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gender identity and expression, age,
             religion, spiritual tradition, national
             origin, marital status, political belief,
             mental or physical handicap, any
             preference, personal characteristic,
             condition, or status.
       For Reflection

       Spiritual Directors International recognizes
       that cultural and environmental factors may
       require these guidelines to be contextual-
       ized for different types of spiritual direction
       experiences. Spiritual Directors International
       encourages individuals, formation and train-
       ing programs, religious institutions, health
       care systems, spirituality centers, supervi-
       sion circles, and peer groups to review and
       re-appropriate these guidelines. To facilitate
       dialogue and re-appropriation of these guide-
       lines, Spiritual Directors International offers
       these questions for reflection:
          a. How do you and your community define
             terms such as “spiritual direction,”
             “formation,” and “supervision”?
          b. How do you and your community
             understand potential difficulties
             associated with “multiple roles and
             relationships,” “imbalance of power,”
             “boundaries,” and “confidentiality”?
          c. How might the various guidelines
             contribute to the authenticity of your
             ministry and service of spiritual
             direction? Your community’s ministry
             and service of spiritual direction?
          d. How might you adapt these guidelines
             in your particular cultural or
             organizational setting?
          e. What ethical concerns in spiritual direc-
             tion do you and your community foresee
             that these guidelines do not address?

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