SDI Public Square Community Guidelines

We are glad to have you and warmly welcome you to this space.

SDI Mission and Vision Statement

“Cultivating the Practices of Deep Listening and Spiritual Presence Across All Faith Traditions and Spiritual Orientations.”

To that end, we will be working hard to ensure that we align our actions, and our community interactions, with that purpose. These Community Guidelines should not only help you understand how to act within the community, but also to help you understand what to expect from others in this space.

Some Things to Do in The SDI Public Square

We have several Groups set up for you to jump in and get to know each other. Share a bit about your work as a spiritual director or companion, write a haiku, share a contemplative photo.

The essence of our work as spiritual directors and companions is to discern on fundamental questions around our spirituality. “How did we come to be?” “What happens when we die?” “What makes you feel life?” You can also dialog around the practice of spiritual direction and companionship. “What are ways you practice deep listening to others?” “Is it OK to offer spiritual direction to someone from a different religion or spiritual orientation to my own?” “Have you used the Enneagram with your clients?

We have many overlapping communities within The Public Square. Join one, or two, or several! If you’d like to start a Group, let us know and we’ll set it up for you.

On Self-Promotion/
Promotion of Your Offerings

Your SDI Profile and your page on the Find a Spiritual Director or Companion Guide are the places to directly promote your work and practice. SDI sells Advertising to those who want to further promote their work and practice. But, please, no selling or soliciting in this space.

Be a thoughtful, wise, kind, and compassionate contributor in conversations, and let your expertise come through naturally through your dialogue and interactions with others. 

Rules for Interacting with Others

Healthy disagreements happen and are normal, but continuous, repetitive, or severe negative comments may cross the line into harassment and will not be tolerated.

 It’s unacceptable to attack a person or a community based on attributes such as their race, ethnicity, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, spiritual orientation, or disabilities, among others.

This includes indirect threats, as well as sharing or threatening to share someone’s private personal information (also known as doxxing).  Please be respectful and courteous at all times.

Do not send repeated requests or messages to anyone. Do not spam users for any reason.

We ask that you refrain from sharing anything explicit, including, but not limited to, sexually explicit images or content, violent images, or anything that could be perceived as dehumanizing.

SDI Strives to Create a Safe and Welcoming Place for All Spiritual Wayfarers

If SDI Staff deem your content or engagement in the Public Square to be inappropriate or out of alignment with our community guidelines, we reserve the right to remove the content, and potentially prevent your access to the site.

If you see any activity that violates these guidelines, please report it to us by clicking on the 3 dots next to the offensive post, and selecting “Report”.
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