated in this Creation Myth of the Dawn of Comunitas.

"At God's Behest, We Humbly Offer Myth and Merriment Reflected with Mirthful Art."

Read the Shakertown Pledge, the Earth Citizen Pledge, and the Universal Tenets crafted at the 1993 Parliament of the World's Religions.

See also Martin Wilson's fanciful and thought-provoking allegory, The Birth of Law.

"We are at the dawn of an age in which extreme political concepts and dogmas may cease to dominate human affairs. We must use this historic opportunity to replace them with universal human and spiritual values. And ensure that these values become the fiber of the global family which is emerging." --the Dalai Lama

"Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve...You don't have to know about Plato and Aristotle to serve. You don't have to know Einstein's theory of relativity to serve...You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love." -- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.