The concept of Collective Efficacy posits that together we can make meaningful change in our community, whether or not we agree on everything. Working together, anything is possible. Our 2023 Ministry Newsletter series features this concept front and center.
This issue focuses on how Ministers can support fellow sangat members, both individually and collectively, during this time—in healing, rebuilding, and assessing what values remain meaningful at this juncture.
“I am a sacrifice to my pure friends, the immaculate Saints.
This body is attached to them, and we have shared our minds.
We have shared our minds – how could I forget those friends?
Seeing them brings joy to my heart; I keep them clasped to my soul.
They have all virtues and merits, forever and ever; they have no demerits or faults at all.
I am a sacrifice to my pure friends, the immaculate Saints.”||2||
~ Guru Nanak Dev Ji, SGGS, Ang 765
Ministers were invited to reflect on questions such as: In this time and space, what do you value most in your Dharmic life? Do you see these values reflected in the lives of those in your community? Do you see a pathway forward in your community where some think differently from you? Please share your thoughts and ideas about the potential for community dialogue to bring your sangat together in meaningful relationship.