**THE MORAL IMPERATIVE OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT**
Getting to “Step One” of a Community Action Plan to Heal Homelessness...THEN evolving beyond.
Bay to Bay Services would like to suggest a conversation that could be one of many references in the Community Consultation information base. I believe there is much we can learn from eachother for the common objective of Healing Homelessness through Community Development. With positive, proactive, honest, and respectful consultation, we can all agree on, and support the application of “protocols-in-process,” being free to modify them as indicated, solving problems as they arise, and advancing the enrichment and integrity of our
communities. The following is a short summary of Bay to Bay’s Moral Imperative, which will be expand upon in the body of this document: It is Imperative that the human dignity of homeless souls be restored through a process of nurturing and educating their spirit, not just their material and mental aspects, that they may earn their way into community life as
assets and leaders.
The First Moral Imperative of a community sincerely interested in
resolving moral-social issues, especially of this importance and magnitude is it’s willingness to open up it’s collective mind and information base to include and consider proposals grounded in principles that have deeper roots and a broader foundation than the current, menu of “trendy” authorities. If social reform is the objective, let the quest consider the deepest, most fundamental origins of the greatest advancements in civilization. Each one
can be traced back to the fresh and renewing moral imperatives brought by great spiritual leaders. Research reveals how these universal principles were also expressed in language that specifically addressed the capacities and needs of that society at that time. Those with eyes to see and ears to hear adopted the “New Age” principles into their lives and were changed by them.
They, in turn, led by example and ultimately, changed whole societies and advanced civilization. So why are those principles so quickly dismissed in making such important community decisions ?
Possibly people see those moral principles as corrupted or too basic, to be enlightening and relevant to today’s needs. If that is the case, the challenge seems to be a willingness to look at and add more recent moral guidance that has proven it’s relevance and capacities in modern history, which is what Bay to Bay Services has done....