At the center of Ignite Hope, as at the center of any spiritual movement or organization, lies a set of guiding principles that forms the basis for how we see, think, and act. These principles, or values — hope, compassion, forgiveness, and love — are essential to shaping our beliefs and defining our character.
Strong components of most faith traditions and moral and ethical systems, our values are the foundational precepts that help us live with greater understanding and respect for those with whom we share our lives and our planet. When they are an inherent part of who we are, they lead us to fight injustice where we see it; to work for freedom where it has been suppressed; to comfort those who suffer and are afraid; and to honor dignity wherever we find it.
This is what it means to Ignite Hope.