We talk about worldview as the lens through which we see and experience the world
Our worldview shapes how we believe our families, communities, and society should be organized. This includes how people believe and act, what is ‘good’ or ‘bad,’ who ‘belongs’ and ‘doesn’t belong,’ what is ‘important,’ what has ‘value,’ and on and on.
Worldview is formed through the interplay of our values, identity, culture, faith, history, and life experiences. It is not only shows up in families and communities, but also in our laws, institutions, and cultural norms.
Our country faces vast differences in perspective about how to address everything from immigration, to healthcare, to policing. These differences are not just about issues, parties, and candidates, but reflections of fundamentally different worldviews.
These worldviews find their origins many generations ago when the idea of “supremacy” based on race, gender, religion and more became systems of violence and domination. This historical legacy continues to play out today in state violence against Black bodies through policing and prisons, repression of Indigenous nations protecting their lands and water, violence against women and girls, and myriad other forms of abuse. This violence keeps us disconnected from our humanity and each other.
The crises we face today are the result of a worldview based in white supremacy, patriarchy, and consumerism taking its last stand. We are exploring how to both hold our anger and despair at the impacts of this worldview on our communities, while also asking how we can build a world rooted in interdependence.
Resonance Network participants are coming together because we see a groundswell of energy around a renewed set of values and ways of being we know are possible. Together, we describe the emerging worldview and lift up the communities that are currently living into it.
This emerging worldview is rooted in interdependence, where we deeply feel a sense of belonging and community, and live in harmony with other people and the planet.