Worldview is the lens through which we see and experience the world. Our worldview shapes how we believe our families, communities, and society should be organized: how people believe and act, what is ‘good’ or ‘bad,’ who ‘belongs’ and ‘doesn’t belong,’ what has ‘value,’ and so on.
Worldview is formed through the interplay of our values, identity, culture, faith, history, and life experiences. It shapes our families and communities–and also 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 often play out as differences between parties and candidates, but are really 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 today in state violence against Black communities 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–climate collapse, economic injustice, food insecurity, public health crises, and more–are the result of a dominant worldview based in white supremacy, patriarchy, and consumerism. This worldview is taking its last stand.
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: rooted in interdependence, where we deeply feel a sense of belonging and community, and live in harmony with other people and the earth.
Resonance Network participants explore and cultivate worldview as participants in Workshopping the Worldview.